World Oceans Day 2022

Winning images will be recognized at the United Nations

Photography is a powerful medium to convey a feeling or a message. This open and free photo competition seeks to inspire the creation of imagery capturing the beauty, the challenges and the importance of the ocean and humankind’s relation to it, hoping to contribute to actions to preserve this vital resource.

The photo competition has six thematic categories open for submissions:

- Revitalization
- Above Water Seascapes
- Underwater Seascapes
- Nature-Based Solutions & Ocean Exploration
- Ocean Critters
- Coastal Communities


Winning images will be recognized at the United Nations on June 8th during the United Nations' event marking World Oceans Day 2022. Recognition and diffusion of the winning images and finalists will be widely exposed throughout the contest websites, the media and the informational materials related to subsequent competitions. Winning photos have been printed for exhibitions around the world.


The contest is open to entrants of all skill levels.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

Photographers retain all copyrights to their images.


Underwater Seascapes