Winners' prizes

Prizes worth more than £500,000
Entries close July 31, 2021
Winners announced September, 2021
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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 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

  • £2,500 prize money.
  • 5-day Instagram takeover of SeaLegacy’s Instagram feed of 2.2 million followers.
  • Winning image, photographer biography and links shared on Oceanographic and SeaLegacy feeds (including judges) feeds, reaching more than 10 million people.
  • Top billing in bespoke Oceanographic and SeaLegacy email distributions to 300,000 people.
  • Featured in Oceanographic Magazine’s Behind the Lens.
  • Featured in public exhibition beside the River Thames, London.
  • Copy of Ocean Photography Awards, Volume II, coffee table book.

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 and SeaLegacy feeds (including judges, at their discretion), reaching millions of people.
  • Featured in bespoke Oceanographic and SeaLegacy email distributions to 300,000 people.
  • Featured in Oceanographic Magazine’s Behind the Lens.
  • Featured in public exhibition beside the River Thames, London.
  • Copy of Ocean Photography Awards, Volume II, coffee table book

ocean conservation photographer of the year

  • £1,000 prize money.
  • 1:1 mentorship with Cristina Mittermeier, as well as an Instagram LIVE conversation.
  • Winning image, photographer biography and links shared on Oceanographic and SeaLegacy feeds (including judges, at their discretion), reaching millions of people.
  • Featured in bespoke Oceanographic and SeaLegacy email distributions to 300,000 people.
  • Featured in Oceanographic Magazine’s Behind the Lens.
  • Featured in public exhibition beside the River Thames, London.
  • Copy of Ocean Photography Awards, Volume II, coffee table book.

ocean exploration photographer of the year

  • £1,000 prize money.
  • Winning image, photographer biography and links shared on Oceanographic and SeaLegacy feeds (including judges, at their discretion)reaching millions of people.
  • Featured in bespoke Oceanographic and SeaLegacy email distributions to 300,000 people.
  • Featured in Oceanographic Magazine’s Behind the Lens.
  • Featured in public exhibition beside the River Thames, London.
  • Copy of Ocean Photography Awards, Volume II, coffee table book.

ocean adventure photographer of the year

  • £1,000 prize money.
  • Winning image, photographer biography and links shared on Oceanographic and SeaLegacy feeds (including judges, at their discretion), reaching millions of people.
  • Featured in bespoke Oceanographic and SeaLegacy email distributions to 300,000 people.
  • Featured in Oceanographic Magazine’s Behind the Lens.
  • Featured in public exhibition beside the River Thames, London.
  • Copy of Ocean Photography Awards, Volume II, coffee table book.

young ocean photographer of the year

  • Two 1-on-1 mentorship sessions with a member of the judging panel.
  • Winning image, photographer biography and links shared on Oceanographic and SeaLegacy feeds (including judges, at their discretion), reaching millions of people.
  • Featured in bespoke Oceanographic and SeaLegacy email distributions to 300,000 people.
  • Featured in Oceanographic Magazine’s Behind the Lens.
  • Featured in public exhibition beside the River Thames, London.
  • Copy of Ocean Photography Awards, Volume II, coffee table book.

the community choice award

  • Winning image, photographer biography and links shared on Oceanographic and SeaLegacy feeds (including judges, at their discretion), reaching millions of people.
  • Featured in bespoke Oceanographic and SeaLegacy email distributions to 300,000 people.
  • Featured in Oceanographic Magazine’s Behind the Lens.
  • Featured in public exhibition beside the River Thames, London.
  • Copy of Ocean Photography Awards, Volume II, coffee table book.

the FEMALE FIFTY FATHOMS award

  • Special timepiece from Blancpain Fifty Fathoms collection, which embodies the brand’s passion for the ocean.
  • Featured on selected Blancpain communication platforms and materials.
  • Winning image, photographer biography and links shared on Oceanographic and SeaLegacy feeds (including judges, at their discretion), reaching millions of people.
  • Featured in bespoke Oceanographic and SeaLegacy email distributions to 300,000 people.
  • Featured in Oceanographic Magazine’s Behind the Lens.
  • Featured in public exhibition beside the River Thames, London.
  • Copy of Ocean Photography Awards, Volume II, coffee table book.

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