- Category 1: OUR NATURAL WORLD
- Category 2: UNDERWATER LIFE
- Category 3: CULTURES & SYMBOLS OF ASIA
- Category 4: BACK TO BASICS (for youth photographers only)
- Canon EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera
- US$ 3,000 Cash
Participants also agree (a) to be bound by these Official Rules; (b) that the decisions of the Judges are final on all matters relating to the Contest; and (c) if he/she wins that Sponsor may use the winning photographs and each winner’s name, photograph, likeness, and/or voice in any publicity or advertising relating to the Contest or future promotions without compensation or approval.