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Keeping it simple in 2023 with a single category:


Any portrait of an animal underwater, wide angle or macro, that

incorporates the color pink (the smallest bit counts!) into

the composition and displays the creature's unique

personality or characteristics



  1. The Think Pink competition is open to entrants of all skill levels.

  2., sponsor staff, and Dive into the Pink volunteers are allowed to enter the contest, however, photo contest staff, Dive into the Pink board members, and current judges are not allowed to enter the contest.

  3. Each individual can only win one prize. Entrants with multiple winning entries will be given priority in prizes by value.

  4. Winners will be announced and exhibited on social media.

  5. We adhere to the Conservation Rules established by EPIC®. Marine life should never be stressed or endangered for the sake of a photo. Conservation rules will apply to all entries, and decisions will be final. 
    Entries suspected of exhibiting the following behavior will be disqualified:

    • Divers visibly damaging the environment (e.g. gear dragging or kicking up sand).

    • Animals with signs of stress (e.g. puffed puffers, inking octopus).

    • Animals moved to an unnatural environment or risky location.

    • Marine life being touched (e.g. coral polyps, seahorse tails).

    • Divers exhibiting poor buoyancy control

  6. All submitted images must have been taken by the entrant.

  7. Images that have won or placed in photo contests with winning entries announced before July 31, 2023 may not be submitted. A winning image is defined as follows: 

    • any image that has resulted in prizes worth $100 USD or more.

    • any image that has placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in a major photography contest (to be determined subjectively by judges).

    • Images that have been widely published are eligible but are less likely to gain judges’ attention

  8. Photographers retain all copyrights to their images., Dive into the Pink, Crystal Blue Resort, Backscatter Underwater Photography and Video, ULCS, and other donors to the 2023 Think Pink competition retain the right to publish the contest entries in print or online to congratulate or feature the winners and their respective images, to promote the Pink Auction or future Think Pink contests, and to promote other future events. Winning images may be included in a press release for third party websites/publications in the context of congratulating and/or featuring the winners and winning images, and to promote future competitions.

  9. All images must have been taken underwater of natural subjects in natural habitats (i.e., no swimming pools, no mermaids).

  10. No excessive blurring/vignetting/alteration of background during post-processing.

  11. No composites (in-camera or post-processiing, focus stacking, HDR, or similar); no pasting in elements of another image, cloning, or adding new elements to an image.

  12. Entries may have been taken from any camera, film (as scanned slides) or digital. 

Photo Preparation and Submission Guidelines

  1. Global photo adjustments, such as white balance, brightness, contrast, and sharpness are permitted, as is cropping. Minor cleaning of images is also permitted, including the removal of backscatter, dust and scratches. Composite images, as detailed above, are not permitted. Images are expected to represent reality, and judges reserve the right to audit raw files of finalist images.

  2. Entries must be saved in jpeg format. Please limit your images to a maximum file size of 5,000KB (5MB) - they should be sized to be up to 3000 pixels in the longest dimension (they may need to be smaller to fall under the 5 MB size limit for uploading). Images will be viewed on a large monitor and should be in the AdobeRGB 1998 or sRGB color space. 

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