Underwater Photography Contest


Date and Time:

Tuesday, April 28, 2020, 12:00pm

Registration Deadline:

Monday, April 6, 2020, 12:00pm

Since its inception in 2005, the contest has drawn several thousand entrants from across the globe and a collection of beautiful images. 

Judged by a panel of professional photographers and marine scientists, photographs are divided into five separate categories:

  • Fish or Marine Animal Portrait
  • Marine Conservation
  • Macro                         
  • Wide Angle
  • UM Student
  • Best overall

The competition is generously supported by Canon USA. The top prize is a trip on Blackbeard’s Cruises, departing from Nassau to the Exuma Cays, Bahamas (trip prizes do not include airfare, gratuities, port taxes, Bahamas Underwater National Park fees, gear rental, etc., and are subject to availability). There will also be monetary awards for those finishing in 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each of the categories.

The Underwater Photography Contest is open to all amateur photographers who earn no more than 20 percent of their income from photography. Eligible photos must not have been published or accepted for publication and must be the original work of the submitter. No pool or aquarium shots will be accepted.

How to apply/register:

The winners will be announced this year at the Rosenstiel School’s popular Sea Secrets Lecture Series on April 28,  2020. To view past winners, contest rules and entry form, please visit: https://www.rsmas.miami.edu/community-and-giving/outreach/underwater-photo-contest/contest-rules/index.html

Contact Name:

Josh Coco

Contact Phone:

(305) 421.4002

Contact Email: