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OG Pictures of the Year Competition 2024: Calling for Entries
By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, December 20, 2023 @ 10:00 AM (EST)

Ocean Geographic is now calling for entries to the 11th edition of OG Pictures of the Year Competition (PICOTY). As usual, there are amazing trip and gear prizes up for grabs, and a prestigious judging panel that includes David Doubilet, Stephen Frink, Sylvia Earle, Doug Perrine, Pascal Lecocq and Valerie Taylor.

The contest invites contributions to 17 categories: Animal Portraits, Fish Behaviour, Animal Behaviour, Black & White Print, Colour Prints, Coral Reefs of the World, Creative Vision, Small Exotic Animals, Human & Ocean, Open Water (Pelagic Zone), Black & Blue Water Exploration, Emerging Photographer of the Year, Music & Pictures, OG Master Portfolio, Emerging Ocean Geographic Photo-Journalist, Conservation Picture of the Year, and Vision of the Sea Movie.

“Classic entry” costs $50, which allows you to submit up to 20 images, while “premium entry” costs $70, allowing up to 30 images to be submitted. The competition is open for submissions until January 31st, 2024. Head over to the Ocean Geographic Society website to find out more.


Dive into the OG PICOTY Photo and Video Competition

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to showcase your talent in Ocean Geographic’s Pictures of the Year Competition (OG PICOTY)! Our annual celebration of visual excellence is back.

This year’s competition features a diverse range of categories, including dedicated sections for Emerging Photographers, aspiring Photo Journalists, Black and Blue Water, Coral Reefs around the world and film categories to name a few. With 17 categories there’s a perfect niche for every underwater photographer and film-maker.

Why participate?

  • Prizes Galore: Win enticing rewards such as resorts, live-aboard expeditions, trip vouchers, camera housings, and a chance to win a cruise to the Antarctic or Arctic with Aurora Expeditions.
  • Expert Recognition: Your work will be reviewed and evaluated by esteemed icons of the underwater world. Renowned figures like David Doubilet, Stephen Frink, Sylvia Earle, Doug Perrine, Pascal Lecocq, and Valerie Taylor will not only judge your images but also personally award the best entries in each category, with accolades bearing their distinguished names.

How to get started:

  1. Visit www.ogpicoty.com to explore the competition details, categories, and exciting prizes.
  2. Register Early: Secure your spot by registering early.
  3. Prepare Your Masterpieces: Once registered, take your time to curate and perfect your submissions. You have until January 31, 2024, to upload your entries.

Ready to make a splash? Register now!

We look forward to the privilege of showcasing your remarkable images in this year's competition. Join us in making OG PICOTY 2024 an unforgettable visual journey!

The Ocean Geographic Pictures of the Year Competition team



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