WCMB 2020 Photograph and Video Competition

The 5th World Conference on Marine Biodiversity

Virtual – December 13-16

What we are looking for

Images and video should convey a message regarding marine biodiversity. For example, about new or rare species or phenomena discovered, curious species associations or behaviors, something amazing or beautiful, contributes to ocean literacy, or how biodiversity contributes to a UN Sustainable Development Goal. They should also be clear and good quality.

Images and videos should be accompanied by a less than 200-word caption explaining the story behind the image. They should include data and location taken and credit the photographer(s).


Only registered delegates to the conference are eligible to apply. Registration is open and available here.

The photograph or video must be the presenters own work.


  • Videos should be no more than 1-2minutes long and less than 250 MB. Video will be footage only, without text or additional watermarking or logo.
  • Entering gives permission to the World Conference of Marine Biodiversity and its endorsing International Association of Biological Oceanography, University of Auckland, and Conservation International, to perpetual free use of their entry, with full attribution to the creator, and permits sub-licensing to media such as ECO and NZ Dive Pacific magazines.
  • Winners will be selected by popular vote of conference participants and by a jury.
  • Copyright of all entries would remain with their creators.
  • Winners will be announced at the event.

The competition page is now online here.

By The 5th World Conference on Marine Biodiversity

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