Reminder: Second Annual World Oceans Day Photo Competition (subsmission deadline approaching)

Registration open until 22 May 2015, 5pm Eastern Standard Time (EST)!

In 2008, the United Nations General Assembly decided that, as from 2009, 8 June 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.

You can share the beauty and importance of the ocean, through your photographs!. Photography is a powerful medium of expression that can be used to communicate strong positive messages about a subject. This open and free photo contest seeks to inspire the creation and dissemination of such positive imagery, which conveys the beauty and importance of the ocean.

Five thematic categories are open for photographic submissions: (1) Underwater Seascapes, (2) Underwater Life, (3) Above Water Seascapes, (4) Humans Interaction: Taking Action on Climate Change and Ocean Acidification, (5) Youth: open category, any image of the ocean – below or above the surface – photographed by a young person under age 16 (as of 1 April 2015).

Winning images will be recognized at the United Nations on Monday, 8 June 2015 during the United Nations event marking World Oceans Day 2015.

 We will recognize and widely share the winning images, and perhaps some top runner-ups, through the contest website, with the media, and through the information materials related to subsequent contests. Pending the securing of sponsors, material or cash prizes may be awarded.

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