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Shaun Mills


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Water vessels of the smaller kind in this popular contest theme. Any kind of boat will do, from canoes to ferryboats, but there’s always the question of when a boat becomes a ship? We like the naval definition of a boat, which is a vessel capable of being carried on a ship, but for some kinds of larger boat this definition becomes a little strained. Common sense we’re sure will prevail!

This Premium Contest is worth 1.5x the standard points towards your Leaderboard ranking. It’s Expert-judged AND crowd-rated, with your score from each combined. Find out more about ranking points here. Our Experts are some of the world’s finest photographers, who select the best images, and provide valuable feedback to help you improve.

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Entries closed
24 January 2024

24 January 2024 to 1 February 2024

Winners announced
1 February 2024

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