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UN World Oceans Day Photo Competition



The UN World Oceans Day Photo Competition is hosted by the United Nations, curated by Ellen Cuylaerts and a jury composed of world-renowned individuals.

2021 CATEGORIES FOR PHOTO CONTEST

Photography is a powerful medium to convey a feeling or a message. This open and free photo competition seeks to inspire the creation of imagery capturing the beauty, the challenges and the importance of the ocean and humankind’s relation to it, hoping to contribute to actions to preserve this vital resource.

The photo competition has six thematic categories open for submissions:

NEWRevitalization
Above Water Seascapes
Underwater Seascapes
NEWNature-Based Solutions & Ocean Exploration
NEWOcean Critters
NEWCoastal Communities

General Rules
The contest is open to entrants of all skill levels.
Photo contest staff and judges are not allowed to enter the contest.
Winners will be announced on Wednesday, June 8th, 2022 in New York, during a hybrid UN World Oceans Day event, hosted by Oceanic Global as strategic partner for the day, and published on www.unworldoceansday.org shortly afterwards.
Entries may have been taken from any camera, digital or film (as scanned slides).
Conservation rules will be strictly observed. Flora and fauna should never be stressed or endangered for the sake of a photo. Entries suspected of involving the following behavior will be disqualified:
Photographers visibly damaging the environment (e.g., gear dragging or kicking up sand, divers exhibiting poor buoyancy control)
Animals with signs of stress (e.g., puffed puffers, inking octopus)
Animals moved to an unnatural environment or risky location
Marine life being touched or placed (e.g., nudibranchs, coral polyps, seahorse tails)


SUBMISSION DATES
All entries must be submitted by April 15th, 2022 at 12 midnight Eastern Standard Time (EST).

The contest is open to entrants of all skill levels.

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