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.
- Only TWO (2) entries per person per month.
- RESIZE your images (1400 pixels on the long side)
- DO NOT include your name in the image title (Ex: What’s That Thing!)
- 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)
MAY MASTERS CONTEST:
MAY CHALLENGERS CONTEST:
SNOOT-OLOGY – ANY LENS – Snooted image. Open to any subject. Must be as shot in camera, not produced in post processing.
NATURAL LIGHTING – ANY LENS – Ambient light, no strobes.
JUNE MASTERS CONTEST:
JUNE CHALLENGERS CONTEST:
A DIFFERENT POINT OF VIEW – ANY LENS – Capturing a shot of a common subject but in a more interesting perspective or creative point of view, but not using software to embellish. Looking for images compositionally interesting – not snooted or manipulated.
MINIMAL – ANY LENS – Less is more; focus is on non-busy backgrounds, isolated subjects that are exceptional and beautiful.
JUNE VIDEO CONTEST:
BEST SINGLE VIDEO CLIP – FISH BEHAVIOR – One continuous video clip up to 30 seconds long. Can be shorter. Looking for any fish behavior. No critters or mammals. Two entries allowed per person.
Must be shot underwater with any video camera, camcorder, DSLR, or GoPro.
May add music, title and music credits.
May add a 2 second black “lead-in” and a 2 second black “lead-out” to allow for title and music credits. Maximum length of the video if using “lead-in” and “lead-out” to be 34 seconds.
Minimal global color correction allowed.
NO other editing allowed.
NO combining of multiple video clips.
NO speeding up or slowing down of footage.
Videos to be kept anonymous. No identifying name or watermarks.
Video must be submitted in VIMEO format.
Go to Video Contest for more instructions.
JULY MASTERS CONTEST:
JULY CHALLENGERS CONTEST:
GUARDIANS AT THE GATE – ANY LENS – Any image that conveys a sense of protective behavior. Doesn’t have to be just eggs. Anything from a goby guarding the eggs to dolphins guarding a baby, a fin over another, etc.
SEAHORSE BEAUTY – ANY LENS – Finding the beauty is one thing, capturing a great shot of one of these animals is difficult because of their shyness and rotating eyes. Your job should you accept this challenge is to show us a beautifully-captured rendition.
AUGUST MASTERS CONTEST:
AUGUST CHALLENGERS CONTEST:
WILD MOVEMENT – ANY LENS – Any photo that makes you think of a storm, wind or strong currents, its violent and unpredictable movement. The key is that there must be an indication of movement. Over/Unders welcome but not necessary -image tells a story of the trials of living underwater in current.
POLKA DOT FISH – ANY LENS – Must be fish that have noticeable round or roundish spots of a different color than the background skin color. Ex: Stargazers, trunkfish, pajama cardinalfish, juvenile barramundi, etc.