News - December 2006
Light and Water 2007 Photography Event
Our World Underwater Competition
DEEP Indonesia Competition
Belgrade International Film Festival
Beneath the Sea 2007 Competition
Competition for the DIVE Magazine trophy
Congratulations to Steve
Jones who won this year's Open Portfoliocompetition. Steve
was presented with the DIVEMagazine trophyby News Editor Charlotte Boan
and received a cheque for £100kindly donated by the magazine. There
were a total of 24 portfolios submitted.
How the top six
Charlotte Boan, News Editor at DIVE magazine presents the
Open Portfoliio Trophy and a cheque for £100 to Steve
Light and Water 2007 Photography
The Light and Water 2007 Photography Event
organised by Cameras Underwater Ltd in association with WildArena.com takes
place on Saturday, 27th January 2007 at the National
Oceanography Centre, Southampton.
Speakers already confirmed include:
Heather Angel (www.heatherangel.co.uk), a leading light in wildlife
image making for over 20 years;
Mark Carwardine (www.markcarwardine.com), co-author with Douglas
Adams of "Last Chance To See";
Paul Kay (www.marinewildlife.co.uk), an authority on the aquatic
flora and fauna found in British waters; and
Louise Murray (www.louisemurray.com), a photo-journalist renowned for
working in extreme conditions!
Full details: http://www.camerasunderwater.co.uk/
We are very sad to learn that
the very talented Italian underwater photographer Alessandro Dodi has
died while on a rebreather course in Italy's Lake Como.
According to Lino Chiumarulo, a
close friend, Dodi made a dive using one unit, then swapped to
another to descend again. The accompanying expert surfaced when he
lost sight of Dodi and, having established that he had not surfaced,
redescended to find him motionless on the bottom, his mouthpiece
Dodi was a winner in Diver
Magazine's Image 2003 photographic competition, taking four medals
including gold in the Grand Master (Marine Life/People/Scenery
won the Best Artistic site award at the Antibes Festival in
Gold medal winning print
Celebrity judges Stephen Frink,
Dr. Alexander Mustard, and Eric Cheng will select winners after the
Jan 7, 2007 deadline. Winners will be announced on stage at
the 2007 Our World-Underwater film festival in Chicago,
Illinois (February 9-11, 2007).
Full details at www.underwatercompetition.com
Our World Underwater
Show Photo Competition
Deadline Jan 7,
In association with the Our
World-Underwater Show Wetpixel.com and DivePhotoGuide.com have teamed up again in
association with Our World Underwater to celebrate the beauty and
delicacy of the marine environment with their 2nd annual
international underwater photography and video competition. The
competition aims to become the "Superbowl" of international
underwater photo competitions - with fantastic prizes, celebrity
judges and the opportunity to have your images showcased to the world
as some of the world's best.
The 1st Annual
Wetpixel.com and DivePhotoGuide.com
DEEP Indonesia Competition
Over $20,000 in
Deadline Jan 7,
Wetpixel and DivePhotoGuide have organized a second
international competition in association with Indonesia's first
Diving, Adventure Travel and Water sports expo, DEEP
Photographers will compete in 7
categories to win premium dive travel packages to some of the top
photo destinations in the world, photo equipment, dive gear and more!
Dive packages include trips to Wakatobi, South Africa, Vietnam,
Malaysia, Bali, Palau, Philippines, Grand Cayman and the Red
The contest includes a category
for images that focus on conservation and the marine environment, one
specifically for entries taken by compact digital cameras, and one
specifically for Indonesian entrants.
To submit images, please read
the general rules and DEEP
Indonesia submission guidelines.
An addition has been made to the
links to BSoUP members websites -
If you are a BSoUP member and
there is no link to your website on the list please send your name and URL of your
site to Gill
your website is listed, please ensure that you include a link to the
BSoUP website (http://www.bsoup.org) on your's.
founded in November 1967 by Colin Doeg and Peter Scoones (see
The start of
In late November/ early December
2007 we are intending to celebrate this landmark with a 40th
Anniversary Dinner Party at a venue in London yet to be
Please e-mail Brian
Pitkin now if you would like to join BSoUP to
mark this occasion, so that we can get some idea of the level of
interest. Please include 'BSoUP 40th Anniversary' in the Subject of
As they become available,
further details will be posted on this website and e-mailed to all
NELOS U/W Photo, Film
and Video Festival
Closing date for the
competition was 27 October.
The 18th bi-annual NELOS UW
Photo, Film and Video Festival is scheduled to take place during the
week end of December 2-3rd just south of Antwerp in
Speakers include Alex Mustard,
Christoph Gerigk, Linda Pitkin, Peter Scoones and many more special
For further information visit
Underwater Film Festival in Belgrade
Closing date for the
competition was 15 November.
The 10th International
Underwater Film Festival in Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro takes
place from 8th to 11th December next.
Beneath the Sea 2007 -
Worldwide Underwater Photo/Video Competition
Deadline December 31st,
Beneath the Sea 2007 is pleased
to invite Photographers and Videographers to enter its annual
Worldwide Underwater Photo/video competition.
Underwater photographers will
compete for the coveted David Doubilet award for excellence in
underwater photography and a ten day trip for one on the M.V. Telita
in Papua New Guinea
Underwater Videographers will
compete for the distinguished Stan Waterman award for excellence in
underwater video and a one week trip for two aboard the Caribbean
Underwater Photographic Artists
compete for the celebrated Jim Church award for excellence in
creative underwater photography and a trip for one aboard the
S. M.Y Ondina in Raja Ampat, Indonesia.
For contest rules and entry form
visit Beneath the Sea at http://www.beneaththesea.org.
The winners of the Beneath the
Sea 2007 Worldwide Photo/Video Competition will be announced at the
Saturday Film Festival the weekend of Beneath the Sea's Dive Ocean
Adventure Exposition and travel Show, March 23rd, 24th, and 25th,
2007, at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey.
In addition to the awards that the Grand Prize winners of each
category will receive, there will be prizes for all First, Second,
and Third place winners.
There is a contest hotline:
(718) 409-0240. For more information about Beneath the Sea call
914.664.4310, e-mail info@Beneaththesea.org or visit
our web site www.