$40,000 big ones are on the line. The Flow Photo Contest presented by MPB (previously known as the Whalebone Magazine Photo Contest) is running May 20 - June 10th at 11:59 PM EST. Good for anyone with a camera, camera phone, disposable camera, or photographic memory. Simply enter as many images as you’d like into one of the five categories; Film, Water, Human, Adventure, and Happy. A panel of world-class judges will do the rest. Winners announced later in July 2024 and featured in The Photo Issue of Flow Trip Magazine.

It’s $6 to enter and the grand prize in each category is $5,000 cash-o-la. Two additional finalists in each category will also win $800, and there's a little something of $100 for honorable mentions. All entries automatically receive a chance for their image(s) to be published in The Photo Issue of The Flow Trip Magazine. And a portion of all entries will be donated to Re:wild, an amazing organization helping the world be that much better.

The rules and all of the things the lawyers made us put in can be found here.

Call it what you want, smackers or schmeckles or clams, but there are 40,000 up for grabs. Winners and finalists will also be featured in our 2024 Photo Issue along with a chance for honorable mentions to be featured as well. Winners will be announced through our Photo Issue late July.
Man, are we lucky. Some incredibly talented folks think enough of what we are doing with this photo contest and what you do to lend their eyes to help us select the winning photos. Last year Atiba Jefferson, Nakyung Han, and Ben Thouard set the bar really high for Whalebone Photo Contest judges. This year Michael Yamashita, Ashley Osborn, and Ray Collins bring a whole new set of perspectives to the judging panel. The judges select the winners so we aren’t saying you probably want to start following them on Instagram to see what they like, but we are saying you probably want to start following them on Instagram because it will bring joy and magic to your phone screen.
Photographer Michael Yamashita has a cool 30-year tenure under his belt traveling the world and shooting for National Geographic. While somehow finding the time to become an award-winning documentarian in between. 
Ashley Osborn is a Los Angeles-based professional photographer + creative director with a passion for music, documentary, and lifestyle photography. She is fortunate enough to have spent a lot of time on the road during her career (Twenty One Pilots, Bring Me The Horizon, All Time Low, Pierce The Veil) and has documented some of the world’s most influential women in music (Beyoncé, Selena Gomez, Billie Eilish, Jessie J, Avril Lavigne, Kesha, PVRIS). 
Ray Collins, is an ocean photographer from Wollongong in New South Wales, Australia.

His photography serves as a powerful reminder of the ocean's strength, beauty, and vulnerability. Through his lens, he aims to depict the ocean as a living, breathing entity and to inspire contemplation about our responsibility to preserve it for future generations. 

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