Celebrating the beauty and delicacy of the marine environment, popular websites Wetpixel.com and Di’vePhotoGuide.com, in association with Our World Underwater, one of the largest consumer dive shows in the US, announce a final call for entries for their 3rd annual, international underwater photography and video competition. Truly an international competition, last year winners hailed from 17 different countries.
The official competition website has links to entry forms, guidelines prizes and more information: UnderwaterCompetition.com
Photographers will compete in seven still-image categories and two video categories, to win more than $50,000 in prizes including trips to some of the top dive destinations in the world, including Socorro, Wakatobi-Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Ambon-Indonesia, the Red Sea, Grand Cayman, the Solomon Islands and Vietnam. Other prizes include housings, strobes, lighting systems, signed books and other valuable items. All compact camera entrants will receive one free lesson from TheUnderwaterPhotographer.com
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.
Deadline for submissions Jan. 15, 2008
Winners will be announced live on stage at the 2008 Our World Underwater film festival in Chicago, Illinois (February 15-17, 2008), and will be published by supporting media partners worldwide. Winning videos will be broadcast via podcast as episodes of the iTunes-featured Di’veFilm Podcast Video and Di’veFilm High Definition Podcast Video
As with all UnderwaterCompetition.com events, 15% of entry proceeds will be donated to marine conservation efforts.