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Ocean Exposures Photo Contest 2018

Living Oceans Society annual photo contest is now open for 2018!! Every year we invite the public to help Living Oceans Society showcase the beauty of the ocean as we advocate for its protection, by sharing their favorite ocean photos with us.

Submissions must fall into one of three categories to qualify:‘Below the Surface’, 'Coastal Wildlife', and 'Work or Play on the Ocean', with 3 prizes available per category. There is also one uncategorized 'Seahuggers' Choice' prize (chosen by total 'likes' each photo gets in a album we post on our Facebook page), making a total of ten prizes to be awarded this year.

Entries must be recent and must be located on near or under one of Canada’s three oceans. Photos should be taken out in nature, not in an artificial environment such as an aquarium. Photographs are judged on exposure, composition, uniqueness, creativity, technical proficiency and relevance to chosen theme. Participants may enter no more than 10 photographs per category!

Take a look at last year's winning entries below!










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 Tides Canada Aquaculture Innovation Fund. Since 2008 Andrew has played a lead technical role in the design of the Namgis 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.

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Contest Prizes

Below the Surface - First prize

>Art by Deb Wiggins and Dan Hillert from Harmony Gardens Gallery in Sointula (value: $188.00)
Deb and Dan Art

Below the Surface - Second prize

>Beaty Biodiversity Museum, Family Pass for a Day (value $45)

Beaty Biodiversity Museum

Below the Surface - Third prize


>Abeego Variety Wrap Set (value: $18.00)

Abeego Wrap Set

Coastal wildlife - First prize


Coastal wildlife - Second prize


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

Pink Solution

Coastal wildlife - Third prize


>Four cans of sustainable seafood from Skipper Otto's Community Supported Fisher (value: $30.00)

Skipper Otto

Working/playing on the ocean - First prize


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

Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea

Working/playing on the ocean - Second prize


>The Marine Detective's new book Find the Fish (value: $18.00)

Find the Fish

Working/playing on the ocean - Third prize


>A Living Oceans Sea Hugger t-shirt” (value: $28.50)

Sea Hugger T Shirt

Sea Huggers' Choice Award


>Dinner for two at Fable Restaurant (value: $100.00)

Fable Restaurant