The Ocean Art Underwater Photo competition has just been announced, with over 86,000SGD in prizes. In my opinion it's the best chance ever for underwater photographers to win great prizes.
There's 11 categories, including Supermacro, Nudibranchs, novice dSLR and 3 compact camera categories. 1st place in every category will win a great liveaboard trip, 2nd place a great week-long resort package.www.uwphotographyguide.com/underwater-photo-contest
Here's the official press release:
The Underwater Photography Guide is proud to announce it is accepting entries for the first annual Ocean Art Photography Competition 2010.
There is over $63,000 worth of prizes including over 25 liveaboard and scuba diving resort packages, dive equipment and much more. Grand prizes include 12 days on the Arenui boutique liveaboard, 9 days on the Solmar V, and 18 nights in Papua New Guinea including a stay on the Febrina. This is one of the largest underwater photography competitions held in terms of prizes.
The competition has 11 categories, including a Novice dSLR category, and 3 compact camera categories – giving underwater photographers of all levels a chance to win a great prize. Unique categories include Supermacro, Nudibranchs, and Divers / Fashion – a category that will allow pool shots. The more traditional categories include Wide-angle, Macro, Marine life Portrait, and Marine Life Behavior.
Winners from each category will be awarded a fantastic resort or liveaboard package. Winners will be able to rank the prizes they would like to receive, which means they are more likely to end up with a prize that they want.
Judges include world-renowned underwater photographers Martin Edge, Marty Snyderman, Chris Newbert, and Bonnie Pelnar. Martin Edge is the author of “The Underwater Photographer”, a top-selling book on underwater photography. Chris Newbert is the author of “Within a Rainbowed Sea”, a book selected by the White House as an official Presidential Gift of State.
Photos must be submitted before the November 14th 2010 deadline.
We look forward to your participation. Information can be found on our Ocean Art Competition page.