Applications Invited For 2019 Sixth Annual World Oceans Day Photo Competition

Applications Invited For 2019 Sixth Annual World Oceans Day Photo Competition

Organization: United Nations

Event Duration: 01 May. 2019 - 07 Jun. 2019

Apply By: 30 Apr 2019


The United Nations is an intergovernmental organization that was tasked to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations, achieve international co-operation and be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations

About The Event:

The oceans are essential to food security and the health and survival of all life. They power our climate and they are a critical part of the biosphere.

In 2008, the United Nations General Assembly decided that, as from 2009, June 8 would be designated by the United Nations as “World Oceans Day” (resolution 63/111, paragraph 171). The UN designation of World Oceans Day is an opportunity to raise global awareness of the current challenges faced by the international community in connection with the oceans – and be part of the solutions.

World Oceans Day encourages you to make a difference in your life, community, and world by taking action to protect our ocean – for present and future generations. Despite the huge challenges facing the world’s ocean, by working together we can achieve a healthy ocean that provides for the billions of humans, plants and animals which depend on it every day. For the sixth year running, you can share the beauty and importance of the ocean through your photographs!

The Contest:

Photography is a powerful medium to convey a feeling or a message. This open and free photo competition seeks to inspire the creation of imagery capturing the beauty, the challenges and the importance of the ocean and humankind’s relation to it, hoping to contribute to actions to preserve it.

The photo competition has seven thematic categories open for photographic submissions:

  • Gender and Oceans NEW!
  • Underwater Seascapes
  • Underwater Life
  • Above Water Seascapes
  • Human Interaction: Making a Difference
  • Clean Our Ocean: Images relating to the ocean that show the positive or negative consequences of human interference above or below the waterline
  • Youth: Open category, any image of the ocean – below or above the surface (photographed by a person under 18 years of age as of 1 May 2019)


  • Winning images will be recognized at the United Nations on Friday, June 7, during the United Nations’ event marking World Oceans Day 2019.
  • Recognition and diffusion of the winning images and finalists will be widely exposed throughout the contest websites, the media and the information materials related to subsequent competitions.
  • Winning photos have been printed for exhibitions around the world. In 2016, one winning photo was also selected to be used as the cover of the First Global Integrated Marine Assessment.

Photo Submission Guidelines:

  • Entries must be saved in JPEG format and should be sized to be between 2,000 and 6,000 pixels in the longest dimension. Please limit your images to a maximum file size of 5,000KB (5MB). Images will be viewed on a large monitor and should be in the AdobeRGB 1998 or sRGB color space.
  • Please do not include any watermark or borders on your images. These elements will detract from the image’s impact.
  • The same image can only be entered into one category.
  • Note: Entrants should retain high-resolution and RAW files, if applicable, of their submissions. In the event your submission is selected as a finalist or winner, you will be asked to submit a high-resolution image for printing and display, and, if applicable, a RAW image to check if adjustments made to the image comply with the rules.

How to apply:

  • Entries must be submitted electronically in accordance with the contest guidelines and subject to the contest rules.
  • All entries must be submitted by April 30, 2019 at 12 midnight Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Application Deadline: 30th April 2019

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