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Ocean Exposures Photo Contest 2023

The Contest is now CLOSED for 2023. Congratulations to all the winners!

Winning photo in Below the Surface category

Sara Ellison, "Anemones", won first prize in the category 'Below the Surface'.

Check out the submissions by following THIS LINK.

Get ready for next year! We'll announce the contest in July. Unleash your inner shutterbug and let your creativity shine. Become nature’s champion and help showcase the beauty of the ocean.

You protect what you love, so we view this event as an opportunity for people to get out into nature, find out more about the creatures around them, understand the challenges to ocean health and fall in love with the ocean.

Plus, by entering the contest your photo will be competing for amazing prizes! Scroll down to view the prize packages and entry form.


  • Below the Surface
  • Work and Play on the Ocean
  • Coastal Wildlife

Rules and Regulations

Make sure you and your photo are eligible to enter the contest by CLICKING HERE. It is open to residents of Canada other than Quebec (sorry; that's the law). No purchase is required.

Photos should be maximum 10 MB and there is a limit of five (5) entries per person. Photos must be taken outdoors, on any of Canada's coastlines/oceans.

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. Andrew played a lead technical role in the design of the Namgis land-based salmon aquaculture project known as Kuterra. He is a contributor to the Great Bear Rainforest agreement and has travelled on numerous occasions to the region.