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Hey maybe they’ll even consider a longboard photo this year? Entries open for Surf Photo and Video of the Year Awards

3 February 21


If you’ve got an exceptional shot or vid (we know they’re out there), here’s the link  from Nikon and the press release from Surfing Australia: 

The annual Nikon Surf Photo and Video of the Year Awards are open for entries. Attracting all levels of Australian surf photographers and videographers, the Nikon Surf Photo and Video of the Year Awards is an opportunity for creatives to have their work recognised and celebrated on a national platform.

In partnership with Surfing Australia, the awards are open to Australian residents who can submit their best images and videos taken in 2020. There is a maximum of three photo entries per photographer and one video entry per videographer.

A panel of thirteen high-profile individuals within the surfing industry will be tasked with judging the entries to determine the best single surfing-themed photo and video. Among the judging panel is seven-time World Surfing Champion and Nikon Brand Ambassador, Stephanie Gilmore.

Judges include:

Layne Beachley 

Sean Dougherty 
Luke Kennedy 
JJ Jenkins 
Neil Ridgway 
Keith Curtain 
Sally Mac
Vaughan Blakey
Rob Bain 
Ray Bisschop
Phil Jarratt 
Nick Carroll 

The judges will be marking entries based on the following criteria:

* Innovation and creativity

* Dramatic affect and sensory impact
* Uniqueness
* Composition 

John Young, General Manager, Marketing for Nikon Australia said, “The Australian surfing community delivers awe-inspiring shots for the Nikon Surf Photo and Video of the Year Awards year after year. We are particularly excited to see what they have been able to capture from last year, as they explored inspiration closer to home, capturing Australia’s beautiful waves.”

Stephanie Gilmore, professional surfer, seven-time champion of the Women’s World Surf League Tour and Nikon Brand Ambassador added, “The ocean is such a special location to shoot, and the surf always creates unique opportunities to not only capture a great wave but to capture a great photo. The Nikon Surf Photo and Video of the Year Awards have always inspired Australians to bring the beauty of the surf to life in their own way.”

The winner of both categories will take home a new Nikon Z 6II and NIKKOR Z 24 – 70 f/4 S lens.

 Creators can submit their entries HERE

Submissions closing on Friday, 15th March 2021.

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