Ocean In Focus 2012
Fifth Annual Conservation Photography Contest
Deadline: 31 January 2013
We would like to say a heart felt THANK YOU to 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.
Lindblad Expeditions has graciously donated an expedition for two persons in one Category 1 cabin aboard the National Geographic Endeavour for a 10-day trip to the Galapagos Islands! More Details >>
Finalists will win:
a copy of Callum Roberts’ critically acclaimed book, The Ocean of Life. The Photographer of the image voted best overall will also win a Solio Classic Solar Hybrid Charger, donated by Q-Cells.
All participants who submit images deemed appropriate and relevant to the mission and purpose of this contest will receive a $125 photo credit to be redeemed on any Lindblad Expeditions adventure.
The contest will feature two phases:
Phase 1 – Photo Contest: Each photographer may submit, via the Marine Photobank website, up to 10 images for entry in the contest. See submission guidelines for details or register for contributor membership if you are not already registered. Images will be assessed by a panel of expert judges and evaluated for image quality, uniqueness, clarity of issue illustrated, and whether or not they successfully convey a story as a stand-alone image. Six individuals will be selected as finalists, and they will qualify to enter the grand prize photo essay competition and a chance to win 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, donated by Q-Cells.
Phase 2 – Photo Essay Contest: Finalists will then have 30 days to submit 3 to 4 images that tell an ocean conservation story. Images should either be from the same day/event or feature the same issue across time and should be the primary vehicle for the story. Finalists will write 400-600 words describing the topic illustrated in the images. Essays will not be judged on grammar and spelling but rather on substance. Judges will select one grand-prize winner from these finalists. An interview with the winner will be featured on our websites and the winner will earn a Lindblad Expeditions trip to the Galapagos Islands. See prize details >>
All photos contributed to the Marine Photobank are available for download for non-commercial use by our membership of teachers, students, researchers, conservationists, scientists and others as well as print and Web journalists under specified media usage terms. Help us raise ocean awareness with your photography today.