Divers can compete in the Underwater Close-ups or the Underwater Open category with photos taken in the waters off the coast of North Carolina or within the state’s freshwater systems.
Amateur and non-professional photographers can enter up to three photographs in each category. The contest deadline is Dec. 31, 2008. Photos may be submitted as prints or in digital format on a CD.
Cash prizes are awarded in each of the three categories – first place $500; second place $200; third place $100; honorable mention $50.
The North Carolina Aquariums may use all entered photographs without further compensation for a variety of purposes including, but not limited to, exhibit graphics, brochures, calendars, publications and website graphics. Photographers will be credited in such uses when possible, and will otherwise retain the rights to their work.