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Ocean Exposures Photo Contest 2016

Enter our photo contest and let us see the ocean through your eyes! You don't need to be a professional photographer to enter; just click here for contest rules and categories. We've got great prizes this year so let your inner shutterbug fly free on any of Canada's three oceans.

The Ocean Exposures Photo Contest runs from August 1 to October 15 and the winners will be announced on or before November 15. Upload your photos using the form below, or email them to us by clicking here. For inspiration, check out some of the winning photos from prior years below.

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Our Judge

Andrew S. Wright is a passionate conservation photographer and has published two photography books arguing for increased environmental stewardship in B.C. His book Emeralds at the Edge  published in 2009 received positive reviews in the Globe and Mail. His current book Faltering Light proposes an end to trophy hunting of bears.

He is also technical advisor to the SOS Marine Conservation Foundation and the Tides Canada Aquaculture Innovation Fund. Since 2008 Andrew has played a lead technical role in the design of the Namgis FinFish aquaculture project. He is a contributor to the Great Bear Rainforest agreement and has travelled on numerous occasions to the region. 

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Contest Prizes

Below the Surface - First prize

A whale watching trip for 2 with Stubbs Island Whale Watching (value: $207.90)

Stubbs Island Whale Watching

Below the Surface - Second prize

Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea, 6 passes (value $90)

Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea

Below the Surface - Third prize

1 Sea Hugger T-shirt (value: $28.50)

Sea Hugger T-shirt

Coastal wildlife - First prize

A gift package of extraordinary travel apparel by Lifestyle Over Luxury (value: over $100)

Lifestyle Over Luxury

Coastal wildlife - Second prize

A bucket of green cleaning supplies by Pink Solution (value: $50)

Pink Solution

Coastal wildlife - Third prize

1 Sea Hugger T-shirt (value: $28.50)

Sea Hugger T-shirt

Working/playing on the ocean - First prize

A full colour book of ocean photography by Jeremy Koreski, entitled “This Is Nowhere” (value: $65)

Jeremy's work is published in a lovely 11" x 11" linen hardcover volume of 156 pages containing over 100 photos of surfing, fly-fishing and nature from British Columbia Coast.

Working/playing on the ocean - Second prize

Two passes to the Ucluelet Aquarium (value: $28.00)

Ucluelet Aquarium

Working/playing on the ocean - Third prize

Living Oceans’ own cookbook, “Fish for Thought” (value: $25.00)

Fish for Thought

Sea Huggers' Choice Award

Original Oil by Jan Rosgen, Art for the Soul (value: $50.00)

Art for the Soul