RULES AND CONDITIONS

Watersports Photograhy Awards 2020

The Ocean Power Watersports Photography Awards will be held on Saturday, November 27, 2021 in the town of Dénia, Alicante (Spain). The international awards for water sports photography, Ocean Power Watersports Photography Awards, aims to publicize the work of both professional and amateur photographers from all fields of the water sports world, to promote the work of promising young people ( through the Young Promises category), promote the practice of water sports and instill in the citizen an interest in nautical tourism and respect for the marine environment.

  • All works must be submitted using the participation form. The delivery deadline is from September 24 to October 31, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
  • To participate in the contest, the completed participation form must be sent, reading the rules and regulations of the contest, which will be accepted without reservation in order to participate in it.
  • During the month of November, the list of winners will be published. The results will be communicated by email, on our website, social networks and in the media.

1.PARTICIPANTS

Any person can participate in the contest with the exception of the members of the jury, as well as the employees and direct family members of the organization organizing the contest. Registration in the Ocean Power Watersports Photography Awards is defined upon receipt of the entry form.

Minors under 18 years of age may participate with prior written authorization (model in Annex II) from their legal guardians.

2.THEMES AND CATEGORIES

Main category: Best water sports photo of the year.

Water Sports Categories:

  • Best photo of the year Canoeing 
  • Best photo of the year Fishing 
  • Best photo of the year Lifesaving
  • Best photo of the year Powerboats
  • Best photo of the year Rowing
  • Best photo of the year Sailing
  • Best photo of the year Surfing 
  • Best photo of the year Swimming 
  • Best photo of the year Triathlon
  • Best photo of the year Underwater 
  • Best photo of the year Waterski & Wakeboard

Special Categories:

  • Best photo of the year water sports «Young Promise» (born in 2003 or later years).
  • Best photo of the year water sports «Public» (popular vote and participation by Instagram)
  • Best photo of the year water sports and marine environment sustainability
  • Best photo of the year in water sports and tourism
  • Best photo of the year classic sailing and «Old School». 

When filling out the entry form, must be indicated in which category the photography enters. It must also be specified if the photography is submitted for any of the special categories, thus being able to be doubly awarded. 

3.PRIZES

  • The winner of each category will receive a commemorative trophy and a one year subscription to GEO magazine online.
  • The winner of the Best Water Sports Photo of the Year will receive a cash prize of 1000 €, and a commemorative trophy a one year subscription to GEO magazine online.
  • The winner of the category Ocean Power Best Water Sports Photo of the Year «Young Promise» will win a full expenses paid weekend, accompanying Toni Forqués (official photographer of the circuit) in one of the stops of the Formula Kite competition, the Cutty Sark FKSS 2022, a commemorative trophy and a one year subscription to GEO magazine online.
  • The winner of the category Marriott Dénia La Sella, Best photo of the year water sports «Public» (popular vote award by Instagram) will win a free weekend at the Hotel Marriott Dénia la Sell, a commemorative trophy and a one year subscription to GEO magazine online.
  • The winner of the category Water Sports Plastic Free, Best photo of the year of water sports and sustainability Marine Environment will win a cash prize of 200 €, a commemorative trophy and a one year subscription to GEO magazine online.
  • The winner of the Go!Port Water Sports and Tourism Best Photo of the Year category will receive a cash prize of 200 € , a commemorative trophy and a one year subscription to GEO magazine online..
  • The winner of the Gipsy Gin Classic Sailing and «Old School» category will win the experience of participating as part of the crew of a classic sailing boat in an event of the Official Regatta Calendar of the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation a commemorative trophy and a one year subscription to GEO magazine online.

Participants may submit a maximum of 1 photo per Water Sports Category (11 photos) + 7 photos in the Special Category Best Photo of the Year Water Sports «Public» (to be held via Instagram).

*In the event that a photographer submits photos in more than one Water Sports Category, he/she can only be a winner in one of them (this decision will be made by jury vote). However, he/she can be the winner of a Water Sports Category and a Special Category.

The trophies and prizes will be awarded to the winners attending the event on the day at the awards gala to be held on November 27, 2021 at the Real Club Náutico de Dénia. In case of not attending the event, a digital diploma will be sent certifying the award received.