10th – 15th October 2022
South Africa

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Photo Competition

The WIOMSA Scientific Symposium photo competition is here again! The theme of this year’s photo competition is “People, Coasts and Oceans: Opportunities for a changing future”

They say a picture is worth a thousand words- share your story through the lens of your camera! Entries can be on any topic of your choice related to coastal people, ecosystems, landscapes, seascapes, science, research and its impact on coastal communities, climate change or any other scene from marine and coastal environment in the region, both above and under the ocean surface!

Selection Process

The judging panel will select twenty best photos based on content, adherence to the theme, originality, creativity, artistic merit and technical excellence of the photos. The selected photos will form a photo exhibition to be held at the symposium during the week and all symposium participants will be able to vote for their photo of choice. The winners will be announced during the symposium and the winning entries will also be posted on the WIOMSA website. 


1st Prize USD 500

2nd Prize USD 250

3rd Prize USD 150 

Who can participate?

The contest is open to everyone.

Rules and conditions

Each contestant can submit up to 3 photographs. These must be high resolution photographs (20 x 27 cm A4 sized – 3 million pixels of 150 DPI resolutions). The photos must be taken in the Western Indian Ocean region. The photographs in their entirety must be the original work of the entrant and must NOT have been entered for any other competition. The organizers maintain the sole right to select the photos that will be exhibited during the symposium.


WIOMSA reserves the right to use any and all photos submitted for the competition for future communications material (printed information material, dissemination of information through social media and on the WIOMSA website).

How to enter

  1. Take your  photo
  2. Add a short, catchy caption.
  3. Send it on email to secretary@wiomsa.org

Deadline for submission of photographs is 15th June 2019