Guylian Belgian Chocolates has announced the 7th Guylian Seahorses of the World Photo Competition. This competition is held every two years and gathers the best seahorse photos and videos from underwater photographers and divers around the world. Together with NELOS and Project Seahorse, Guylian’s wants to raise awareness about seahorses, their habitats and the threats they face.

To take part in the competition, just fill in the entry form online and send in up to five of your best photos or one video to seahorses@nelos.be. Closing date is 28th October 2018. Entries be displayed on the Guylian website from 2nd July 2018.

There are two types of prizes. The Grand Prizes are judged by an international panel. The three best seahorse photos and the best seahorse video with prizes from Hugyfot (a Vision Hero Arius 1500 lightening kit, a lightening set containing two video lamps and a GFI diver light), vouchers for diving equipment and a selection of Guylian Chocolates. Entries are judged on scientific value, artistic value, seahorse species, creativity and uniqueness of location and habitat.

The Public Prizes are based on the number of likes the entries receive on the website gallery. A shortlist of the 20 most liked pictures will be handed over to the jury who will pick the top five. Winners will be awarded Guylian Chocolates.

The competition is open for entries from 2 July 2018.

Project Seahorse

The panel of judges are chaired by Prof. Amanda Vincent, Director of Project Seahorse.

Project Seahorse is an international marine conservation organisation committed to the conservation and sustainable use of coastal marine ecosystems in general, and seahorses in particular. Seahorses inhabit coral reefs, mangroves, seagrass, lagoons and estuaries which are vulnerable to destructive fishing, pollution and dredging. Many seahorse populations are overfished and are traded for aquarium display or for traditional medicines and curiosities. Project Seahorse seeks and implements solutions to many marine conservation problems that affect seahorses and their habitats.

Download the iSeahorse App

iSeahorse is Project Seahorse’s citizen science tool for seahorse science and conservation. You can contribute to the understanding of seahorses and help protect them from overfishing and other threats. Project Seahorse is calling on anyone, anywhere in the world, who sees a seahorse in the wild to upload their photos and observations to iSeahorse using the website or app. Competition participants who upload their photo to www.iseahorse.org can also win a book about seahorses – Seahorses: a life-sized guide

Good Luck!

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