The Ocean in Focus contest this year will focus on the human-ocean connection. The Marine Photobank is seeking entries depicting human impacts on the ocean, its inhabitants and its resources, both good and bad. The photo contest is open now and will accept photos until January 31, 2013. The Finalists will be selected based on their photo submissions and will then be eligible to compete in the second stage of the contest. they will be required to submit 3-4 images for a photo essay of 400-600 words. The judges will judge the photo essays and the winner will receive recognition as SeaWeb’s Photographer Of The Year.