Photographers must be at least 13 years of age or older as of the first day of the contest (May 25, 2019).
We will assume that, in submitting a photo, you are the owner of the photo and have the right to publish it (including permission/model release for anyone identifiably pictured).
By submitting a photo, you are giving us permission to use the photo for other purposes, such as on our website, on social media, and in other NOAA and National Marine Sanctuary Foundation publications. We will, of course, provide credit to photographers whenever we use any of the photos. Organizations other than NOAA and the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation may use photographs submitted in this contest to promote sustainable and responsible recreation in the National Marine Sanctuary System. These photos are not for sale and are not for commercial use unless prior permission is arranged.
Only photos taken while in compliance with wildlife viewing regulations and government approach regulations will be considered. Do not harass animals just to get the "perfect" shot!
Photos that are submitted without information on the photographer and a brief caption will not be considered.
No watermarks on submitted photos.
Photos should be a minimum of 1200 pixels wide (but the bigger, the better!).
Please limit the total number of your photo submissions to 10 entries.