Ocean conservation nonprofit Pacific Whale Foundation (PWF) invites nature photographers from to enter their favorite marine wildlife image in PWF’s third annual Whale of a Photo Contest, July 27–August 10, 2022, for possible inclusion in the organization’s 2023 Marine Life Calendar.
One of Pacific Whale Foundation’s most popular fundraising campaigns, this highly sought-after wall calendar features stunning images, marine wildlife fun facts, tips on how you can help protect the ocean and the personal stories behind each month’s featured photograph. It is a great way for professional and emerging photographers to showcase their talents while helping to support the nonprofit’s mission to protect the ocean through science and advocacy and inspire environmental stewardship. All funds received from submissions and public voting directly benefit PWF’s Research, Education and Conservation programs working to mitigate the five major identified threats to whales and dolphins: bycatch (fisheries interactions), marine plastic pollution, climate change, unsustainable tourism and vessel collisions with marine animals.
Each submission must be accompanied by a $10 donation with multiple entries accepted. The top 12 photos selected by the organization’s panel of judges will be published in the calendar and advance to the online public voting round held August 22–September 6, 2022. Votes are $1 each with no limit on the number of votes allowed per entry. The image receiving the most votes will grace the cover of PWF’s 2023 Marine Life Calendar, which will also include a short profile about the winning photographer.
For additional information, including contest rules and regulations, visit pacificwhale.org/calendar