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News - November 2010

Please send items for the News to Brian Pitkin

October 2010
December 2010
News Archive

Website of the Week - Dana Ray and Mark Atwell
Martin Edge's Photo Tips
Gift ideas
NCUPS Results
EMUP - Next Meeting
Website of the Week - Linda Pitkin
Beginners Portfolio Competition - Results
Epson Red Sea - Competition Results
Underwater Journal - Latest issue
Website of the Week - Gavin Parsons
Creating An Aquatica Housing
BSoUP Photo Book
November BSoUP Meeting
Peter Funnell - 1933-2010
Our World Underwater
DEEP Indonesia

Website of the Week - Sheilah Openshaw
Annual Beginners Portfolio Competition
Nick Robertson-Brown ABIPP
Le Festival mondial de l'image sous-marine
Society of Biology Photographic Competition
New 2011 Calendar - Jeremy and Amanda Cuff
SUPS - Next Meeting
BUPG - November Meeting
Blue Magazine
BSoUP at DIVE 2010, NEC, Birningham
X-Ray Magazine - Latest issue
Underwater Photography - Latest issue
Website of the Week - Malcolm Nobbs
On Underwater Photography
Ocean Art Photographic Contest

Website of the Week - Dana Ray and Mark Atwell

Each week we are highlighting a BSoUP Member's website. This week's choice is Dana Ray and Mark Atwell.

Their website includes 18 galleries and a link to hundreds of topside images on Flikr.

To see some of their images please visit

Dana Ray & Mark Atwell
Dana Ray and Mark Atwell

Martin Edge's Photo Tips

Martin Edge's Photo Tips

On 5 November at Imperial College London Alex Mustard and Martin Edge led a one day workshop entitled 'On Underwater Photography'. As part of days presentations Martin showed a series of video clips taken by Jo Horrocks of himself and Keith Lyall in Indonesia to illustrate some of his tips on taking underwater images. For those who missed the sell out event or just want to see them again Jo has compiled a video of these tips which you can view on YouTube.

If you have a slow broadband connection you may need to start the video and then immediately pause it until it has completely downloaded before playing it.

Gift Ideas

Stuck for ideas for gifts? Why not buy a book online from Amazon via this website?

This year two excellent book by BSoUP Members have been published. All underwater camera users will love the fourth and latest ediiton of Martin Edge's book 'The Underwater Photographer' and compact camera user's will love Maria Munn's book 'Underwater Photography for Compact Camera Users '.

You can also buy other books on underwater photography, marine and freshwater life and dive guides from our Online shop or Books and DVD's

Each purchase from Amazon via this site earns a small commission for BSoUP.

Northern California Underwater Photographic Society Competition
Northern California Underwater Photographic Society Competition

NCUPS Results

The results of the annual Sea 2010 underwater photographic competition organised by the Northern California Underwater Photographic Society (NCUPS) have been announced.

The Best of Show and Bob Commer Award went to Keri Wilk with an image of a flying fish (left).

There are some fantastic images among the many winners in this annual competition particularly in the Advanced Creative category.

To see the results and view all of the winning images please visiti

EMUP - Next Meeting

EMUP - East Midlands Underwater Photographers, meet in the room underneath Nemo's Bar, Stoney Cove, on the first Tuesday of the month from October to June Each month there are talks and friendly competitions for anyone interested in diving or underwater photography. It is a very friendly environment and is open to all, so come and see us.

On 7 December there will be 3 talks each with the aim to help improve photo's taken with a compact camera (not to say there won't be some useful information for DSLR users too!):

East Midlands Underwater Photographers
East Midlands Underwater Photographers

Trevor Rees who you will have seen in Diver magazine recently and who has won various accolades for his underwater photography with both a DSLR and a compact camera will be giving two shorts talks:

- Micro Four Thirds and EVIL cameras, where he will shed light on the new type of camera hitting the market that will bridge the gap between DSLR's and compact (like the Sony Nex and Panasonic GF1).

