World Oceans Day Photo Contest 2016- send in your favorite photo!

Sharing the beauty and importance of the ocean

The oceans are essential to food security and the health and survival of all life. They power our climate and are a critical part of the biosphere. The UN recognition of World Oceans Day is an opportunity to raise global awareness of the current challenges faced by the international community in connection with the oceans, and be part of the solutions. 

World Oceans Day encourages you to make a difference in your life, community, and world by taking action to protect our ocean—for present and future generations. Despite the huge challenges facing the world’s ocean, by working together we can achieve a healthy ocean that provides for the billions of humans, plants and animals which depend on it every day. This year you can share the beauty and importance of the ocean through your photographs!

Photography is a powerful medium of expression that can be used to communicate strong positive messages about a subject. This open and free photo contest seeks to inspire the creation and dissemination of such positive imagery, which conveys the beauty and importance of the ocean.

Five thematic categories are open for photographic submissions this year:

  1. Underwater Seascapes
  2. Underwater Life
  3. Above Water Seascapes
  4. Making a Difference: Humans in Action
  5. Youth: open category, any image of the ocean (above or below the surface) – photographed by a young person under age 16 (as of 1 April 2016)

Entries must portray a positive theme and be submitted electronically in accordance with the contest guidelines and subject to the contest rules.

Winning images will be recognized at a special World Oceans Day event at the United Nations on June 8, 2016.

All entries must be submitted by 20 May 2016. Click here to access the official United Nations World Oceans Day Photo Contest site to learn more about the contest!

Bill Mott 02-Apr-2016