[Coral-List] University of Miami 2018 Underwater Photo Contest

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Wed Mar 14 15:59:21 EDT 2018

*Call for Entries - 2018 Underwater Photo Contest *

*Popular annual photo competition attracts beautiful marine imagery from
around the world.*

MIAMI —March 14, 2018 — The University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of
Marine and Atmospheric Science is now accepting entries for its annual
Underwater Photography Contest. Since its inception in 2005, the contest
has drawn several thousand entrants from across the globe and a collection
of beautiful images. The deadline for submitting photos is 12p.m., U.S.
Eastern Time on Monday, April 15, 2018.

Judged by a panel of professional photographers and marine scientists,
photographs are divided into five separate categories:

   - Fish or Marine Animal Portrait
   - Macro
   - Wide Angle
   - UM Student (can only be submitted by a University of Miami student)
   - Best overall

The competition is generously supported by Bill Gallwey. The top prize is a
trip on Blackbeard’s Cruises
departing from Nassau to the Exuma Cays, Bahamas (trip prizes do not
include airfare, gratuities, port taxes, Bahamas Underwater National Park
fees, gear rental, etc., and are subject to availability). There will also
be monetary awards for those finishing in 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each of
the categories.

The Underwater Photography Contest is open to all amateur photographers who
earn no more than 20 percent of their income from photography. Eligible
photos must not have been published or accepted for publication and must be
the original work of the submitter. No pool or aquarium shots will be

The winners will be announced this year at the Rosenstiel School’s popular *Sea
Secrets* Lecture Series on May 15, 2018.

To view past winners, contest rules and entry form, please visit:

*About the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School*
* The University of Miami is the largest private research institution in
the southeastern United States. The University’s mission is to provide
quality education, attract and retain outstanding students, support the
faculty and their research, and build an endowment for University
initiatives. Founded in the 1940’s, the Rosenstiel School of Marine &
Atmospheric Science has grown into one of the world’s premier marine and
atmospheric research institutions. Offering dynamic interdisciplinary
academics, the Rosenstiel School is dedicated to helping communities to
better understand the planet, participating in the establishment of
environmental policies, and aiding in the improvement of society and
quality of life. For more information, please visit **www.rsmas.miami.edu*


Josh Coco, Ed. D.

Executive Director, RSMAS

Tel: (305) 421.4002

Fax: (305) 421.4711

Direct: jcoco at rsmas.miami.edu <%20jcoco at rsmas.miami.edu>

University of Miami

RSMAS Campus – 105C

4600 Rickenbacker Causeway

Miami, FL 33149-1031

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