Entries open March 2020
The Ocean Photography Awards™ are a celebration of our beautiful blue planet, as well as a platform to highlight the many plights it is facing.
Ocean photographers of all disciplines and experience levels – amateurs and professionals alike – will be invited to submit their most impactful imagery to be judged by a panel of some of the world’s leading ocean photographers, including International Photography Hall of Fame inductee Paul Nicklen, founder of the International League of Conservation Photographers, Cristina Mittermeier, and Emmy Award-winning cinematographer Shawn Heinrichs.
Six categories will be judged, with the winner of each category taking home a collection of stunning photography- and expedition-focused prizes, including truly priceless opportunities from SeaLegacy. The overall winner – the Ocean Photographer of the Year™ 2020 – will be announced in August this year at a gala event.
"There is no other photography competition of this calibre focused exclusively on the ocean. The time has come to change that. SeaLegacy leverages the power of digital technology, visual storytelling, and innovation to catalyze lasting cultural change that protects and replenishes the ocean and coastal communities for future generations. With themes of adventure, exploration, and conservation, the Ocean Photography Awards is in perfect alignment with this work." - Cristina Mittermeier
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