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Official Entry Submission Form


DATES: Open from October 1 to December 15, 2013

The editors of Nature's Best Photography and Divers Alert Network (DAN) and Wetpixel.com invite all photographers to enter the Ocean Views Photography Awards. Through sharing your passion for the ocean, we hope to inspire a global audience to learn about and protect this fragile realm.?The winning images will be published in the 2014 Spring/Summer edition of Nature's Best Photography magazine and in the spring issue of Alert Diver magazine, and may also be selected for NBP, Alert Diver and Wetpixel.com's online galleries and online editions. Contest entries will be judged on technical quality, composition, originality, and artistic merit. Professional photographers, Amateurs, and Youth (under 18) are welcome to enter. You may enter a total of up to 20 images for one entry fee ($25 US no foreign checks or foreign money orders). Each submission MUST follow the guidelines. If an image is selected as a finalist, we will need the high-resolution digital files or original transparencies for the judging during final rounds. Questions?Email:?Oceans@naturesbestphotography.com

Uploading photos online

Read through the Entry Guidelines PDF:?CLICK HERE

Prepare your images:?Save copies of your photos as low-resolution ".jpg" image files?no larger than 500K?at 72 ppi (the size will vary - set image size to approximately 720 to 1000 pixels on the longest side).
Click on "Upload your photos" and follow the instructions on the form.

After entering online:?Photographers who have images that pass into the next rounds for judging will be required to supply high-resolution files (and RAW files if available), a more complete caption and camera specifications before the final judging. Failure to supply requested materials will lead to disqualification. PLEASE NOTE: Information on how to send us your highest resolution and RAW files will be emailed to you if the judges want to see your images for further review (see below).

Entering photos by mail

Follow the directions on the Submission Guidelines PDF and send your entries postmarked no later than the deadline. Please include BOTH low and high resolution files on discs or carefully packaged or send properly protected slides or transparencies, along with the entry fee in US dollars only (no foreign checks), and a completed Entry Form with ALL information clearly filled out. Mail your entry (see details on the Guidelines PDFs) to:


PHONE: 703-467-9783

All photos must accurately reflect the subject matter as it appeared in the viewfinder. Nothing should be added to an image, and aside from dust spots, nothing should be taken away. Normal processing of RAW image files and minor adjustments to color and contrast are acceptable, as is minimal cropping. HDR and focus stacking are permitted as long as all manipulation is disclosed upon entry. Entrants must not infringe on the rights of any other photographer or person, or submit images that involve the willful harassment of wildlife or damage to the environment by the photographer. Failure to comply with all of the contest provisions will lead to the disqualification of your entry.

*Nature's Best Publishing LLC is not responsible for damage or loss incurred during shipment to or from our offices.
**Entrants must not infringe on the rights of any other photographer, landowner or other person. Photographs involving willful harassment of wildlife, destruction of habitat or property are unacceptable.
***Failure to comply with contest guidelines will lead to disqualification.

COPYRIGHT:?Photographers own their own copyright and enter Nature's Best Photography Awards competitions of their own free will. As a condition of having a photograph selected as a winning image, photographers agree to a non-exclusive transfer of worldwide rights allowing Nature's Best Publishing, LLC (NBP) the following uses including, but not limited to: publishing the image(s) in upcoming issues of Nature's Best Photography magazine; hanging the image(s) in public exhibitions; and displaying the image(s) on the NBP and other websites; and using the image(s) to promote Nature's Best Photography competitions. Non-exclusive allows the photographer to market the image as they choose. NBP does not restrict future sales of the image, rather NBP enhances opportunities to market the photograph as a Winner in a very prestigious competition. Many photographers have found their sales to increase based in part on their participation in NBP award competitions.