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News - October 2003

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CMAS Championships
Next BSoUP Meeting
UwP 15
Antibes Festival
Image 2003

BSoUP Best of British Portfolio Competition 2003

Congratulations to Anita Marshall on winning this year's Best of British Theme Portfolio Competition.

Anita was presented with the BSoUP Trophy by guest speaker Kurt Amsler.

One of Anita's winning slides.
One of Anita's winning slides.
Click on the image to see the entire portfolio

CMAS Swimming Pool World Championships cancelled.

The next CMAS Swimming Pool World Championships due to take place in Bari, Italy has been cancelled due to the low number of particpants.

CMAS Sea Underwater Photo World Championships date changed

The next sea underwater photo world championship in Jordan has been changed from 1st to 6th June 2004.

BSoUP Meeting - Wednesday 15 October at 7.30 for 8.00 p.m.

The Holland Club, Imperial College, London SW7 5BD.

We are extremly proud, not to mention excited, to present Kurt Amsler at our next meeting on Wednesday, 15th October. Kurt is a major, highly respected and accomplished international figure in the world of underwater photography. He has a lifelong 'calling' to the underwater universe.

Kurt Amsler

Inspired at 10 years old by a Hans Hass book, he set off overland from his native Switzerland for the Red Sea at 19 and his fate was sealed. Kurt's illustrious career has included underwater photography in many arenas including science, books, fashion, teaching, advertising, journals, films and television. He has been awarded more than a hundred prestigious accolades for his outstanding work, has published several books, judges international competitions, speaks at many high profile forums and also runs residential u/w photo courses in the South of France. He remains aa passionate now for the awesome beauty of the salty blue as when he set out over 35 years ago, and has a prolific collection of pictures and memories of adventure, travel, technical challenges, stress and exhileration, friendship, defeat and triumph.

Together with a continuing desire to share the profound joy and wonder of the blue washed treasures beneath the waves through his photography, he is also deeply committed to combatting the senseless destruction of marine life and is involved in many conservation activities including sharks, manatees and turtles. He is also Project Leader of the Sea Turtle Bali Campaign in
association with PADI A.W.A.R.E. Check out Kurt's informative website on

We anticipate Kurt's talk will be very popular so please would you indicate if you intend coming along so we can assess capacity and seating arrangements. Please reply to me on


Underwater Photography 15
Cover photo: Amos Nachoum
Underwater Photography - web based magazine

Underwater Photography is a FREE web-based dive magazine created to be the top dive publication for presenting new talent
and information in underwater photography

The October issue of Underwater Photography (no. 15) is now available for download free at Underwater Photography.

DEMA Trade Show 2003 in Miami, Florida October 8-11, 2003

Presented by the Diving Equipment and Marketing Association (DEMA), the trade show continues to be the largest trade event in the world for companies doing business in the scuba diving, water sports and adventure travel industries.

Further details:

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Antibes Festival poster

Antibes Festival 2003

This year's Festival Mondial de l'Image Sous Marine takes place from 29 October to 2 November at the Palais de Congres, Antibes Juan les Pins.

This is the 30th year of this very large and highly successful event.

Full details

See also last year's winners on this site!


SUBIOS 2003 will take place from the 11th until the 18th of October. SUBIOS is Seychelles annual underwater festival celebrating the underwater world, through a range of diving and snorkeling activities, and creating awareness with evening programs of film, video and slide presentations by acclaimed local and international guest speakers.

As part of the festival there are also underwater film and photography contests. the Photography and Videography contests run year round, and are open to entries from around the world.
Three special designed trophies will be awarded for the top 3 videos, The first prize winner of the Video Contest will also win a vacation to the Seychelles to participate in SUBIOS 2004. And there will be a special prize awarded for the Best Video filmed in Seychelles.

Three special designed trophies will be awarded for the top 3 photos. The First Prize winner of the Photo contest will also win a vacation to Seychelles to participate in SUBIOS 2004.
There will also be a special prize awarded for the Best Photo or Image shot in Seychelles.
There will also be a Shoot-Out contest during the week of the SUBIOS 2003 Festival, which is open to any photographers who attend the festival.

The photographer of the best picture will win a free return ticket to SUBIOS 2004. Contestants may enroll at any of the participating Dive Centres.

Further information from


Eleventh International Festival of Underwater Photography and Film.

Sponsored and organised by DIVER Magazine in association with the British Society of Underwater Photographers

NEC Birmingham 15/16 November

The Image Festival is the world's biggest and most celebrated competition for underwater photographers and film-makers of all kinds and at all levels of experience. It takes place in the autumn, the closing date for entries being Monday, 29 September.

There are no fewer than nine glittering trophies, with thousands of pounds' worth of prizes to go with them, plus 54 gold, silver and bronze medals, and up to 100 Highly Commended and Exhibition Certificates to be won.

No photographer needs to fear being at a disadvantage in this competition, because there are as many as five categories and 18 classes for both 'beginners' and experienced camerapersons, non-professionals and professionals. And there are special awards for film shot in British waters, where visibility is less photographer-friendly than it is abroad.

The categories cover prints, slides, portfolios, manipulated images (including digital images), and moving images (including videos and cine films).

The winners will be presented with their trophies and medals at a wonderful Festival show held in conjunction with Dive 2003 at the NEC, Birmingham, on 15/16 November. Enter or not, you must be there.

Download an entry form here as an Adobe Acrobat PDF file

Download the full terms and conditions of entry here

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MS Word file

Image 2003 Rules


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