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

JANUARY MASTERS CONTEST:

JANUARY CHALLENGERS CONTEST:

SUPER MACRO – MACRO – You MUST display proper use of a diopter appropriate for your camera and lens. Think of images that have achieved nearly maximum magnification showcasing an appropriate subject. Creative lighting is encouraged but not required. Limit cropping to no more than 10 percent.
Submission deadline: January 2nd.

DEFINED UNDERWATER STRUCTURES – WIDE ANGLE – It can be pilings from a pier or dock, UW statue, oil platforms, or other man-made structures. Artificial reefs can work as well, and sunken motorcycles, cars and planes are great ideas too! No shipwrecks or sunken boats are permitted in this month’s contest. Take time to consider your composition.
Submission deadline: January 2nd

FEBRUARY MASTERS CONTEST:

FEBRUARY CHALLENGERS CONTEST:

FEBRUARY VIDEO CONTEST:

LOVE – ANY LENS – Showcase love in the best way possible using the underwater world. Fighting and competitive mating behaviors are not allowed. Be creative. No humans or humans touching animals allowed.
Submission deadline: January 30th.

HEARTS – ANY LENS – Showcase your best natural heart shape found underwater. This could be whip coral, the shape of a coral or sponge, or even a distinct shadow. No manipulation of living things, it must be photographed at an angle that clearly shows it is shaped like a heart. No artificially manufactured hearts or props permitted. No pool shots or people.
Submission deadline: January 30th

DRIFTING – Show the motion of moving along a drift dive. Wide angle of view. Should show the smooth movement of drifting in the current and not merely swimming, which will not be as smooth. Appropriate music is encouraged but not required. 1 minute maximum.
Submission deadline: January 30th

MARCH MASTERS CONTEST:

MARCH CHALLENGERS CONTEST:

WINGS – ANY LENS – Fish displaying fins that resemble wings. Ex: flying gurnard with fins extended, swimming scorpionfish, manta or eagle ray.
Submission deadline: February 27th.

SHOW US YOUR CLOUDS – ANY LENS –How often have you taken a photo only to realize later that you managed to photograph clouds in the sky as well as your subject? Can be any lens but most common with a wide angle lens. Must have a main subject in the photo where the clouds can be seen in the background. This can be an underwater or over/under shot.
Submission deadline: February 27th