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IUCN GMPP Oceans Photographer of the Year 2016

03 March 2016
GMPP 2016 photo competition
Photo: © IUCN

Open for entries until the 25th of May 2016

The IUCN Global Marine and Polar Programme invites you to submit up to 3 photographs per category:

  • (A) Marine Life
  • (B) The Poles
  • (C) Destinations
  • (D) Human impact
  • (E) Marine Conservation
  • (F) Open Choice

An overall winner and winners of each category will receive a prize and the winning pictures will be displayed at the World Conservation Congress in Hawaii later this year.
Please send your photos to 2016photocompetition@iucn.org with the title of the competition in the subject.

Rules and Regulations:

  • The competition is open to everyone over the age of 18
  • Entries are accepted until 12 pm GMT on the 25th of May 2016
  • Each entry must be the original work of the entrant
  • For all categories, digital files must be submitted as JPEGS saved at the highest quality (at least 8 in Photoshop), Adobe RBG (1998) and at 1920 pixels on the longest dimensions
  • File names: Entrant’s name_category_number (E.g. JaneSmith_A_1, JaneSmith_A_2, JaneSmith_B_1)
  • No watermarks, borders or signatures to be included on the pictures

Please note we will not accept photographs which show the following:

  • Photographers visibly damaging the environment
  • Animals with signs of stress/being handled/manipulated/moved.

Ownership of all images remains with the photographer; IUCN reserves the right to use the images with prior permission from the photographers.


Sea turtle. Photo: © P. MeierDescription of categories:


Marine Life:
Photos of marine organisms and their ecosystems from the tropics to temperate zones

The Poles:
Photos of marine organisms and landscapes from the two Fish frenzy. Photo: © M. Pittetpoles

Destinations:
Best dive and snorkelling spots, spectacular landscapes

Human impact:
Human impact: marine plastics, pollution, overfishing, ecosystem damage, climate change

Marine Conservation:
Conservation actions that address the issues portrayed in the above category, Young fisherman. Photo © Luciano Candisani examples of projects that promote and encourage conservation action, spread awareness, best practice

Open Choice:
Photos that would not fit in the above categories. E.g. macro, artistic images, cultural & socio-economic importance of coastal areas etc.

For all questions and information regarding the competition please contact 2016photocompetition@iucn.org
 

Images used in the brochure are credited to:

  • Red Pigfish, tangs © Brian Skerry (http://www.brianskerry.com/)
  • Young fisherman © Luciano Candisani (http://www.lucianocandisani.com/)
  • Atlantic dolphins © Hussein Aga Khan  (http://bit.ly/1KrLc7W)
  • Sea turtle © Patrick Meier (http://www.mywilderness.net/)
  • Whale shark, sea stars © Thomas Peschak (http://www.thomaspeschak.com/)
  • Rest of the photos © David Doubilet (http://www.daviddoubilet.com/)
     

 

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