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 – 2018 Award Winners:

First Place: FTCS (SS) Vien Nguyen, USN

This picture was taken during a swim call during 2018 RIMPAC on the USS Olympia. (Held every 2 years, RIMPAC is a multinational maritime exercise that takes place in and around the Hawaiian Islands. In 2018, 15 nations participated.) We successfully test-fired a Harpoon missile and an advanced capability torpedo in one day. “The Commanding Officer rewarded the crew with this swim call that we will remember for the rest of our lives.”

Second Place: Victoria Guillerault

Third Place: LT Michael Hughes, USN

Honorable Mention: Jonathan Beck

Submission Information to the Undersea Warfare Magazine Photo Contest:

UNDERSEA WARFARE Magazine 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 three entries per person is allowed. Entries must be black-and-white prints, color prints, or electronic JPEG files of 300 dpi or higher. The minimum print size is 4” by 6”, 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PLEASE NOTE: This photo contest is open to everyone, but all entries must be previously unpublished.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, JPEG submissions must be unaltered images, and must meet minimum requirements to be considered (if you have questions, please contact Undersea Warfare Magazine directly).

Cash Prizes:
1st Place $500
2nd Place $250
3rd Place $200
Honorable Mention $50
Submit entries to:
USW Magazine Photo Contest
USW Military Editor (CNO N77C)
2000 Navy Pentagon,
Washington, D.C. 20350-2000
Or E-mail entries to: