Winners' prizes

Prizes worth more than £500,000
Entries closed August 31, 2020
Winners announced November, 2020
CLOSED

worth more than £500,000

The Ocean Photography Awards offers photographers the opportunity to win some truly unique and career-changing prizes. As well as cash prizes, equipment from generous ocean brands and social media exposure to millions of ocean photography enthusiasts, entrants also have the chance of joining SeaLegacy on expedition or securing a year-long residency as a member of the SeaLegacy Collective. The prizes on offer have a total value of more than £500,000, though some, in truth, are priceless. Read on for a list of the prizes on offer for each category. Additional prizes to be announced throughout the submissions period.

OCEAN PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

  • £5,000 prize money.
  • 5-day Instagram takeover of SeaLegacy’s Instagram feed of 1.9 million followers.
  • Winning image, photographer biography and links shared on Oceanographic, SeaLegacy (including judges) and Princess Yachts social media feeds, reaching more than 10 million people.
  • Top billing in bespoke Oceanographic and SeaLegacy email distributions to 250,000 people.
  • Bespoke ‘Expedition kit’ for remote ocean excursions, courtesy of Fourth Element.
  • Bespoke ‘Adventure kit’ to keep you warm on land and at sea, courtesy of sustainable ocean brand Finisterre.
  • Featured in Oceanographic Magazine’s Behind the Lens.
  • Featured in public exhibition beside the River Thames, London.
  • Invitation to VIP Awards night gala at London’s iconic City Hall.

THE COLLECTIVE PORTFOLIO AWARD

  • £1,000 prize money.
  • Induction into the SeaLegacy Collective for a one-year residency.
  • Winning images, photographer biography and links shared on Oceanographic, SeaLegacy (including judges) and Princess Yacht social media feeds, reaching more than 10 million people.
  • Featured in bespoke Oceanographic and SeaLegacy email distributions to 250,000 people.
  • Bespoke ‘Expedition kit’ for remote ocean excursions, courtesy of Fourth Element.
  • Bespoke ‘Adventure kit’ to keep you warm on land and at sea, courtesy of sustainable ocean brand Finisterre.
  • Featured in Oceanographic Magazine’s Behind the Lens.
  • Featured in public exhibition beside the River Thames, London.
  • Invitation to VIP Awards night gala at London’s iconic City Hall.

ocean conservation photographer of the year

  • £1,000 prize money.
  • Opportunity to join SeaLegacy on expedition.
  • Winning image, photographer biography and links shared on Oceanographic, SeaLegacy (including judges) and Princess Yacht social media feeds, reaching more than 10 million people.
  • Featured in bespoke Oceanographic and SeaLegacy email distributions to 250,000 people.
  • Bespoke ‘Expedition kit’ for remote ocean excursions, courtesy of Fourth Element.
  • Bespoke ‘Adventure kit’ to keep you warm on land and at sea, courtesy of sustainable ocean brand Finisterre.
  • Featured in Oceanographic Magazine’s Behind the Lens.
  • Featured in public exhibition beside the River Thames, London.
  • Invitation to VIP Awards night gala at London’s iconic City Hall.

ocean exploration photographer of the year

  • £1,000 prize money.
  • Winning image, photographer biography and links shared on Oceanographic, SeaLegacy (including judges) and Princess Yacht social media feeds, reaching more than 10 million people.
  • Featured in bespoke Oceanographic and SeaLegacy email distributions to 250,000 people.
  • Bespoke ‘Expedition kit’ for remote ocean excursions, courtesy of Fourth Element.
  • Bespoke ‘Adventure kit’ to keep you warm on land and at sea, courtesy of sustainable ocean brand Finisterre.
  • Featured in Oceanographic Magazine’s Behind the Lens.
  • Featured in public exhibition beside the River Thames, London.
  • Invitation to VIP Awards night gala at London’s iconic City Hall.

ocean adventure photographer of the year

  • £1,000 prize money.
  • Winning image, photographer biography and links shared on Oceanographic, SeaLegacy (including judges) and Princess Yacht social media feeds, reaching more than 10 million people.
  • Featured in bespoke Oceanographic and SeaLegacy email distributions to 250,000 people.
  • Bespoke ‘Expedition kit’ for remote ocean excursions, courtesy of Fourth Element.
  • Bespoke ‘Adventure kit’ to keep you warm on land and at sea, courtesy of sustainable ocean brand Finisterre.
  • Featured in Oceanographic Magazine’s Behind the Lens.
  • Featured in public exhibition beside the River Thames, London.
  • Invitation to VIP Awards night gala at London’s iconic City Hall.

young ocean photographer of the year

  • Two 1-on-1 mentorship sessions with a member of the judging panel.
  • Bypass the application process for confirmed attendance at Ocean Heroes Bootcamp 2021, with an invitation to present work.
  • Winning image, photographer biography and links shared on Oceanographic, SeaLegacy (including judges) and Princess Yacht social media feeds, reaching more than 10 million people.
  • Featured in bespoke Oceanographic and SeaLegacy email distributions to 250,000 people.
  • Bespoke ‘Expedition kit’ for remote ocean excursions, courtesy of Fourth Element.
  • Bespoke ‘Adventure kit’ to keep you warm on land and at sea, courtesy of sustainable ocean brand Finisterre.
  • Featured in Oceanographic Magazine’s Behind the Lens.
  • Featured in public exhibition beside the River Thames, London.
  • Invitation to VIP Awards night gala at London’s iconic City Hall.

the community choice award

  • £1,000 prize money.
  • Winning image, photographer biography and links shared on Oceanographic, SeaLegacy (including judges) and Princess Yacht social media feeds, reaching more than 10 million people.
  • Featured in bespoke Oceanographic and SeaLegacy email distributions to 250,000 people.
  • Bespoke ‘Expedition kit’ for remote ocean excursions, courtesy of Fourth Element.
  • Bespoke ‘Adventure kit’ to keep you warm on land and at sea, courtesy of sustainable ocean brand Finisterre.
  • Featured in Oceanographic Magazine’s Behind the Lens.
  • Featured in public exhibition beside the River Thames, London.
  • Invitation to VIP Awards night gala at London’s iconic City Hall.

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