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Get Ready for the 2014 Photo Contest

Posted On January 8, 2014 by

2013 Photo Contest: Phil Wrobel

Do you have a love for photography and the ocean? Then get your camera ready because we’re preparing for the start of our Marine Wildlife and Seascape Photo Contest!

Last year’s contest received over 600 entries! From colorful coral reefs to awe-inspiring seascapes, your images captured the beauty of the ocean. We look forward to seeing what images you create this year.

The contest will launch on January 21 and will run for three weeks. On February 9, the submission period will end, and voting will start. All entries will have a chance at being featured in our 2015 calendar. A few photographs may even appear on our Instagram account as a “staff pick.”

Photos entered in the contest must consist of marine wildlife or marine habitats, and must be photographed in a natural setting. Shots of aquariums, pools or other captive locations will not be accepted, nor will photographs of divers touching or stressing marine wildlife.

Two winners will be announced the week of March 10. The first will be our People’s Choice photo, which will be selected based on the number of votes it receives during our public voting period. The second will be our Critic’s choice photo, which will be selected by a panel of judges.

Our judges include Annie Griffiths, Ami Vitale, Enric Sala, Feo Pitcairn and Philippe Cousteau.

Look for more photo contest details in our emails and on Twitter and Facebook in the upcoming weeks. The emails will contain links to the photo contest website and instructions for entry.

Good luck to everyone! We look forward to seeing your amazing ocean images!