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Photo Competition

Square-spot Anemonefish, Wakatobi, Indonesia - copyright Ken Knezick, Island Dreams

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Why a Photo Competition? - Sad to say, some companies sponsor photo contests so they can get lots of free pictures to use in their advertising. No worries on that count, at Island Dreams we create our own images. The reason for this contest is that our clients often send us photos from their Island Dreams' travels, and as part of our 25th anniversary celebrations we thought it would be fun to create a way for you to see them, and to give some recognition for the best work. Contest entries will be displayed on Island Dreams' web site and on our Facebook page, and the winning images may also be highlighted on the pages of our contest prize donors, but not used for any other purpose. We hope you will join in the fun, both by submitting your own best shots, and enjoying the work of your fellow divers.

What kind of photos will win? - Many aspects come into play in the creation of a superior photograph. Crisp focus on the primary subject is critical. Interesting, colorful, eye-catching subjects will rise to the top. Attention comes to a photo that tells a story, and/or demonstates some sort of natural interaction. Pleasing backgrounds and creative control of composition and negative space can help to make a good shot into a great one. Above all, we hope the winning images will demonstrate understanding, appreciation, and respect for the beauty and diversity of the marine world.

What are the prizes? - In developing this competition we called upon three of our best travel suppliers for assistance, and they were quick to reply. Thus we have three grand prizes for the three contest topics. Each is a seven night stay, with lodging, diving and meals for one lucky (and talented) photographer. Airfare to the destination is not included, but Island Dreams can help you to arrange it.

Island Dreams' 25th Anniversary Photo Contest
Category Prize
Best Caribbean Underwater Photo Seven nights at Scuba Club Cozumel
Best Pacific Underwater Photo Seven nights at El Galleon Resort, Philippines
Best Topside Island Dream Seven nights at Matava Resort, Fiji
Deadline for entry is Dec. 5, 2012. Maximum of three entries per category. Amateurs only.
Please see complete contest rules and details below.

How do I Enter? - The contest is open to all amateur photographers. No professionals please. There is no cost to enter. Deadline for entry is December 6, 2012. To enter simply email your images as JPEG file attachments, up to a maximum of three submissions per category. Maximum file size of 1024 pixels wide x 768 pixels high. Maximum file size of 1 MB per image. Be sure to indicate where the photo was taken and include your full contact information. We ask that you make your own name, category and image number as part of the file name, such as Joe_Smith_Caribbean_01.jpg or Sally_Jones_Pacific_02.jpg.

Send your entries to:, but first please carefully read the Contest Rules and Guidelines.

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