Marinalife 2024 Photography Contest

April 12, 2024
Female photographer Credit Tim Mossholder on Unsplash

Marinalife is pleased to announce this year’s photography contest that celebrates the boating lifestyle and good times on the water.

We invite you to submit your favorite snapshots that capture moments of maritime merriment — the excitement of getting back on the water in the spring, an unforgettable nautical adventure with family and friends, a special seaside vacation, the thrill of water sports, an epic fishing trip where you reeled in a whopper, or the face of a pet who’s too cute for words. Whatever floats your boat, we’d like to see it.

Contest Details

Who’s Eligible?

From amateur shutterbugs to seasoned photographers, everybody is welcome to send the best shots of what you love about the cruising lifestyle and journeys to waterfront destinations. No entry fees are required.

What’s the Deadline?

By Friday, July 19, 2024, submit your photos. Limit of up to 3 entries per person that are high resolution (300 dpi, 2 mb or 600 kb). Please include a brief description of the photo’s location, the photographer’s credit, and your contact info, email and phone.

Who Picks the Winners?

Our staff will select the first, second and third place winners and runners up, whose photographs will appear on our website and in the fall 2024 issue of Marinalife. Prizes will be announced soon.

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