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Our oceans are our lifeblood. Covering more than 70 percent of our planet, they produce oxygen, regulate the earth’s climate, provide food and provide a livelihood for millions. They are also home to most of the life on earth, from microscopic algae to the blue whale. White spray, rolling waves, a cool embrace, the oceans are our global treasure.

The theme for the photo contest is Celebrating our Oceans and Ocean Life. Contestants can upload photos of the ocean, including underwater photos, ocean life and animals etc.

The contest starts on the 9th September 2019 and closes on the 1st November 2019.

Photo Judges

Lloyd Edwards

Lloyd started the Baywatch Marine Conservation Project in 1992, which is the oldest privately funded project of its kind in Africa. In 1997 he started Raggy Charters marine cruises in order to raise funds for the Baywatch Project. In the last five years Raggy Charters has won the Lilizela Tourism Awards for the best marine, ocean and beach experience in South Africa 3 times.

Along other conservation achievements, Lloyd’s greatest achievement, together with his wife through her research, was to have played a leading role in having a large section of Algoa Bay proclaimed as a Marine Protected Area. He also launched Algoa Bay as the Bottlenose Dolphin Capital of the World in 2016.

Rob Duker
Rob Duker is a professional photographer who was born in the Netherlands. He received his Diploma in Photography in Belgium and between 1970 and 1975 Rob travelled extensively on freelance photographic assignments, such as in Spain, Middle East and Nepal. In 1975, Rob emigrated to South Africa and he has been based in Port Elizabeth since 1976. Since 1980, Rob’s photographic work, social commentary and documentary photography has been exhibited nationally and internationally.
Lauren Warner

Lauren is a professionally trained photographer and completed her National Diploma in 2006 and her Bachelor of Technology degree in 2017 at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth. She has commenced her Masters qualification in 2019.

She has worked as a freelance photographer since 2004 and today, Lauren works as a photographer of events and curator of arts and crafts events at Soul Good Events Management.

Lauren completed her first individual book in 2017 called ‘Speaking Out’ which showcases her fine art photographic prints which aim to normalise talking about rape. Her photographic prints explore emotions associated with violence against women.


1st Place:

Matthijs Ravensberg
Port Elizabeth, South Africa

2nd Place

Cleeve Robertson
Cape Town, South Africa

3rd Place

Albert Snyman
Cape Town, South Africa