Rules & Information

If you’d like to be added to the reminder mailing list for Shades of Colour entry dates, please CLICK HERE!

Categories and Prize Information

Advanced Category

Winner will receive: Ikelite Gift Voucher for $100. If a Highly Commended (Runner-up) is awarded he/she will receive an Ikelite Gift Voucher for $75. This category is open to anyone but especially those who have previously won the Novice category and/or sold your work.

Novice Category

Winner will receive: Ikelite Gift Voucher for $75. If a Highly Commended (Runner-up) is awarded he/she will receive an Ikelite Gift Voucher for $50. Entrants in this category should ideally be fairly new to photography and not sold their work.

Important: If you have won the Novice Category twice then you must upgrade to entering the Advanced Category, ie. you are ineligible to continue entering the Novice Category. You cannot split your entries between the two categories.

Competition Judges

Colin Gans, Iain Anderson and Andy Belcher.

Current competition for Sea Tech Photo Comp

Please can you email a copy of your photo to: sophie@seatech.co.nz

Subject line: S of C comp.

Plus the normal info such as:

Photo Details:
Image Name:
Entry Name:
Country / State:
Email Address:
Entry Date:
Image Location:
Photographic Equipment Used:
Image Details:

Rules

  1. Images should be in good taste with respect for the environment (no harming of wildlife).
  2. Images must be taken underwater (either fully or at least partially submerged) with a digital or film camera.
  3. Images with watermarks cannot be judged. Remember that judging is blind so putting your name on an image effectively disqualifies you!
  4. You must own the copyright and must have taken the image you submit.
  5. You may edit or enhance your images with a view to improving their quality while maintaining a natural appeal; any manipulation should be noted in your comments.
  6. Uploaded photos should be of highest possible quality. For winning images we may request a higher quality version for print.
  7. If you have any queries or need to alter an entry, email sophie@seatech.co.nz
  8. You can upload a maximum of three photos per contest; there is no entry fee.
  9. Important: If you have won the Novice Category twice then you must upgrade to entering the Advanced Category, ie you are ineligible to continue entering the Novice Category. You cannot split your entries between the two categories.
  10. Please complete your contact details accurately so we may contact you if you win.
  11. Permission to publish your entry in Dive New Zealand/Dive Pacific magazines both print and digital as well as on the Dive New Zealand and the Sea Tech websites in relation to the competition is assumed but no entry will be sold or used for purposes outside of the competition and its promotion without the express permission of the entrant.
  12. Images submitted can be used without notification and free of any charges when used for promotional purposes by Sea Tech Ltd.
  13.  Images submitted can be used without notification and free of any charges within the magazine for educational/photographic tutorials on enhancing an image.
  14. Previous issue's winning images are available for viewing online.
  15. You have to be in to win; the competition and prizes will not grow if you don’t participate and best of all, it’s free, so have fun and good luck!