There is something about boats that has beguiled photographers for more than a century. The photo above from the Australian National Maritime Museum dates back to around 1928. It shows sloops racing on the choppy waters of Sydney Harbour.

As part of Marine Café Blog’s efforts to promote maritime culture in general, I am inviting photographers — both amateur and professional — to join our search for outstanding black & white photos depicting the world of boats. The best of the lot will be featured in the blog that they may delight and inspire readers worldwide.

Guidelines for photographers

1. You may submit a maximum of three digital photos, each with a minimum width of 1280 pixels. They must be your own and not someone else’s work. DEADLINE is on 10th March 2019. Email your entries to:

2. The photos can depict any type of boat but must be in BLACK & WHITE ONLY. A caption or title would desirable.

3. Photos will be selected according to originality, composition and overall impact.

4. The 10 or 12 best photos will be featured in the blog with proper credits given to the photographer.

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