IACS Photography Competition

IACS 50th Anniversary Photography Competition

Calling All Photographers!

Help us celebrate our 50th anniversary

and win £1000 of photographic equipment!


Closing Date:  31 January 2018


Dedicated to safe ships and clean seas, IACS makes a unique contribution to maritime safety and regulation through technical support, compliance verification and research and development. More than 90% of the world's cargo-carrying tonnage is covered by the classification design, construction and through-life compliance Rules and standards set by the 12 Member Societies of IACS.

Classification (“Class”) societies set technical standards (“Rules”) for the verification of the design and build of ships, to promote maritime safety and cleaner seas. Classification surveyors examine ships during construction, conducting subsequent periodic investigations to ensure continued compliance with the Rules. IACS, comprised of the leading Class Societies, was founded in Hamburg on 11 September 1968 and will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2018.

To commemorate our first half-century, we invite you to submit a photo that captures the essence of IACS’ unique contribution to international shipping, and we know you hold the key to some great, unseen work!

To bring the work of IACS and its members to life, we challenge you to pick the best of your own collection and send them to us for our ‘IACS 50th Anniversary’ photography competition. The best images will be selected and presented to the IACS Council who will then vote for the winning entries.

The winner will receive photographic equipment to the value of £1000 and their picture, duly accredited, will be published by IACS in its Annual Review. The two runners-up will each receive £150 in international gift vouchers and will also have their accredited photos published.

To enter:

Anyone can enter, so simply send us your favourite image! We need to receive high-resolution images please, so we recommend you send to us via wetransfer.com which is free to use; alternatively, email us at permsec@iacs.org.uk. Remember, we need to receive your entries by 31 January 2018.

Please ensure that all photos are:

Classification related:  Anything and everything to do with this important sector of the maritime industry.

Original:  Taken by you and not infringing any copyright restrictions (should be free from water marks, signatures and dates). IACS reserves the right to publish any images entered in the competition, and the photographer will always be credited appropriately if their image is published.

The right format:  jpg. files not exceeding 15mb. Please ensure all photos are high-resolution.

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