- Manual Exposure, why manual exposure rather than 'automatic' is best underwater.

Rosemary Gibbs, will then talk about her experience of photography workshops and how they have improved her photography. She has done trips with the likes of Maria Munn, Duxy from Camera's Underwater and Martin Edge. So she is in a good position to reflect on the learning.

There will also be a photo competition that is for photographs taken with a compact camera and the theme of the photo is 'Colour'. The closing date for entries is Sunday 5 December.

The night will kick of at 7.30 and the pub (Nemo's Bar) is open as usual so you can come for a bite to eat beforehand, we will have a break during the evening and we aim to finish about 10pm.

Linda Pitkin
Linda Pitkin

Website of the Week - Linda Pitkin

Each week we are highlighting a BSoUP Members website. This week's choice is Linda Pitkin.

Linda is the author and photographer of four books, and a number of articles. Her stock photography features widely in books, newspapers, magazines and journals, including Professional Photographer, BBC Wildlife, Nature, and leading diving magazines. Other uses of her photographs include calendars, brochures, cards, advertising, and in an IMAX multi-screen presentation. Linda also undertakes commissioned photography.

She serves occasionally on juries for photography competitions, and has been a jury member for BAFTA (The British Academy of Film and Television Arts), for the 2002 Television Craft Awards. Along with Alex Mustard, she is one of the two underwater photographers involved in 2020Vision.

To learn more about Linda and see some of her images, please visit

Beginners Portfolio Competition for the DIVER Trophy

Each year BSoUP organises a competition for beginners for the DIVER Trophy and a cheque for £100 kindly donated by DIVER Magazine. Each portfolio had to comprise six images arranged in two row of three embedded in a single jpg image. This year there were only 22 entries.

Congratulations to Will Clark (portfolio right) who was the winner of this year's Beginners Portfolio Competition with an overwhelming number of votes.. Second place went to Jackie Campbell and third place went to Pash Baker.

Will Clark
Winner © Will Clark
Jackie Campbell
Second © Jackie Campbell

How the top six scored:-

Position Photographer Points Firsts

Will Clark [Details]

64 11

Jackie Campbell [Details]

30 6

Pash Baker [Details]

29 6
4 Paul Colley 19 3
5 Tristan Jones 18 5
6 David Allan 13 2

The top six portfolios may be viewed enlarged in the Gallery by clicking on the photographers name above. Clicking on '[Details]' above will display the image enlarged along with details about the photographer and images.

BSoUP Members only may view all the entries in the Competition Slideshow, but you will be asked to login if you have not already done so this session.

If you entered and are not in the top six and would like to know how your fared please e-mail Brian Pitkin.

Next months Open Portfolio Competition is now open to all underwater photographers, BSoUP members and non-members alike. Please read the Rules before entering online using the Entry Form.

Pash Baker
Third ©Pash Baker

Epson Red Sea - World of Underwater Images
Richard Carey
Richard Carey won the Judges' Prize

Epson Red Sea - World of Underwater Images

The results of the Epson Red Sea - World of Underwater Images Competition 2010 have now been published.

Amongst the winners at the 'Shoot-out' last week was Richard Carey from the UK, who won the Judges' Prize of a Seacam housing and underwater photo accessories package worth of $5,000 USD.

BSoUP member Rob Bailey was one of the five nominees in the Sharks category of 'Images of the World Prints Competition', although sadly he did not win the prize.

The full results of the 'Shoot-out' can be found at and those for the 'Images of the World' Prints competition can be found at

Underwater Journal - Latest issue

The latest issue of the FREE Underwater Journal magazine is now available to download.

Issue 18 includes Editor's Page, Catalina Island, SoCal oil rig Diving, Monterey Road Trip, California Grays, Sidemount Diving, Aquatica AT2i Housing, Caribbean Explorer II, Scientific Diving, and Hunting Poachers.

