Terms and Conditions of Entry

  1.  This competition is open to everyone except the Australasian Institute for Maritime Archaeology (AIMA) Executive and the competition judges.
  2.  All entries must be submitted in jpeg format with a resolution of 300 dpi or higher. File size must not exceed 50 MB.
  3.  Every image submitted must have the following file name format: First name and surname of photographer_image number (for multiple images that are of the same site)_site name_State or Territory (in which the site is located)_date photo taken (DDMMYYYY). 
    For example:  Jane Smith_1_SS Nord_TAS_18102013.jpg
  4. Eligible images include photographs in the following categories:

    1. Underwater Shipwrecks—diving and visiting submerged shipwrecks or aircrafts;
    2. Shipwrecks at the Tidal Line—visiting shipwrecks above the water surface;
    3. Maritime Archaeology—capturing images of human interaction with the sea, lakes and rivers and associated archaeological remains;
    4. Maritime Heritage—capturing images of historic jetties, wharves, lighthouses, obelisks, over-water bridges, former whaling stations and other sites with a link to maritime heritage;
    5. Marine Life—capturing images of marine fauna and flora living in submerged shipwrecks/aircrafts or within or around other maritime structures; and
    6. Flinders Maritime Archaeology Photography Scale—showing the famous Flinders Maritime Archaeology photography scale
       (Note: Enhancing accepted in all categories)

  5. There is no limit on the number of images per entrant.
  6. One prize per category is awarded. An additional prize is awarded to one of the category winners for the best overall submission.
  7. Each entrant must be sole author and owner of the copyright of all images submitted. Images previously published in print media or winning entries (1st, 2nd or 3rd) from other competitions are not eligible.
  8. Entrants must comply with the Commonwealth Historic Shipwrecks Act 1976 and relevant State shipwreck protection legislation and not damage, interfere with or remove any part of a shipwreck or its associated artefact assemblage.
  9. Unnecessary harm or harassment of marine life is not permitted. Any image depicting or suspected of involvement in such harm will be disqualified.
  10. The judges appointed by the organisers will choose the overall winner from among the six category winners. The judges and organiser’s decision on all matters relating to the competition is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  11. AIMA shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever or howsoever arising directly or indirectly in connection with the contest.
  12. Should the quality of entries not meet what the organisers consider to be an appropriate standard, the organisers may, in their absolute discretion, decide to not award prizes in any or all categories.
  13. Entrant retain copyright of their submitted images, but grant permission to AIMA, Flinders University and the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) of the Government of South Australia to use, reproduce and exhibit (with appropriate attribution) in all media (now known or hereafter created, inclusive of the internet) and in any future public display all said images for the promotion and publicity of AIMA, Flinders University and DEWNR and for the promotion, protection, conservation and management of historic shipwrecks and maritime cultural heritage in Australia.
  14. In submitting one or more images to the competition, the entrant acknowledges and confirms to have read, understood and accepted the Terms and Conditions of Entry; confirms to be the lawful copyright owner of said images; and assigns the use of said images to the competition organisers in accordance with the competition Terms and Conditions of Entry.