2010 Raja Ampat Entrance Tag Design Contest

Wetpixel.com is proud to host the 2010 Raja Ampat Entrance Tag Design Contest - now open for public voting!

If you have the perfect photo that captures the excitement and beauty of scuba diving in Raja Ampat, Indonesia, enter this contest for a chance to have your image printed on the 4,000 park tags that will be attached to BCDs of visiting divers!

This year's contest is limited to non-professional photographers only. Entries from professional photographers will not be accepted.

The lucky winner of the 2010 Raja Ampat tag design contest will be able to choose an all-inclusive, minimum 7-day dive trip at one of the following resorts or liveaboards in Raja Ampat (excludes airfares):

The Seven Seas The SMY Ondina Archipelago Fleet Papua Seahorse Paradise Papua Diving

1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive two books: Raja Ampat Through the Lens of... and The Dive Guide to Raja Ampat

To enter the contest, submit up to 2 photos or graphic designs per contestant before midnight (PST) on Friday, August 28, 2009. After finalists are chosen, you –- the public -– will vote for the best image or design until September 25, 2009. Winners will be announced on October 1, 2009.

Submission Details:

  1. Prepare your images. Images should be in JPG format, 5 MB maximum file size. High-resolution images preferred, but we will also accept smaller images (minimum: 1200-pixels in the long dimension). Each contestant may submit up to 2 images or designs.
  2. Rename your images so the filenames include your full name. This is very important because if your filename doesn't include your name, we won't be able to associate it with you!
  3. Email your image to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). This year, we are accepting submissions by e-mail only. If you cannot e-mail large files from your e-mail account, we suggest signing up for a new account at gmail for use in entering this contest.

Reminder: this year's tag design contest is limited to non-professional photographers only. If you consider yourself to be (or if the judges consider you to be) a professional photographer, your submission will not be accepted.

Contest Timeline:

Aug 28, 2009 - Submission deadline (via e-mail)
Aug 30, 2009 - Finalists announced, public voting begins
Sep 25, 2009 - Public voting ends
Oct 01, 2009 - Winners announced!

When submitting a photo or design, please bear in mind the limitations imposed by reproduction on a small (5 cm diameter), circular, plastic tag. Please see below for the 2007, 2008 and 2009 tag designs, for your reference. Note that images do not have to be submitted in circular format, though we will need to adapt images to the circular tag.

Prize-winners retain copyright for their image, but grant a full license to Tim Pengelola (management team) for use in non-profit park management activities (e.g. village-education programs , village posters, calendars, management presentations, etc). Any such use of submitted photos will include accreditation of the photographer/designer’s name. Note that the winners will be required to submit a signed waiver, which grants the Tim Pengelola non-exclusive rights to the images/designs.

For more information about Raja Ampat please see www.diverajaampat.org.