Call for entries: Lens Beyond Ocean photo competition

Call for entries: Lens Beyond Ocean photo competition

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This year marks the tenth year of the annual international underwater photography competition held by the Malaysia International Dive Expo (MIDE) in Kuala Lumpur. Since its humble beginnings in 2011, the contest has grown each year, with over 850 underwater photographers from all around the world competing for a chance to win attractive prizes.

Guardian in Lacy Palace, by Chong Wan Yong of Malaysia, First Place, Compact Camera category, Lens Beyond Ocean 2019

Indeed, this year’s prizes worth US$25,000 do not disappoint, comprising dive travel packages to some of the best locations in Asia as well as top-of-the-line dive equipment and underwater camera gear. Judges of this year’s competition include renowned underwater photographers Tobias Friedrich of Germany, Jason Isley of the United Kingdom and Nurul Yazid of Malaysia.

Entry deadline

The deadline to enter is 15 May 2020.

Categories and winners

First and second place winners will be chosen in each of seven categories, including Macro, Wide-Angle, Compact Camera, Creative, Freediving, 3-Minute Video, and Portfolio. Additional images will be awarded honorable mention as “Memorable Pictures” by the panel of judges. Winners will be announced on 5 June 2020 and awarded prizes on the main stage at the MIDE 2020 on Saturday, 13 June 2020. All winning photos will be on display during MIDE 2020 in the foyer from 12-14 June 2020 at Hall 1, Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur. Winning videos will be showcased on the big screen of the main stage at MIDE.

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