This month, REEF members worldwide are invited to participate in our first underwater photography contest! Members may submit one photo in each of six different categories including fish portrait, macro, invertebrates, REEF surveyor, lionfish/invasive species, and reefscape/habitat/environment. Submissions will be judged by three separate panels including professional photographers, REEF staff and board, and popular vote. Each judging panel will select a winning photo from each of the six categories, for a total of 18 winning photographs. The professional photographers panel will also choose their overall favorite image to be honored as "Best in Show."

Entries will be accepted until 12am EST on July 29. The winning photos and photographers will be featured in REEF’s July 2020 - December 2021 calendar. The "Best in Show" winner will be featured on the calendar's front cover. In addition, winning photos will be displayed at REEF Fest 2019 in Key Largo.

Any and all REEF members are encouraged to submit photos. For complete details including rules and policies, visit Questions and submissions may be emailed to

We are proud of all of our members and look forward to seeing your photos!