Saturday, July 13, 2024

Ocean Conservancy Now Accepting Submissions For Its Annual Photo Contest


Submissions are now open for the Ocean Conservancy’s Annual Photo Contest.

In addition to a Grand Prize, winners will be announced in each of four categories:

* Coastlines and Seascapes: From coral reefs to sensational sunsets, these photos leave us in awe of our ocean.
* Human Impact: Our actions impact our ocean in both negative and positive ways. From rescue efforts and cleanups to marine pollution and oil spills, these photos inspire individuals to take action for our ocean.
* Marine Wildlife: Ocean creatures great and small in their natural environment, the ocean.
* Up Close & Personal: Some of our favorite ocean plants and animals are so teeny-tiny, they just can’t be seen with the naked eye. These macro photography shots help us appreciate the smallest of our ocean friends.

The judges panel for the Grand Prize will consist of Benny Blanco, Lewis Burnett, Jasmin Graham, Acacia Johnson, and Andrew Wu.

The submission deadline is June 13th, 2021. Once the submission period ends, you’ll have the chance to vote for your favorite photos, including your own, through June 18th, 2021.

Winners will be announced the week of June 29th, 2021.

For more info, go to

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.