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Underwater Photo & Video Competition

Mark Peters
Photokina report
Monday 11th, September 2006
Posted by: Mark Peters

Wetpixel and DivePhotoGuide have teamed up again in association with Our World Underwater to celebrate the beauty and delicacy of the marine environment with their 2nd annual international underwater photography and video competition. The competition aims to become the “Superbowl” of international underwater photo competitions - with fantastic prizes, celebrity judges and the opportunity to have your images showcased to the world as some of the world’s best.

Underwater Competition

Underwater Photo & Video Competition
Photographers will compete in six still image categories plus one video category, to win more than $35,000 in prizes, including premium dive travel, underwater photography equipment, and more! Dive packages include trips to some of the top photo destinations in the world: South Africa, Socoros Islands, Raja Empat, Komodo, Grand Cayman, the Galapagos Islands, Bora Bora, the Solomon Islands, Manado, Lembeh Strait, Yap, Cocos (Keeling) Island and the Bahamas! Other prizes include camera housings, strobes, lighting systems, and other valuable items. The competition includes a category for images that focus on conservation and the marine environment, and one specifically for entries taken by compact digital cameras.

Underwater Competition Judges
Celebrity judges Stephen Frink, Dr. Alexander Mustard, and Eric Cheng will select winners after the Jan 7, 2007 deadline. Winners will be announced on stage at the 2007 Our World-Underwater film festival in Chicago, Illinois (February 9-11, 2007), and will be published by our supporting media partners worldwide. 15% of entry proceeds will be donated to marine conservation efforts.

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