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AUGUST 2017

 

British and Irish Underwater Photography Championship 2017 (BIUPC)

26th August 2017

This competition engages the British and Irish underwater photography community in a one day competition shoot out. It is accessible to people who live and dive at different locations around Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Northern Ireland and England.

A 26th August on-the-day multi-location competition format reduces the travel and cost burden for competitors, whilst at the same time encouraging a level of participation commensurate with a true championship.

BIUPC 2017
BIUPC 2017

Photographers will compete for five awards and associated prizes, foremost being a trophy in memory of one of BSoUP's co-founders, the late Peter Scoones, and the title British & Irish Underwater Photography Champion 2017

Images can be taken and submitted electronically from anywhere within the championship geographic boundary from 10pm Friday 25th August to 10pm Saturday 26th August 2017. The competition is open to all underwater photographers of all nations, with contestants demonstrating the underwater photographic and post-production skills to produce high impact British and Irish images within a limited time frame. Images can be from any body of salt or fresh water in the seas, rivers, streams and lakes of our islands.

BSoUP will convene a panel of three judges (to be announced) during the week following the competition. The results will be announced week commencing 11th September and the awards presented in London on 19th December 2017.


SEPTEMBER 2017

TPOTY 2017
Travel Photographer of the Year

Travel Photographer of the Year

Closing Date: 25th September 2017

This year's awards are open for entries with new categories and themes. The judging panel welcomes back award winning photographer, Eamonn McCabe, Travel Editor of Vanity Fair, Michelle Jana Chan, and our first Asian-based.

Last year's winners can be seen in the 2016 winners' gallery and the Travel Photographer of the Year 2016 is Portuguese photographer, Joel Santos. The Young Travel Photographer of the Year is 14 year old Darpan Basak from India.

Photographers from 20 countries featured amongst the winners and the already high standard of entries rose further that year.


OCTOBER 2017


San Diego UnderSea Film Exhibition

This is a “Call for Entry” for the 2017 San Diego UnderSea Film Exhibition (SDUFEX) that will take place Friday and Saturday evenings, October 6th and 7th, 2017 at the Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall in San Diego, California.

This is your opportunity to see your work projected in a High Definition format in a state of the art venue on a 30’ screen.  An independent panel of distinguished judges will select the approximately 30 films to be shown during the two-night event.  There is no entry fee!   Filmmakers whose films are selected are encouraged to come to the show and introduce their film(s) in person on the night of the exhibition.

San Diego Film Festival
San Diego UnderSea Film Exhibition

The top three films as selected by an audience vote each night will be awarded prizes. The films with the highest number of votes each night will be awarded cash prizes of $500, $250, and $100 respectively for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.

JUNE 2018

Gulen Lembeh SHootout

Lembeh vs Gulen Shootout 2018

The SHOOTOUT, which will be held from 15 to 23 June 2018, will again pitch two teams head to head in a live underwater photography contest.  A team from the beautiful Gulen Dive Resort (www.gulendiveresort.com) in Norway will be competing with their opposing team at the equally beautiful Lembeh Resort (www.lembehresort.com) in Indonesia. The first contest, in 2016, resulted in the narrowest of last-minute victories for the team from Lembeh.

The 2018 event is proud to announce that captaining the Lembeh team will be the world-renown professional underwater photographer, Alex Mustard (http://www.amustard.com) and in the corner for Gulen will be another big hitter of the underwater imaging world, Keri Wilk. (www.keriwilk.com).

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