Monday, July 22, 2024

Submissions Are Open For UN World Oceans Day 2021 Photo Competition


Submissions for the 2021 UN World Oceans Day Photo Competition are now open.

Renowned photographer Ellen Cuylaerts will be the contest curator, and the judges include Aquatic Biologist and Photojournalist Jennifer Hayes from the United States , Documentary Filmmaker and Photographer Julian Lennon from England. Conservation Photojournalist, Producer, and Underwater Filmmaker Joakim Odelberg from Sweden, Underwater Photographer and Diving Instructor Ipah Uid Lynn from Malaysia, Marine Biologist Afelandra Clez Cibrian from Mexico, and Environmental Filmmaker, Photographer and Adventurer Michel Strogoff from Madagascar.

This year’s contest categories include:

  • Ocean Life & Livelihood
  • Above Water Seascapes
  • Underwater Seascapes
  • Digital Ocean Photo Art
  • Faces of the Sea
  • Oceanic Discoveries

The submission deadline is at 12 midnight Eastern Standard Time (EST) on April 30th, 2021, and winners will be announced during the United Nations World Oceans Day annual event on June 8th, 2021.

For more info and to register for the contest, click here.

(Image credit: Dan Charity)

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.