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PRESS RELEASE: Prestigious International Underwater Photography & Video Competition Documents The Beauty and Delicacy of Our Oceans & Reefs


Call for Entries for Prestigious international Underwater Photography & Video Competition. Over $50,000 in Prizes, and Glory will be Awarded to Photographers and Videographers Around the World.

New York, NY (September 17, 2007) -- Popular websites Wetpixel.com and DivePhotoGuide.com, in association with Our World Underwater, one of the largest consumer dive shows in the US, celebrate the beauty and delicacy of the marine environment with the announcement of the 3rd annual, international underwater photography and video competition. The competition has become the "Superbowl" of international underwater imagery competitions, with world-class prizes, major industry involvement, celebrity judges, and the opportunity to have your images showcased to the world as some of the best. 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:http://www.underwatercompetition.com

Photographers will compete in seven still-image categories and two video categories, to win more than $50,000 in prizes including premium dive travel, underwater photo, video and diving equipment and more! Dive packages include trips to some of the top photo 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.

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. All compact camera entrants will receive one free lesson from TheUnderwaterPhotographer.com

Prestigious judges include leading professional underwater photographers, cinematographers and editors.

Deadline for submissions Jan 13, 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 our supporting media partners 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.

For more information, please contact: contest@divephotoguide.com.


(First posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2007 at 10:43 EDT)

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