Join the Marine Photobank as a contributing photographer, donate your most compelling ocean conservation photos, and you could win the Grand Prize: a two-person cabin on a
This contest calls on photographers of all skill levels to compete and donate photos illustrating the many human impacts on marine life and marine ecosystems as well as ways in which people are working to turn the tide on ocean degradation. Photos contributed to the Marine Photobank will be available to download for free for our membership of teachers, students, researchers, conservationists, scientists and other non-commercial users as well as media under specified media usage terms. Images downloaded from the Marine Photobank must NOT be used for commercial purposes. Help us raise ocean awareness with your photography today.
Check out the other incredible prizes, such as the First Place prize of seven days, of diving, from Matava eco-resort in Fiji! We will also offer carbon offsets from NativeEnergy to each prize-winner. You can also win gift certificates to Backscatter Underwater Video and Photo for new gear as well as large photo prints from photographer Bob Talbot. Learn more about all of the exciting prizes. Image submissions will be accepted until September 30, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. US Eastern Standard Time.
Prize-winning photos from past Ocean in Focus contests:
2. Once you are logged in you may contribute photos.
3. If you are a new member, please be patient while we review your application. Once you receive a membership acceptance e-mail, you may upload your photos.
Attention Registered Contributors
Please be sure to login to your account and confirm that we have an up-to-date e-mail address on record. If you win, we will need to contact you!
Read the RULES
Upload Your Photos
We cannot guarantee that your image will be entered into the contest if you have not properly labeled and provided detailed information with your photo. See below for details. Images should be uploaded at the highest available resolution, but must be under 5MB each.
1) Label Your Photos. REMEMBER: Limit 10 photos per photographer.
To help us keep organized, please label your photos, either in the file name OR the Title field of the upload page (please be consistent) with the word “Contest 1.” Label subsequent entries as numbers 2,3,4 and so on up to 10. (i.e. Contest 1, Contest 2, Contest 3, etc.)
We never get tired of seeing your photos, so please feel free to donate more than 10 photos, but be sure to label which photos you wish to enter into the contest.
2) Photographer Name and Credit.
It is essential that you include your name on the upload page. You may not submit photos for other people. Anyone who would like to compete in the contest must open their own account for contact purposes. Please specify in the Credit Statement field if you wish to be contacted my Media members prior to their use. We will fill in the credit statement field with our preferred credit statement language based on your preferences.
3) Select the Photo Contest 2011 Gallery.
After you have filled out the information fields on the photo upload page, select the gallery Photo Contest 2011. You may also select other appropriate galleries in which you think the photos belong.
4) Be thorough and include detail. The photo is only as good as what you have to tell us about it.
Be sure to include a description of the image as well as any interesting information about what it took to get the shot, what marine issue is being addressed in the photo, etc. Information we recommend you include:
Then submit the photo.
1. Photographers can enter a maximum of 10 photos into the contest. If submitting multiple photos of the same subject, please be sure to submit your best photos from the series and be sure they tell a compelling story. (The remainder can be submitted to the Marine Photobank cause rather than the contest.)
2. Photos will not be accepted in which animals, plants or objects have been staged.
3. By submitting your photos, you are stating that no species were harassed or harmed nor were ecosystems disturbed or damaged in the process of obtaining your photo. Violators of this rule will not be entered in this or future competitions.
4. Images cannot be digitally manipulated, aside from basic changes such as light levels, etc.
5. Submissions will be accepted from professional and amateur photographers. In order to submit your photos, visit the Marine Photobank registration page.
6. All photos submitted will be subject to the Marine Photobank image usage terms. Therefore, once the contest is complete, images will be available to a global network of researchers, educators, students, conservationists and concerned citizens to use for non-commercial, conservation purposes. Media use is allowed under terms specified by the photographer in the copyright statement.
7. Current Marine Photobank photographers are eligible to submit images if the image is not already in the collection.
8. Photo entries from SeaWeb staff will not be accepted.9. The submission deadline is Friday, September 30, 2011, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
We would like to say a massive THANK YOU to all of our generous prize donors for their in-kind donations to this effort. Each of them recognizes the power of visual communication to affect change around the way we interact with the ocean and we ask that you visit their websites and learn more about these great prize donors. This contest would not be possible without their support.
TERMS AND RESTRICTIONS: One category 1 or 2 cabin for two for a departure between November 1, 2011 and November 1, 2012. Final departure date based upon availability by Lindblad Expeditions. Confirmation is given 45 days prior to sailing. Donation does not include air transportation; baggage, accident, or cancellation insurance; items of a personal nature, such as alcoholic beverages, gift shop, etc.; passport expenses; extension; gratuities to ship's crew at traveler's discretion.
Terms and Restrictions:
Honorable Mention for Most Hopeful Image:
Autographed copy from wildlife filmmaker Chris Palmer of “Shooting in the Wild: An Insider’s Account of Making Movies in the Animal Kingdom.” A DVD of “Dolphins” from Macgillivray Freeman Films. Carbon offsets from NativeEnergy for the equivalent of driving 6,000 miles in the average US car (3 tons) .
Thank You to Our Prize Donors!
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