Here’s a Sea Secret: Underwater photo contest open for entries

In last year’s contest, senior Enzo Newhard took first place in the UM student category with his shot of yellowfish grunt, panamic sergeant majors, and Pacific creolefish in the Galapagos.

By News@TheU

In last year’s contest, senior Enzo Newhard took first place in the UM student category with his shot of yellowfish grunt, panamic sergeant majors, and Pacific creolefish in the Galapagos.

Here’s a Sea Secret: Underwater photo contest open for entries

By News@TheU
Due to the continually evolving situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sea Secrets lectures have been cancelled, but the Rosenstiel School's annual underwater photo contest is still accepting entries.

Calling all underwater explorers. The University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science is accepting entries for its annual Underwater Photography Contest, which has a category exclusively for University students. 

The submission deadline is noon on Monday, August 3, and winners will be announced in the fall.

Open to amateur photographers who earn no more than 20 percent of their income from photography, the contest has five other categories, including a new marine conservation category for images that capture the connection between humanity and the marine environment. The other categories include Fish or Marine Animal Portrait, Macro, Wide Angle, and Best Overall.

The top prize, which goes to the Best Overall photo, was to have been a trip on Blackbeard’s Cruises, departing from Nassau to the Exuma Cays, Bahamas, but given the evolving situation over COVID-19, that is subject to change. Contestants who place first, second, and third in each of the other categories will receive monetary awards.

Everette Joseph, the director of the National Center for Atmospheric Research, discussed “Actionable Earth System Science,” on March 3, but the other scheduled lectures in the Rosenstiel School's popular Sea Secrets series were cancelled.

Judged by a panel of professional photographers and marine scientists, the photo contest has drawn thousands of entrants from across the globe since its inception in 2005, and is supported by Canon USA. 

Visit the contest rules for an entry form and more details.