Photo Competition

The UN World Oceans Day Photo Competition is hosted by the United Nations, curated by Ellen Cuylaerts and a jury composed of world-renowned individuals.

2021 UN World Oceans Day Photo Competition

2021 Categories for Photo Contest

  • Ocean Life & Livelihood
  • Above Water Seascapes
  • Underwater Seascapes
  • Digital Ocean Photo Art
  • Faces of the Sea
  • Oceanic Discoveries

Submission Dates

1 March - 30 April

Winner Announced

Winners will be announced during the United Nations World Oceans Day annual event on 8 June.


Submit your images through the Dive Photo Guide link below.

2021 Judges

Introducing the 2021 Photo Competition Judges:

Ellen Cuylaerts


Jennifer Hayes

Aquatic Biologist and Photojournalist. United States

Julian Lennon

Documentary Filmmaker and Photographer. England

Joakim Odelberg

Conservation Photojournalist, Producer, and Underwater Filmmaker Sweden

Ipah Uid Lynn

Underwater Photographer and Diving Instructor. Malaysia

Afelandra Clez Cibrian

Marine Biologist. Mexico

Michel Strogoff

Environmental Filmmaker, Photographer and Adventurer Madagascar

Thank you to Blancpain for its contribution to the United Nations World Oceans Day Photo Competition, and to Dive Photo Guide for their support.

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