2021 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 photographers and artists.

2021 Judges

Introducing the Photo Competition Judges:

Ellen Cuylaerts

Curator

Jennifer Hayes

Aquatic Biologist and Photojournalist United States

Ipah Uid Lynn

Underwater Photographer and Diving Instructor. Malaysia

Michel Strogoff

Environmental Filmmaker, Photographer and Adventurer Madagascar

Julian Lennon

Documentary Filmmaker and Photographer. England

Joakim Odelberg

Conservation Photojournalist, Producer, and Underwater Filmmaker Sweden

Ocean, Life and Livelihoods

Winner

Renee Capozzola

USA

Finalists

Jacopo Brunetti

Italy

Henley Spiers

United Kingdom

Honorable Mention

Victor Núñez

Spain

Above Water Seascapes

Winner

Pawel Zygmunt

Poland

Finalists

Christophe Mason-Parker

United Kingdom

Rafael Fernandez Caballero


Spain

Digital Ocean Photo Art

Winner

Francisco ‘Paco’ Sedano

Spain

Finalists

Brett Stanley

Australia

Renata Romeo

Italy

Faces of the Sea

Winner

Sayaka Ichinoseki

Japan

Finalists

Sam Briggs

United States

Evans Baudin

United States

Ocean Discoveries

Winner

Tom St George

United State

Finalists

Hannes Klostermann

Germany

Sirachai Arunrugstichai

Thailand

Underwater Seascapes

Winner

Nur Tucker

United Kingdom

Finalists

Marchione Giacome

Italy

Kevin De Vree

Belgium

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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