THE
CATEGORIES




PRIZE BREAKDOWN FOR EACH CATEGORY:

$4,000 CATEGORY GRAND PRIZE
$500 2 FINALISTS | $50 HONORABLE MENTION

 

This year there are six categories in the Whalebone Magazine Photo Contest and you can enter as many as you like, so that means six chances for you to win the top prize in each category, but you can also enter as many photos as you like in each category so that pretty much means, and we’re not mathematicians here, but, carry the one and you get… more than six chances. It’s $5 to enter and the grand prize in each category is $4,000 smackers or schmeckles or clams or whatever the kids are calling them these days. Two additional finalists in each category will also win $500, and there's a little something for honorable mentions, too. Each honorable mention will receive $50 and their image published in The Photo Issue of Whalebone Magazine. 


In addition, each grand prize finalist, finalist and honorable mention winner will have an opportunity to participate in The Print Shop from Whalebone Magazine and generate revenue for the photographer from the sales of their image.

The rules and all of the things the lawyers made us put in can be found here.
 

$5 fee per entry
A portion of all proceeds is going to No Kid Hungry and Protect Our Winters.
 

 WATER

presented by JUST
 

 HUMAN

presented by B&H Photo Video
 

 ADVENTURE

 JOY

presented by Solento Organic Tequila
 

 MOTION

presented by Athleta
 

 WEATHER

presented by Rhone
ENTRY PERIOD: FEB 19 – MARCH 12 at 11:59 PM EST

THE
JUDGES



Man, are we lucky. Some incredibly talented folks think enough of what we are doing with this photo contest and what you do to lend their eyes to help us select the winning photos. Last year Danny Clinch, Walter Iooss and Morgan Maassen set the bar really high for Whalebone Photo Contest judges. This year Mel D. Cole, Krystle Wright and Mike Coots bring a whole new set of perspectives to the judging panel. The judges select the winners so we aren’t saying you probably want to start following them on Instagram to see what they like, but we are saying you probably want to start following them on Instagram because it will bring joy and magic to your phone screen.

MEL D. COLE

One of the world's top concert, music, sports, lifestyle and event photographers.

@meldcole

KRYSTLE WRIGHT


A pioneering director & photographer who brings attention to the demanding adventures and landscapes that the public is rarely fortunate to see.

@krystlejwright

MIKE
COOTS


Shark attack survivor known for his underwater photography, ocean advocacy and mission to help fellow amputees.

@mikecoots
WHO DOES WHALEBONE MAGAZINE THINK THEY ARE?


A Little Bit About the Ninth-Best Magazine in the World

Who is Whalebone Magazine to put together a photo contest for photographers and other people who hold cameras and click them to take pictures? Well, Whalebone makes a magazine that a lot of people seem to think prints nice looking photos people tend to enjoy and there’s also that #photogsthatweenjoyseries series on @whalebonemagazine

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