2018 North Pacific Research Board Photo Contest

Submit your best images of the North Pacific Ocean--above and below!


The North Pacific Research Board (NPRB) conducts a photo contest featuring beautiful images of sea life, seascapes, coastal scenes and marine research within the waters of the North Pacific Ocean including the Gulf of Alaska, Prince William Sound, Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands, Bering Strait or Chukchi/Beaufort Seas. This is the 12th year of the competition.

The deadline to apply online is March 12, 2018. Professionals, amateurs, adult, and youth are all encouraged to apply. NPRB awards up to $3,300 in cash prizes to the top finalists in adult and youth categories.


Adult 1st Place - $1200
Adult 2nd Place - $600
Adult 3rd Place - $300
Youth 1st Place - $600
Youth 2nd Place - $400
Youth 3rd Place - $200


Adult and youth categories. Youth (17 and younger)

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

Each participant in the contest is responsible for ensuring that he or she has the right to submit photographs to the contest per these rules.

Your entry to the contest constitutes your agreement that your photographs may be made available for public use, published in NPRB materials,published or used in websites owned by NPRB and its partners, and used for promotional purposes including, but not limited to, a photo exhibit, film documentaries, education and outreach materials, and presentations, without compensation. NPRB will retain ownership of the portable media for previously mentioned publishing purposes.
By entering, participants agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless NPRB, its respective subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, attorneys, agents and representatives, from any and all third party liability
for any injuries, loss, claim, action, demand or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with the competition (collectively, “Losses”), including without limitation any third party claim for copyright infringement or a violation of an individual’s right to privacy and/or publicity right. The contest is void where prohibited by law.

All federal, state and local taxes, fees and surcharges on prizes are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. In the event that the selected winner(s) of any prize is/are ineligible or refuses the prize, the prize will be forfeited and NPRB, in its sole discretion, may choose whether to award the prize to another winner.
NPRB is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the photo competition, or by any technical or human error that may occur in the processing of submissions to the photo competition,including but not limited to any misprints or typographical errors. NPRB assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. NPRB is
not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer equipment, servers, providers, computer online systems, software, or failure of email on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, including injury or damage to participant’s or to any other person’s computer related to or
resulting from participating or uploading images or information in the photo contest.


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