To get your copy please visit

Underwater Journal
Underwater Journal

Gavin Parsons
Gavin Parsons

Website of the Week - Gavin Parsons

Each week we are highlighting a BSoUP Members website. This week's choice is H2O images the website of Gavin Parsons.

An award winning wildlife photographer, Gavin specialises in various disciplines of image making, including: environmental, underwater, location portraits, reportage, editorial, travel and wildlife. At the start of this year he set a blog which you can follow at

For further information about Gavin and to view some of his images please visit

New Mini Series About The Process of Creating An Aquatica Housing

Given how important a tool the underwater housing is, it makes sense that all underwater photographers should understand how they are created.  DPG present to you, " The Making Of A Housing,"  a series of articles which offers a behind the scenes tour of how an Aquatica housing is made, start to finish, written by Aquatica's Technical Adviser, Jean Bruneau.

For further information please visit

Aquatica Housings - Designing and Machining
New Mini Series About The Process of
Creating An Aquatica Housing

BSoUP Photobook Oct 2010
BSoUP Images taken with compact cameras

BSoUP Photo Book - images taken with compact cameras

BSoUP believes that good photography comes from the skill of the photographer, not from the camera. Photographic vision and knowing how to use the camera are the most important ingredients for creating great underwater images.

Earlier this year we invited BSoUP members to submit their underwater images taken using a compact camera. From these a selection was made to create a Photo Book to showcase their work at Dive shows.

BSoUP would like to thank all the photographers who sent in images, whether they were used or not, and Alan Larsen who edited and produced it.

You can view the book at and, if you want, purchase a copy.

November BSoUP Meeting

The next BSoUP meeting takes place on Wednesday, November 17th at 7.30 for 8.00 p.m. at our usual venue the Holland Club, Imperial College, S. Kensington, London. Directions. New and prospective new members will be welcomed from 7.30 p.m. - see Welcome.

Eilat Shoot-out review by Brian Pitkin.

This year sees the sixth annual Epson Red Sea Competition, held in Eilat, Israel. The total of all prizes offered for competitors amounts to a huge US$80,000. The online competition has already taken place and the winner announced. The 'Shoot-out' takes place this week - November 9-11, 2010 and the overall winner will receive US$10,000. The official awards ceremony is on Saturday 13th November. Brian, who had expected to attend, will review the winning entries.

For further details of the competition please visit

Epson Red Sea 'Shoot-out'
Epson Red Sea Competition

Fotosub Gran Canaria 2010 - Alex Tattersall
Fotosub Gran Canaria 2010 - Alex Tattersall's Portfolio

Beginner Portfolio Competition. Open to all underwater photographers, BSoUP Members and non-members alike, this annual competition for the DIVER Trophy and £100 courtesy of DIVER magazine is now closed.

BSoUP Members only may view all the entries in the Competition slideshow, but you will be prompted to login if you haven't already done so this sesssion.

Creativity in the Canaries by Alex Tattersall.

BSoUP Member Alex Tattersall was one of twelve invited underwater photographers at the 6th Fotosub Gran Canaria held at Costa Mogan from 28th September to 3rd October. Alex's presentation focuses on the event.

Peter Funnell

16th June 1933 - 9th September 2010

Somewhat belatedly we are sad to report that former BSoUP Member Peter Funnell passed away on 9th September.

A diving instructor and a scuba diver for more than 30 years, initially with West Wickham BSAC, and later with Thornton Heath BSAC, Peter's interest in underwater photography led him to join the British Society of Underwater Photographers, attending monthly meetings whenever he was able. Peter travelled to many parts of the globe in pursuit of his passion including the Red Sea, Cayman Islands, Tenerife and Malta.


Peter Funnell
Peter Funnell

Keri Wilks
© Keri Wilk "Lily Pads"
Location: Ontario, Canada
Wide Angle Unrestricted Gold 2010

Our World Underwater Photo and Video Competition

Deadline: 17 January, 2011

Underwater photographers of all levels, from novice to professionals, are invited to compete in what has become the "Superbowl" of international underwater imagery events, for over $75,000 of world-class prizes! Additionally, Best of Show will receive an additional cash prize of $1,000!

