ENTER AND VOTE

CALL FOR ENTRIES:

The contests below are now open for submissions.
When voting starts, the entry period will be over and no further images can be submitted.
Check back after the voting starts so you can vote for your favorite. You will have one week to review the images and submit your two votes.
Winners will be announced at the next SFUPS meeting.

REMEMBER:

  1. Only TWO (2) entries per person per month.
  2. RESIZE your images (1400 pixels on the long side)
  3. DO NOT include your name in the image title (Ex: What’s That Thing!)
  4. RENAME your file using your photo title, month and category. Do not use spaces or special characters.
    DO NOT include your name. (Ex: WhatsThatThing-JuneMastr)

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE PHOTO CONTEST RULES

CLICK HERE FOR PRINTABLE PHOTO SUBMISSION AND VOTING INSTRUCTIONS .pdf

CLICK HERE FOR PRINTABLE VIDEO SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS .pdf

APRIL MASTERS CONTEST:

APRIL CHALLENGERS CONTEST:

APRIL VIDEO CONTEST:

TRASH TO TREASURE – ANY LENS – Any photo of a fish or marine critter living in human garbage or using ocean trash in some way. Could be a larval stage fish hiding in plastic, blennies living in a bottle, a seahorse hanging on to an abandoned shopping cart or tire.
Submission deadline: April 3rd.

BEACH BALLS – ANY LENS – Showcase fish, critters, coral, or algae that have a round shape like a beach ball. Animals in distress cannot be used; ie. puffed-up pufferfish.
Submission deadline: April 3rd

SLO-MO MAN – VIDEO – Either film your subject in slow motion mode or convert to slow motion in post processing. Artistically show the movements of a creature or creatures. Subject matter is open. Appropriate music is encouraged but not required. 1 minute maximum.
Submission deadline: April 3rd

MAY MASTERS CONTEST:

MAY CHALLENGERS CONTEST:

CREATIVE BOKEH BACKGROUND – ANY LENS – Images with a beautiful or creative bokeh background. Can be natural or reflections from a man-made background. Must be done in camera. No Photoshop plugins allowed.
Submission deadline: May 1st.

VERY HAIRY – ANY LENS – Show us your best hairy fish or critter. Subject must have the appearance of having hair, whether it is many skin protrusions, algae resembling hair or covered in small spines. Ex: hairy frogfish, hairy squat lobster, orangutan crab, hermit crab with hairs all over its body. Does not include hairs or algae on a hermit crabs second-hand shell, must be on the body of the critter. No sea urchins. No hairy humans permitted.
Submission deadline: May 1st.

JUNE MASTERS CONTEST:

JUNE CHALLENGERS CONTEST:

JUNE VIDEO CONTEST:

SNELL’S WINDOW – WIDE ANGLE – Your image must properly showcase Snell’s window and at least one subject. Sunbursts and/or clouds in the background will certainly add some wow factor. Snell’s window must be clearly visible in the background.
Submission deadline: May 29th.

DENTIST APPOINTMENT – ANY LENS –Cleaning stations showing cleaner in or on the fish’s mouth. Other cleaners may be present but the focus of the photo must be cleaning of the fish’s mouth, and not any other part of the body.
Submission deadline: May 29th.

THE CLEANERS – VIDEO – Show the action of one or more cleaning stations. 1 minute maximum.
Submission deadline: May 29th