Seal Rescue Ireland Photography Competition 2016

Two Categories:

Category 1. Marine Wildlife Photos - send in your photos of noncaptive marine wildlife, it can be of a seal, a crab, a jellyfish, a seagull, or any                 other marine species from around the world. The winner of this category will receive a one day family pass (2 adults, 4 children)                     for Dublin Zoo, kindly donated by Dublin Zoo.

Category 2. Seal Rescue Ireland Teddy on Tour – send in your photos of this Harbour seal teddy enjoying life outside the Seal Rescue Ireland                     centre (if you do not already have one of our seal teddy's then you can buy one in the gift shop at the centre or on our on-line gift                 shop, The winner of this category will receive...

We hope to raise enough funds to buy Zoologic Milk Matrix 30/55 (a high fat milk protein powder containing low levels of lactose and fortified with vitamins and minerals, fish oil, and water).  This formula is used as a replacement for the mother's milk, which can be 30 to 60% fat. If we do get this seal milk replacement it will be given to unweaned Common seal pups that are brought to our centre for care. Often these pups have become separated from their mother and without our care these pups would not survive.


How To Enter

  • To enter, download and complete the REGISTRATION FORM (click here to download) and send via email along with the photograph. Photos must be submitted digitally via email to and the title of the email must read “Photo Competition (category number) your_surname".

  • There is a €5 entry fee per photograph. Entrants can enter as many photos as they want. The entry fee may be paid via PayPal through the link below. All the money raised will be used to buy milk formula to give to the Common seal pups that are rescued and brought to our centre for rehabilitation.

  • The Photography Competition will run for 3 months. The starting time and date for entries is 9am June 1st 2016. The closing time and date for entries is 6pm August 31st 2016. Any entries received outside this time frame will not be considered but may still be charged.


Terms and Conditions

  • Photos have to have been taken within the last 24 months.

  • The competition is open to photographers of any age. 

  • All digital files must be 5 megabytes (5 MB) or smaller and must be in JPEG or .jpg format.

  • No digitally altered images will be accepted (no cloning, adding or removing elements). Basic enhancements are allowed, for example brightness, contrast and sharpening.

  • Photos that have won other competitions are not eligible.

  • Entrants must comply with national legislation as regards the photographing of protected, wild species (see Wildlife Act 1976, Ireland. Relevant details on

  • Entrants must not interfere with or damage the breeding place of any wild species (see Wildlife Act 1976, Ireland. Relevant details on

  • If the Organisers suspect that the photo has been achieved through the use of cruel or unethical practices, including the use of live bait, then the Entrant will be disqualified and the Organisers reserve the right to report the Entrant to the applicable authorities.

  • Entrants confirm they are the sole author of the work. Entrants own the copyright and all other intellectual property rights to each photo. 

  • Copyright remains with the Entrant although winning images may be used for advertising purposes. This may include brochures, other printed produce, the Seal Rescue Ireland website and social media pages.

  • The above information is correct although the Organisers reserve the right to change any of the above information without prior notice. Any breach by the Entrant of the above terms and conditions will render the entry invalid.

  • There will be one winner for each category and the winning Entrants will be contacted by email.

  • The decision of the Organisers is final and conclusive in all circumstances and no correspondence will be entered into.