Ocean In Focus 2012 Photography Contest

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Submit your photos 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.


  • An expedition for two aboard the National Geographic Endeavour for a 10-day trip to the Galapagos Islands
  • Finalists will all receive a copy of Callum Roberts’ critically acclaimed book, The Ocean of Life.
  • The photographer of the best overall individual image, as determined by our panel of judges, will also win a Solio Classic Solar Hybrid Charger

Judging criteria: image quality, uniqueness, clarity of issue illustrated, and whether or not they successfully convey a story as a stand-alone image.

Finalists, after being selected in the first round, will have 30 days to submit 3 to 4 images that tell an ocean conservation story.

Online submission of digital photographs via the website. You can enter up to 10 images. Photos will not be accepted in which animals, plants or objects have been staged.

Image requirements: high quality; under 5 Mb in file size. Images cannot be digitally manipulated, aside from basic changes such as light levels, etc.


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