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CMAS 50 Judges Competition 1993

by Brian Pitkin

Reproduced from in focus 50 (January 1994)

CMAS

The first CMAS International '50 Judges' Contest was judged by representatives of 50 countries at the General Assembly of CMAS on 15 November, 1993. Presentation of the prizes took place in Palermo in Sicily on 12 December at the International Festival of Underwater Images. A total of 966 entries in 10 categories were received from around the world.

The professional category and CMAS Trophy was won by DAVID DOUBILET (USA). The top 4 professionals (in alphabetical order) were KURT AMSLER (Switzerland), ANDY BELCHER (New Zealand), DAVID DOUBILET (USA) and MIKE KELLY (USA).

The Jacques Dumas Trophy for the best colour print was won by FRANCO BANFI (Switzerland). The Jorge Albuquerque Trophy for the best wide-angle, macro and creative portfolio was won by AVI KLAPFER (Israel).

In the wide-angle category first place was taken by STEVEN FISHER (USA); second place by MAURO BERNASCONI (Switzerland); and third place by AVI KLAPFER (Israel). The top 10 photographers in this category were BANFI (Switzerland), BERNASCONI (Switzerland), FISHER (USA), GLOUCHTCHENKO (Ukraine), KEN (USA), KLAPFER (Israel), MASSARO (Argentina), MURO PELLICONI (Italy), L. PITKIN (England), and WAREN (USA).

The winner of the Close-up category was MICHEL JOSON (France); second was ERNST SEELING (Austria); and third was AVI KLAPFER (Israel). The top 10 photographers in this category were BERNASCONI (Switzerland), EHREHSTROM (Sweden), JOSON (France), KAEUFL (Singapore), KLAPFER (Israel), MORCH (Denmark), L. PITKIN (England), SCHULLER (USA), SEELING, (Austria) and VITRY (Mauritius)

The winner of the Creative category was J. L. GONZALES (Spain); second was Ciril MLINAR (Slovenia); and third was FREDERIK EHRENSTROM (Sweden). The top 10 photographers in this category were BANFI (Switzerland), CRUMLEY (USA), DI MEGLIO (France), EHRENSTROM (Sweden), FALANGHE (Brazil), GONZALES (Spain), KIMMIG (Germany), KLAPFER (Israel), and MURO PELLICONI (Italy).

The Freshwater category was won by FRANCO BANFI (Switzerland); second was ERNST SEELING (Austria); and third FRANCO BANFI (Switzerland). The 5 top photographers in this category were BANFI (Switzerland), EHRENSTROM (Sweden), MURO PELLICONI (Italy), SEELING (Austria), and SIMEONIDES (Greece).

The Colour Prints category was won by FRANCO BANFI (Switzerland); second was CLAUDIO BERTASINI (Italy); and third was SETTIMIO CIPRIANI (Italy). The top 5 photographers in this category were BERTASINI (Italy), CIPRIANI (Italy), DESPREZ (France) and DI MEGLI (France).

The Fish category was won by FLORIAN KAEUFL (Singapore); second and third was AVI KLAPFER (Israel). The top 10 photographers in this category were BERAL (USA), EHRENSTROM (Sweden), JOZON (France), KAEUFL (Singapore), KEN (USA), KLAP I FER (Israel), LU (Hong Kong), SIMEONIDIS (Greece), VITRY (Mauritius) and WEBSTER (England).

The Swimming-Pool category was won by CHRISTINAE DEBATTY (France); second was FRANCO NEGRIN (Italy); and third was FREDERIQUE NEVOIT (France). The top 5 photographers in this category were C. DEBATTY (France), M. DEBATI'Y (France), GOLD (France), NEGRIN (Italy) and NEVOIT (France).

The First Participation category was won by MANUEL CAMPILLO (Spain); second was LYUBOMIR KLISSUROV (Bulgaria); and third was PATRICE GAMBINI (Monaco). The top 5 photographers in this category were CAMPILO (Spain), GAMBINI (Monaco), MINASI (Italy), KLISSUROV (Bulgaria) and STRAZZERA (France).


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