Carve magazine has announced the launch of a surf photography competition in collaboration with Sharp’s Brewery’s Offshore pilsner. Finalists will win the unique opportunity to have their dramatic surf shots published in the September issue of the magazine.

The competition finishes on August 1 and is open to British and Irish photographers, both amateurs and professionals, based all across the world. The photograph has to have been taken at some point in the last year and must also be previously unpublished.   

In addition to being featured in the magazine, photographers behind the best images will also receive an Offshore ‘ultimate beach bag’ — a branded backpack with a cool section for keeping the winner’s cans of Pilsner at their refreshing best.

Also included in the prize is a Dick Pearce belly board, a signed copy of Carve’s book, Incredible Waves, a complimentary 12-month Carve or SurfGirl magazine subscription, and additional branded Offshore items, such as a cap, jacket and beach towel.

Exhibiting at the original centre of British surf culture

Carve and Sharp’s will be picking ten to 15 of the very best shots to be printed in A3 size to adorn the walls of The Slope Beach Bar and Kitchen on Great Western Beach, in Newquay. It is the perfect spot as Great Western has been considered to be the original centre of British surf culture since the 1960s.

Steve England, director at Orca Publications and Muse Media, said: “There are many photographers across the UK and Ireland who enjoy capturing once-in-a-lifetime moments of offshore perfection, groomed offshore lines, and those priceless moments of stoke that enrich our lives. This is why we wanted to run this photography competition, so that we can enjoy and showcase some of these images.

“It truly is the perfect match with Sharp’s Offshore as the pilsner is inspired by those rare moments we surfers appreciate so much. Thanks to the team over at Sharp’s for collaborating with us on this project — we’ve already received some fantastic images and we look forward to seeing the rest.”

James Nicholls, marketing controller at Sharp’s Brewery, added: “We have a longstanding relationship with Carve magazine and we’re thrilled to be working with the team there once again. It is the perfect relationship competition for our Offshore pilsner, which takes its name from the perfect surfing conditions. Good luck to all photographers and we look forward to seeing the magazine in print.”

• To find out more about the competition, visit the Carve magazine website

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