The purpose of this contest is to recognise the photographs that best reflect the wealth of the Canary Islands sea beds as well as the diversity of their wildlife.

Who can take part?

The first underwater photography contest in the Canary Islands is open to anyone over 18 years old, regardless of nationality.

Do not miss out on this opportunity and participate free of charge in this first online contest, “The Canary Islands Dive Photo Challenge”. You could win IMPORTANT PRIZES shared between the different categories of the contest.

How do you take part?

It’s very simple. You just need to register, completely FREE OF CHARGE, by filling in a form in the PARTICIPATE section of this website. Then, with your user name and password, you will access your private participant area where you can upload the photographs you wish to enter in the contest. Photographers may take part in only one of the contest’s two modalities: Professional or Amateur.

The sooner you take part, the more photos you can enter for publication to boost your chances.

Characteristics of the photographs

All photographs entered in the contest have to be taken in the sea beds of the Canary Islands, regardless of the date on which they were taken. Please indicate on each photograph the archipelago island where it was shot. They should also conform to one of the categories established in the contest.
In the Professional modality, the photographs should come with a RAW file.
The photograph resolution should be 800×1200 or 1200×800, 72 ppp (preferably with sRGB colour space). The system will not allow you to upload photographs larger than 1.5 Mb.

All information on the characteristics of the entered photographs, compliance of which shall determine whether they are accepted or excluded from the contest, can be found in the General Regulations.

CATEGORIES IN WHICH YOU CAN PARTICIPATE

PORTFOLIO

A series of five photographs portraying the beauty and diversity of the Canary Islands sea beds.

DIVING

Landscapes representing underwater environments with the presence of one or more divers, both with diving equipment and in free dives.

WILDLIFE

Photographs in which the main subject is underwater wildlife (individual or group), vertebrate or invertebrate. No divers may appear in them.

WIDE-ANGLE LENS

Underwater seascapes of the Islands without the presence of divers, highlighting the most beautiful diving spots.

MACRO

Photographs of small marine life and details such as fish, invertebrates and algae.

AMATEUR

Photographs taken by non-professional underwater photographers. The choice of subject is free and the photographs can be both angular and close-ups.