Photo Contest Awards

The Naval Submarine League and the Director, Submarine Warfare (OPNAV N97) co-sponsor an annual Undersea Warfare Magazine Photo Contest. The top 4 winners receive cash awards ($500, $250, $200, $50) and, with permission, the photos are published on the NSL website.

Information on Submitting to the Undersea Warfare Magazine Photo Contest

Undersea Warfare Magazine Photo Contest – 2021 Award Winners:


First Place: LCDR Firas Khoury, USN


Second Place: LCDR Robert Johnson, USN


Third Place: STS1 Rafael Guzman


Honorable Mention: ITS2 Bryan Carlson


Honorable Mention: ETVC Evan Quidachay-Swan

Submission Information to the Undersea Warfare Photo Contest:

Director Submarine Warfare and the Naval Submarine League are pleased to announce the Annual Undersea Warfare Photo Contest. While all entries should relate to some aspect of the undersea warfare community, we encourage you to be creative in your choice of what you shoot and how you shoot it. Photos that convey a sense of patriotism and pride in the U.S. Submarine Force are particularly encouraged.

A maximum of five entries per person is allowed. Entries electronic PNG files of 300 dpi or higher. The minimum print size is 5” by 7”, and full caption information, as well as the photographer’s name, address, and affiliation, must be submitted with each entry.

PLEASE NOTE: This photo contest is open to everyone, but all entries must be previously unpublished. Furthermore, PNG submissions should be unaltered images, and must meet minimum requirements to be considered.

Cash Prizes:
1st Place $500
2nd Place $250
3rd Place $200
Honorable Mention $50
Submit entries by September 15, 2022 to: