By the deadline of the 1995 International Navies Photo Contest, our judges faced the exquisite dilemma of having to choose top winners from an impressive selection of international entries: nearly 200 submissions from the far reaches of the world, including Australia, Chile, Turkey, the Netherlands, Argentina, Great Britain, Scotland, Italy, Newfoundland, Brazil, Colombia, Denmark, Canada, Thailand, and Peru.
Dynamic color and black-and-white photographs entered in this contest each year give rare views of the ships, aircraft, and faces of navies around the world. On these pages, we present the best of the 1995 International Navies Photo Contest: "Back Draft," by PO "Fez" Parker, Royal Navy; "Monmouth," by PO James "Dizzy" De Silva, Royal Navy; "Damage Buster," by Steve Saywell, England; "Triumphant Return," by LA Richard Harvey, Royal Navy; and—our 1st prize winner—"Maintenance Festival," by J. M. Van Leeuwen, Royal Netherlands Navy.
The deadline for entries in the 1996 International Navies Photo Contest is 1 August 1996. When you find yourself at the right place at the right time and capture that unbelievable shot, keep us in mind.