Jun 20, 2008

"What do reefs mean to you?" ReefCheck photo competition

2008 Reef Check Underwater Photo Contest
ReefCheck is organising the International Photo Contest "What do reefs mean to you?" in celebration of the International Year of the Reef 2008.

The goal is to inspire people, through images, to take actions to protect reefs.

Photo submissions open July 1-August 31, 2008.

Pictures speak a thousand words
In celebration of the International Year of the Reef 2008, Reef Check is running an International “What do reefs mean to you?” Photo Contest.

The contest will highlight the numerous ways in which people value their local reefs through activities such as diving, snorkeling, surfing and fishing, as well as indigenous cultural activities and commercial ventures such as tourism. The goal is to persuade people, through appreciation of these images, to take actions that benefit these ecosystems.

The Reef Check International website will host a photo gallery portal where participants, upon becoming members of the RC network, can upload photos and vote for favorites. Participants can submit entries from July 1st, through August 31st, 2008. The categories are:

Tropical coral reefs
People and the Reef
Creative Visions of Coral Reefs
Animal Behavior

California rocky reefs
Teams in Action
Indicator Organisms

Young photographer - tropical and california reefs
Beauty of the Reef

More details on the ReefCheck website

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