Posted Wednesday, December 12, 2007
New York, NY (December 6, 2007) -- For the second year, Our World Underwater is pleased to be working with DivePhotoGuide and Wetpixel to present what has become “the Super Bowl” of underwater imagery events – the Our World Underwater Photo Competition. With a combined prize pool of over $80,000, there are plenty of opportunities for photographers and videographers of all levels, both amateur and professional, to walk away with fantastic prizes and the glory of placing in a prestigious international competition.
Photographers will compete in 7 technical categories in Our World Underwater to win premium dive travel packages to some of the top photo destinations in the world, photo equipment, dive gear, and more! Dive packages for the Our World Underwater competition include trips to Socorro, Wakatobi, Papua New Guinea, Ambon, the Red Sea, Grand Cayman, the Solomon Islands and Vietnam! Other prizes include camera housings, strobes, lighting systems, and other valuable items. The competitions include a category for images that focus on conservation and the marine environment, one specifically for entries taken by compact digital cameras, one Indonesian resident category, and two video categories.
Esteemed judges Eric Cheng, David Espinosa, Ric Frazier, Steven Frink, Chuck Nicklin, Mary Lynn Price, Berkeley White and Tony Wu, will select winners.
All compact camera category entrants will receive one free underwater photography lesson courtesy of Marty Snyderman and www.TheUnderwaterPhotographer.com
Winners will be announced online and displayed during the Our World Underwater Show in Chicago in February, 2008 and will be published by supporting media publications worldwide. Winning videos will be broadcast via podcast as episodes of the iTunes-featured DiveFilm Podcast Video and DiveFilm High Definition Podcast Video
As with all UnderwaterCompetition.com events, 15% of entry proceeds will be donated to marine conservation efforts.
To download an entry form and more details, click this link: http://www.ourworldunderwater.com/Common/Documents/OW-U-Release.pdf
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