Saturday, July 13, 2024

2023 World Oceans Day Photo Competition Submissions Are Now Open


DivePhotoGuide has announced that submissions for this year’s World Oceans Day Photo Competition are now open though April 23rd, 2023.

“Complementing the annual June 8th World Oceans Day celebration at the UN Headquarters in New York, this year’s milestone competition draws on the power of the arts in support of the 2023 theme ‘Planet Ocean: Tides Are Changing,’ and the call to action ‘time to put the ocean first.'”

The photo contest is a free and open-to-the-public competition coordinated in collaboration between the United Nations Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea, DivePhotoGuide, Oceanic Global, Nausicaa and UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission.

The following six categories will be open for global submissions:

  • “Ocean Is Life”
  • “The Wonderful World of Tides”
  • “Putting the Ocean Fist”
  • “No Time to Waste”
  • “Underwater Seascapes” and
  • “Big and Small Underwater Faces.”

Winning submissions will be announced during the annual UN World Oceans Day event held in New York on June 8th, 2023 as well as broadcast live on UNTV.

More info on submissions and rules for the 2023 Photo Competition as well galleries of past competition winners are available at

(Featured Image credit: Nur Tucker)

John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.