Film Festival and Photo Contest

As part of its week-long program of activities, the IOSC will host both a Film Festival and a Photography Contest. Interested agencies, organizations, companies, and individuals are invited to submit films or photographs that relate to the entry categories. No professional experience is required to enter. All individuals submitting a film or photo must comply with the guidelines and agree to the Official Rules for Entry.

Film Festival Guidelines 
Photography Contest Guidelines 

IOSC Film Festival and Photography Contest submission site: All applicants must register and agree to the official Rules for Entry. Please be sure to read the Rules for Entry in its entirety. Note that any person under the age of 18 who wishes to submit either a film and/ or photo for consideration must have a parent or guardian print the Rules for Entry and sign on their behalf*. You may not proceed with the submission process until this box is checked. 
Upon completing the registration process, you may select to submit an entry to either the Film Festival or the Photography Contest. Applicants who wish to submit both a film and a photo (or photos) for consideration may do so prior to logging out of the system. 
Please note that by registering on the Film Festival and Photography Contest submission site, you will not be registering to attend the IOSC. Separate registration is required. 
Questions or issues regarding the site can be directed to
* The scanned copy of the signed Rules for Entry form may be uploaded via the submission site.

All entries must be received by April 17, 2017.

Technical Demonstration

The Evolution of Oil Spill Response

The 2017 IOSC Technical Demonstration will highlight the ever advancing state of the art of oil spill response by focusing on past, present, and future practices, equipment, technologies, and strategies. Through a 75-minute narrated or leisurely self-guided tour along the Conference Center Promenade guests will be able to learn about continuing improvements in:

  • Incident Command
  • Remote Sensing
  • Boom
  • Mechanical Recovery
  • Dispersants
  • In Situ Burn

Subject matter experts from around the globe will be on hand to talk to you about past response capabilities, demonstrate more recent technological advances, and provide insight into exciting ongoing basic and applied research.

You can reserve your slot for one of the five narrated, guided tours by signing up via the link below or in person at the conference check in booth (based on availability). You will have the option of starting your exploration of the world of oil spill response at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17, and at 30 minute intervals thereafter. Slots are limited so sign up early!

Narrated Guided Tour Sign Up

If you choose not to sign up for a narrated, guided tour, you are also welcome to take a self-guided tour or visit individual stations in the open session on Wednesday afternoon.

Closing Event

Closing Event details will be available soon. Please check this site regularly for updates. 


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