ISWAN Photo Competition 2017

THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE WINNER AND RUNNERS-UP. ALL THE SHORTLISTED ENTRIES CAN BE VIEWED HERE.

ISWAN is excited to announce the launch of our 2017 Photo Competition for seafarers.

We would like to invite all seafarers to submit photos of a typical day in seafaring life, including work, port and leisure time. Entrants do not have to be experienced photographers with expensive cameras – just a smartphone is fine, but photos must be high resolution and those featuring people are encouraged.

The winner will receive a new GoPro HERO5 Session – a waterproof, ultra-compact action camcorder which captures videos in crystal-clear 4K Ultra HD, perfect for outdoor action shoots. They will also feature in future ISWAN publications, and all shortlisted entries will be showcased on ISWAN’s social media pages.

The deadline for entries is Friday 10th February 2017. Our panel of judges will decide on the shortlist, winner and runners up, and these will be announced in late February. Our judges this year are:

Luca Tommasi, Project Manager, ITF Seafarers’ Trust
Sue Henney, Head of Marketing, KVH Media Group
Sampsa Sihvola, CEO, Finnish Seamen’s Service

Any seafarers wishing to enter may send up to five high resolution images to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with individual files not exceeding 15 MB. Entrants should include their full name, address and phone number in order to be contacted if successful, along with the name of their ship and where the photo was taken.

For inspiration, take a look at the winner, runners up and shortlisted entries in our 2015 Photo Competition here.

The competition rules are as follows:

Rules
• To enter, you must be a seafarer.
• The photo must be related to the theme of ‘My Day At Sea’, i.e. a day in the life of a seafarer. Photos featuring people are preferred. It should show a seafarer’s typical day at sea but can be as creative as the entrant wishes.
• No watermarks, signatures or dates may be added to the images.
• Photos must be submitted in JPEG format and be a maximum of 15 MB – please send high resolution images.
• We reserve the right to publish any photographs entered in the contest in ISWAN publications. Where possible, names will be credited.
• Photographs taken by anyone other than the entrant must not be submitted. It is the responsibility of the entrant to have the rights to the photograph, as well as ensuring that anyone featuring in the photograph has approved its publication.
• Photos may not have been previously published or entered into other competitions.

Please see below for a downloadable poster and flyers to promote the competition – please feel free to share these.

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