June 27, 2008

Calling all underwater photographers! Reef Check Launches International Photo Contest 2008

How would you like to win a five-day liveaboard trip in the Maldives?

In celebration of the International Year of the Reef 2008, Reef Check presents the International “What do reefs mean to you?” Photo Contest. The contest will highlight the numerous ways in which people value their local reefs. The goal is to persuade people, through appreciation of these images, to take actions that benefit coral reef and rocky reef ecosystems.

The contest officially opens on July 1 and you can submit your photos through August 31 in the following categories to win some fantastic prizes generously donated by Manthiri Liveaboard Diving, Oceanic, Promate, Body Glove and CWIC. Grand prizes include a five-day liveaboard on the Manthiri in the Maldives, an Oceanic GEO Personal Dive Computer/Wristwatch, and a Promate Mini Pressure with Depth Gauge Console.

Tropical Coral Reefs
People and the Reef
Creative Visions of Coral Reefs
Animal Behavior

California Rocky Reefs
Teams in Action
Indicator Organisms

Young Photographer – Tropical and California ReefsBeauty of the Reef

In September, Reef Check members will get to vote for their favorite photos to determine the finalists. Prize winners will be chosen by our distinguished panel of judges, which includes well-known professional underwater photographers such as David Fleetham, Dan Gotshall, and Bonnie Pelnar.

Click here to submit your photos!