Guylian Seahorses of the World Photography Competition 2018 Project Seahorse

Have you seen a seahorse in the wild? Were you lucky enough to capture an amazing photograph or video?

Join us in celebrating the 7th edition of the GuylianSeahorses of the World Photography and Video Competition by submitting your amazing seahorse snapshot or video.

Every two years, our loyal partner and main sponsor Guylian Belgium Chocolates, together with NELOS, hosts the Guylian Seahorses of the World photo competition to raise awareness about seahorses, their habitats and the threats they face.

We are excited to announce this year’s new addition to the competition – a video component.  So, get those cameras rolling underwater and submit your best seahorse photos/videos by October 28th for your chance to win some great prizes!

The Grand Prize is awarded to the three best seahorse photos and best video and the Public Prize to the top five most liked photos in Guylian’s online seahorse gallery. The Grand Prize is a Vision Hero Arius 1500 lightening kit, Guylian Belgium Chocolates, and much more. The Public Prize is a selection of Guylian Belgium Chocolates to share with your diving buddies and of course plenty of bragging rights. The competition runs from July 2nd until October 28th, 2018 and prizes will be awarded on November 17th in Beringen, Belgium.

If you don’t have any photos to send in, but you still want take part, go look at the fantastic seahorse videos/photos in the online gallery and vote for your favorite.

For us at Project Seahorse, this competition not only raises awareness ofthe plight of the seahorses we love, it provides us with valuable material for scientific and education projects. All entries are added to the database of our citizen science initiative – iSeahorse. They are much more than pretty pictures– they provide critical data on the distribution of seahorse species around the world helping us improve seahorse science and conservation.  Together, let’s save seahorses – and the seas.

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Here  the photos- Finalists from the 2016 Guylian Seahorses of the World Photography Competition


Hedgehog seahorse (H. spinosissimus)

The 2016 grand prize winner, Hedgehog seahorse (H. spinosissimus).
Nederig zeepaardje – Hippocampus histrix (Doornig zeepaardje – Thorny seahorse) – Filipijnen – 19 Mars 2016
Photo by Luc Eeckhaut/ Guylian Seahorses of the World.



Spotted seahorse (H. kuda)

Second place Grand Prize in 2016 was the Spotted seahorse (H. kuda).
Pink Ambition – Hippocampus kuda (geel of gevlekt zeepaardje) – Anilao-Filipijnen – 15 February 2016
Photo by Bruno van Saen/Guylian Seahorses of the World.


Hedgehog Seahorse (H. spinosissimus)

Third place Grand Prize in 2016 went to the Hedgehog Seahorse (H. spinosissimus).
Watch me, I’m cute – Anilao (housereef Buceo), Philippines – 09 September 2016
Photo by Gino Symus/ Guylian Seahorses of the World.


Long-snouted seahorse (H. guttulatus)

The 2016 public prize was awarded to the Long-snouted seahorse (H. guttulatus).
My Yellow – Portugal, Sesimbra, divespot Baleeira – 03 August 2013
Photo by Rui Palma/ Guylian Seahorses of the World.



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