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This Is The Last Week For Blue Wild Photo Contest Submissions

Underwater shutterbugs planning on submitting their photos or videos to the Blue Wild Adventure Photo and Video Contest had better get their submissions in soon.

All final entries are due by midnight U.S. Eastern time on April 17, 2016.

Winners will be announced at the Blue Wild Ocean Adventure Expo in Fort Lauderdale, Florida at 1730 Eastern time on April 23. The competition is open to amateurs and pros from anywhere in the world, and you won’t need to be present to win.

Contestants will be able to enter their submissions into three categories:

Macro Underwater Photo — Any single image taken with a macro/super macro lens of a subject composition recorded in life size at a 1:1 or greater reproduction ratio. The subject or focal point is expected to fill as much of the frame as possible with extreme detail.

Wide-Angle Underwater Photo — Any single image taken with a wide-angle lens consisting of a focal length greater than 35mm. The image is made of a wide scene with a subject in its natural environment. Over/under (half below and half above the water) and close focus wide-angle compositions are acceptable in this category.

The Ocean Adventure “Waterman Video Award” — A video submission between one and three minutes in length depicting the high adventure of oceanic activities that may include diving, SUP, kayaking, surfing, spearfishing, or any watersport lifestyle activity. Video may include above and below water footage. Editing of video is allowed and expected. Camera on spear gun, mask, head or hand is allowed. Combination of cameras is acceptable.

For contest rules and submission guidelines, check out the Blue Wild website.

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.