For our PIXELS competition, members can submit an image to the theme which is then judged externally where a gold, silver or bronze can be awarded. At the end of the year, the overall winner is announced.
|January||Nudibranch Art||The subject must be a nudibranch, but the image can be whole or part of the animal. The image is to incorporate artistic elements, which may include creative lighting, different compositions or any other technique.
|March||Mono||The image is to be one colour, which can include both black and white or a single colour. The image may be macro or wide angle and of any subject. The image must be taken underwater, but not in an aquarium.
|May||Sexy Times||The subject of the image is to display any type of mating or sexual behaviour. This may include animals copulating/spawning, eggs (with or without the parent or adult), or any other type of mating display.
|July||Habitats||The image is to showcase an underwater habitat. An animal can feature in this image but the habitat must compose over 50% of the image.|
|September||The Eyes Have It||The primary subject must be an animal’s eye/s. The eyes must be a dominant feature in the image and draw the viewer’s attention, even if they take up a relatively small portion of the frame.|
|November||Open||Any image that has been taken underwater, but not including in an aquarium, is allowed.|
The PIXELS Competition has its own set of rules, download and read the Pixels Rules.
Entries must also meet the WAUPS Competition Rules and Image Size Guidelines which can be viewed here.