The 10th annual Ocean Art contest is now accepting entries. A long list of prizes valued at over £30000 are up for grabs for both amateur and professional photographers.

Thirteen categories ensure all photo disciplines and cameras compete fairly. This year there is a new category – black and white – that showcases a photographer’s ability to accentuate light and shadows.

Other categories include: wide angle, marine life behaviour, macro, compact camera, cold water, blackwater, underwater conservation and the only type of underwater animal given its own category – nudibranchs.

Winners from each category will be able to rank the prizes they would like to receive, making it more likely that each winner will receive a prize they desire.

Prizes available include liveaboard trips to Indonesia, dive resort stays, Bluewater photo and travel gift certificates and underwater camera equipment.

Coral spawning

Judges include world-renowned underwater photographers Tony Wu, Marty Snyderman and Scott Gietler. Marty Snyderman is an Emmy winner with work appearing in top publications like National Geographic. Tony Wu is a renowned underwater photographer and author of Silent Symphony. Scott Gietler is the owner of Bluewater Photo, Bluewater Travel, and the Underwater Photography Guide.

2nd Place - Celia Kujala Shot in Hornby Island, Canada

You need to submit your photos by the 30th November. Winners will be announced in January. For rules of the competition and how to enter see the Ocean Art site.

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