Photo competition

Join us in creating a stunning maritime calendar to mark The Nautical Institute's 50th Birthday in 2022 - and win £150 worth of Nautical Institute books! We know that many of you are talented photographers, so what better way to showcase that talent than through a specially commissioned Nautical Institute calendar. The 12 winning entries will go to make up the 2022 NI Calendar - one for each month of the year.


  • Entrants must be a current member of The Nautical Institute
  • Entrants may submit up to 5 photographs
  • Files must be in .JPG or .JPEG formats (see 'Photo guidelines' below)
  • The winning entries will be selected by a judging panel. The judges' decision will be final
  • All photographs must be the entrant's original work
  • By entering the contest you are agreeing to The Nautical Institute’s terms and conditions of the 2022 Nautical Institute photographic competition
  • Please pay close attention to the Copyright and Usage section of the terms and conditions and ensure you have the right to share the photograph(s) you submit

How to enter
Send up to 5 photographs to

Please ensure you include the following information:

  • Your full name
  • Your NI membership number or date of birth
  • A suggested caption for each photograph you submit
  • Details of when and where each photograph was taken
  • The names of any people within the photograph and your confirmation that they have given their permission for the photograph to be shared in the public domain (note: it is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure that all necessary permissions are obtained from any person featured in a photograph)
  • The deadline for submissions is 10:00 GMT on Wednesday 30 June 2021

Photo guidelines

  • Image format must be .jpg/.jpeg
  • Maximum file size: 15 MB
  • Recommended Resolution: 1600 x 2000

Twelve winning entries will be selected by a judging panel by late July. Winners will be contacted via email. The judges' decision will be final.

Each of the 12 winners will be awarded Nautical Institute books up to the value of £150