Entries open for Australia's best surf photos

Last years winning Nikon Surf Photo of the Year, The Right, captured by Ren McGann.
Last years winning Nikon Surf Photo of the Year, The Right, captured by Ren McGann.

Western Australia's professional and amateur surf photographers are being called to enter their best images in the latest round of the 2021 Nikon Surf Photo and Video of the Year Awards.

In partnership with Surfing Australia, the awards are open to Australian residents who can submit their best images and videos taken in 2020.

Margaret River photographer Ren McGann won last year's top prize for his photo, The Right, while fellow local Tom Pearsall secured a runner up position.

There is a maximum of three photo entries per photographer and two video entries 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.

The judges will be marking entries based on innovation and creativity, dramatic affect and sensory impact, uniqueness and 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 said the ocean was a special location for photographers.

"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 via Mynikonlife.com.au/surf, with submissions closing on Friday, 15th March 2021.

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