Ocean Exposures Photo Contest 2023
The Contest is now CLOSED for 2023. Congratulation to all the winners!
- Sea Huggers Choice: Yasmine Mohammad
- First Prize - Below the Surface: Sara Ellison
- Second Prize - Below the Surface: Mark Cantwell
- Third Prize - Below the Surface: Chris Sherwood
- First Prize - Work and Play on the Ocean: Wendy Davis
- Second Prize - Work and Play on the Ocean: Catherine Anderson
- Third Prize - Work and Play on the Ocean: Allison Voth
- First Prize - Coastal Wildlife: Amanda Nelson
- Second Prize - Coastal Wildlife: Wendy Davis
- Third Prize - Coastal Wildlife: Ken Szeto
Check out the submissions by following THIS LINK.
Get ready for next year! We'll announce the contest in August. 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.
- July 31: Photo submissions are open from July 31 to September 30, 2023.
- October 1 - 31: Voting opens for 'Sea Huggers Choice' award. This is where you get to choose your favourite by 'liking' the photos posted on our Flickr page!
- October 1 - 31: Contest judging by our judge Andrew S. Wright
- November 1 – 6: Winners in all categories announced!
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.
Below the Surface Category
Coastal Wildlife Category
Work or Play on the Ocean Category
Sea Huggers' Choice Award
Category Sponsor: Coastal Wildlife