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World Oceans Day 2023 Competition: Deadline Extension!
By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, April 21, 2023 @ 09:00 AM (EST)

DPG is pleased to announce that the deadline for submissions for the 10th annual Photo Competition for UN World Oceans Day has been extended, and the contest is now open until April 28th, 2023!⁠

The milestone competition presents a unique opportunity for photographers to showcase the immense breadth and depth of the ocean’s beauty as well as to shed light on the lesser known  promise and potential brimming beneath its waves. Winners will be announced on stage during the UN World Oceans Day event on June 8th and broadcast live on UN TV.

This year’s categories for submissions are⁠:

  1. No Time to Waste
  2. Putting the Ocean First
  3. The Wonderful World of Tides
  4. Ocean Is Life
  5. Big and Small Underwater Faces
  6. Underwater Seascapes

The photo competition for UN World Oceans Day is curated by Ellen Cuylaerts and judged by a jury of world renowned photographers. The 2023 competition is organized in partnership with DPG, Oceanic Global, United Nations Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea, Nausicaa and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO. Judges include: Rathika Ramasamy, Ipah Uid Lynn, Rajan Desai and Antoine Janssens.

For full details about submissions, including contest rules, judges, and more, visit our dedicated competition minisite.




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