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Trashy Diver Contest Guidelines

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Entries are welcome from ocean enthusiasts, scuba divers, beach combers and water lovers worldwide whose photo(s) document the trash they have collected from aquatic environments. All entries must be accompanied by a completed Submission Form and Model Release Form (if necessary) in order for the entry to be eligible. If the contestant is under 18 years of age, a parent or legal guardian must complete and sign the Submission and Model Release Forms. Management, employees, and family members of the NAUI Green Diver Initiative, Roddenberry Adventures, contest sponsors (TUSA, Blue Steel Scuba, Intova, Tovatec, and Vivid-Pix) and their subsidiaries are prohibited from winning any prizes.

Submission Guidelines:

Participants are encouraged to collect trash from underwater dives, beach and coastal visits, or cleanups. Trash can be collected at any time and does not need to be during a sanctioned event. Once trash has been collected, individuals should take a photo(s) of the trash, with or without themselves in the photo(s), and submit the photo(s). Photo(s) can be of a single item or of multiple items.
Each photo submission counts as a single entry into the contest and is eligible for the monthly and grand prizes. There is no limit to the number of photos that may be submitted by any one person over the span of the contest. However, multiple photos of the same piece or pile of trash will only count as one entry. Only photos of the trash collected will be eligible for the monthly and grand prizes

Image Requirements:

Entries may be black and white or color digital scans or digital camera images. Scans should be at least 300 dpi. Please keep your file sizes down to no greater than 1 to 1.5 MB per image (compressed size). Preferred image format is JPEG.  Please do not send prints or slides. Should you win and we need a higher resolution version of your photo we will contact you at that time.

Submission Requirements:

Email your photo(s) and Submission Form to

Disc entries can be mailed to:
NAUI Green Diver Initiative
Trashy Diver Contest
9030 Camden Field Parkway
Riverview, Florida 33578

Mailed entries cannot be returned. Please do not send prints or slides.

If the photo(s) include people, the submission must be accompanied by a Model Release Form for all identifiable individuals pictured. There is not a limit to the number of photos that may be submitted by any one person. Trashy Diver Contest forms may be downloaded here.

Contest Schedule:

Entries will be accepted from June 2, 2014, to November 30, 2014. We reserve the right to modify or cancel the contest at any time without notice. Changes to the contest will be posted on and
Two monthly prizes will be awarded each month during the contest. Entries submitted after the last day of the month will roll over into the following month. The two monthly winners will be contacted via email and announced online at and
The Grand Prize winners will be contacted via email and announced online at and on December 15, 2014. The winners will also be featured in Roddenberry Adventures and NAUI Green Diver Initiative newsletters. Monthly prize winners are still eligible to win the grand prizes.

Terms and Conditions:

The act of submitting a photo(s) constitutes an agreement that the ownership of materials transfers to NAUI Green Diver Initiative, Inc. and Roddenberry Adventures, Inc., and that they are free of copyright restrictions and may be published by NAUI Green Diver Initiative, Inc. and Roddenberry Adventures, Inc. in any media without further compensation. By entering the contest, you give NAUI Green Diver Initiative, Inc. and Roddenberry Adventures, Inc. the perpetual, exclusive rights to use the photo(s) in any way, including but not limited to advertising and promotional use. Submitted photos will not be returned. No purchase or payment is necessary to enter or win. No obligations, financial or otherwise, accrue to the previous owner/submitter of the photo(s) or the people in the photo(s). Signed Model Release Forms for all recognizable individuals in the images must be included in order for the entry to be complete.

Contest Prizes:

Two Monthly Prize Winners: (June through November)
  • Winner for the "Most Amount of Trash" photo: TUSA Mask, Fins, and Snorkel Set
    (Winner’s choice of women’s or men’s set)
    Women’s Hot Pink Freedom One mask M-211, SP-0101 dry snorkel, and, SF-22 Solla fins
    Men’s Fishtail Blue Freedom HD mask M-1001, SP-0101 dry snorkel, and SF-22 Solla fins
  • Winner for the "Most Unique Piece of Trash" photo : Vivid-Pix Software and TovatecTorch
    Vivid-Pix Picture-Fix Software Package
    Tovatec IFL 660-R Rechargeable torch
Grand Prize Winners: (Announced by December 15, 2014)
  • Winner for the overall "Most Unique Piece of Trash" photo: The Original Series Star Trek Phaser II Prop
  • Winner for the overall "Most Amount of Trash" photo: DiveQuest Dive at the Seas at Epcot® in Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida
  • Grand Prize Winner: Complete TUSA Scuba Gear Set with Blue Steel Scuba Steel Tank and Intova Sport HD II Camera
    TUSA Scuba Gear set includes one of each: Mask, Snorkel, Fins, BC, Gauge Console, Regulator, Gear Bag plus Waterproof brand Boots, Gloves, and Wetsuit
    Blue Steel Scuba Faber 100 CF Steel Cylinder FX100DVB, HP 3442 PSI with DIN/Yoke valve and Tank Boot
    Intova Sport HD II Waterproof Video Camera

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To win one of these incredible prizes, send your submissions to today!

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