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Last Chance - $20,000 of Prizes!

Fri, 26/03/2021 - 11:51

YES! That's right!  In fact, the Grand Guru Award winner will take home a prize bundle worth $10,000 - made up of $5,000 of gleaming SEACAM Silver and thanks to CameraPro, Canon's latest mirrorless EOS R6! 
 
The Five Photo Category winners all receive $500 cash and fabulous product prizes thanks to ScubaPro, Momento Pro and Living Image.
 
There's A People’s Choice category too!

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The 2021 SDUFEX Underwater Film Festival is Open for Submissions

Wed, 17/03/2021 - 21:36

SDUFEX is the largest film festival in the world dedicated solely to underwater films. In 2020 our virtual festival had over 20,000 views from attendees in over 50 countries. 

No Entry Fees are required for submission but at least 50% of each film's footage must be shot underwater. A distinguished panel of independent judges will review each film.

There are two submission categories, consisting of either a 5 or a 10-minute duration limit and a maximum of two films (total) per filmmaker may be submitted. 

Last chance to enter 2021 'Underbathwater Photographer of the Year' competition

Fourth Element - the UK-based thermal protection manufacturer - came up with the idea in April 2020 with the aim of lifting divers' spirits, whilst they remained at home during the first British Government lockdown.

The idea was simple. Take the best photo you can underwater in your bathtub. And if you don't have a bath, just get creative. A sink, bucket, water butt or just about anything that can hold water was perfectly acceptable. 

X-Ray Mag Photo Challenge: Comparisons

Comparison III and Comparison IV by Sheryl Checkman
Comparison III and Comparison IV by Sheryl Checkman

Back in 2020, we challenged underwater photographers—many of whom found themselves stuck inside or unable to go diving during the pandemic—to search through their image archives and match a topside shot with one of their own underwater shots, in a side-by-side comparison.

Call for entries: Underwater Tour Awards 2021

Australia, 11 January 2021: Entries are now open for the Underwater Tour Awards 2021. We have added two new awards this year to include not just photographers, but also creatives and eco-citizens everywhere.

Guru Awards These awards feature five Categories, a publicly-voted People’s Choice prize, plus the ultimate prize for the top-scoring photographer across all the categories, the Grand Guru prize!

Japan Underwater Photo Contest 2020 Winners

Gold Medal winner: "Survival," a photo capturing a butterflyfish feeding on spawning corals in Yakushima, Kagoshima
Gold Medal winner: "Survival," a photo capturing a butterflyfish feeding on spawning corals in Yakushima, Kagoshima

From October to Novem­ber of 2020, the Japan National Tourism Organ­ization (JNTO) held its second annual Japan Underwater Photo Contest, seeking photos taken by divers that showcase the undiscovered beauty and artistry of diving in Japan to the world.

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Announcing the Winners of the Seventh United Nations World Oceans Day Photo Contest

Tue, 23/06/2020 - 23:24

The judges were tasked with selecting 1st, 2nd and 3rd place images from hundreds of entries in 10 categories. A 2020 World Oceans Day Theme winner was also selected by the organizers.

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Mike Ball Announces Photo Competition Winner for 2019/20

Fri, 05/06/2020 - 04:42

It was a close competition and as always a difficult one to judge but Tanya’s image captured the essence typifying the experience encountered on our minke expeditions. 

https://www.mikeball.com/photo-gallery/photo-year-competition-2019-2020/

Mike Ball Dive Expeditions run expeditions to the Coral Sea and the far northern Great Barrier Reef between Cairns and the Cape York peninsula.

Currently running 5 Night Minke Whale Expeditions.

Photo Credit: Tanya Piejus

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Photos by Olga Torrey
Comparisons of colors, shapes and subject matter. Dorid nudibranch, Goniobranchus leopardus, on soft coral in Papua New Guinea (top right) compared to a crocus plant blooming early in spring in New York City (top left). Photos by Olga Torrey; Pair of ocean pouts on Resor wreck in New Jersey (bottom left) compared to a pair of juvenile great horn owls in Ephrata, Pennsylvania (bottom right). Photos by Larry Cohen.

Stuck inside? Using found objects at home, or what you can photograph looking outside your window, why not try recreating one of your own underwater photos from your image archives? The five best shots will be shared on our website.