The Our World Underwater international underwater photography and video competition has become one of the biggest and most prestigious in the world. The competition celebrates and highlights the art of underwater photography as well as the beauty of the ocean. Underwater photographers and videographers have become the unsung heroes of the most important ecosystem on earth. During a time when the oceans are in crisis, a growing global community of scuba divers and photographers have become the eyes and ears of the ocean, helping to educate and inspire the rest of the world.

To register please visit

To read the Rules please visit

DEEP Indonesia

Deadline: 17 January, 2011

All underwater photographers are invited to compete in seven themed categories to win over $51,000 in prizes
The DEEP Indonesia competition is part of a unique series, and together with the Our World Underwater competition, the prize pool is over $120,000 - the biggest in the world. Winners also achieve the glory of being named some of the world's best underwater photographers, and the wining images will be exposed to millions of readers of dive, travel and photography magazines and websites worldwide. Esteemed judges include leading professional underwater photographers and magazine editors from around the world.

To register please visit

To read the Rules please visit

Stephen Holinski
© Stephen Holinski : "Mantis Shrimp with Eggs"
Location: Anilao, Philippines
DEEP Indonesia Compact Cameras Gold 2010

Sheilah Openshaw
Sheilah Openshaw

Website of the Week - Sheilah Openshaw

Each week we are highlighting a BSoUP Member's website. This week's choice is Sheila Openshaw.

As well as being a member of BSoUP, Sheilah is the Secretary of the Kingsclere Photo Club, a small group with only 11 members. Her specialist interest is underwater photograph and is the club expert on such matters. Sheilah does a lot of diving with Mike Markey on the "Peveril Myth", based on the Dorset coast.

To view some of Sheilah's images please visit

Annual Beginners Portfolio Competition for the DIVER Trophy

Deadline: 10 November 2010 at 10pm.

The Annual Beginners Portfolio Competion is held in November and is open to members and non-members alike, provided that they have not come first, second or third in a national or international competition, such as BSoUP's Open and Beginners Portfolio Competitions, BSoUP or St Abbs Splash-Ins, Image, U/W Photographer of the Year, Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Marine Conservation Society etc.

Last year's winning Portfolio by Daneil Norwood
Last year's winning Portfolio © Daniel Norwood

Each photographer must submit a portfolio of six images. Digital portfolios may be submitted using the Competitons Entry form by 10pm on Wednesday 10 November 2010, but please read the Rules and guidelines before entering.

All portfolios will be judged by the audience present at the meeting.

The winner will receive the DIVER Trophy and a cheque for £100 donated by DIVER Magazine, who reserve the right to publish the winning portfolios. Copyright remains with the photographer.

Lionfish by Nick Robertson-Brown
Lionfish © Nick Robertson-Brown

Nick Robertson-Brown ABIPP

Congratulations to BSoUP Member Nick Robertson-Brown who was awarded Associateship with the British Institute of Professional Photographers last week.

To qualify Nick went to Nottingham where a panel judged his portfolio of 20 prints and working profile document , which contained relevant qualifications, business plan, technical difficulties of the underwater environment, description of each image and documents such as HSE and liability certificates. Three of Nick's images are reproduced here.

Nick has his own underwater photography business based in Manchester called Frogfish Photography. Nick has written, and teaches, an underwater photography course called "The Complete Underwater Photography Award" which is divided into manageable units held in the classroom, pool and open water. The pool tuition sessions are held in the 5.1m deep Manchester Aquatics Centre with an artificial reef set up for the students to practice on. Nick runs workshops abroad both under the Frogfish banner and for African Space. Octopus by Nick Robertson-Brown
Octopus © Nick Robertson-Brown
Anemonefish by Nick Robertson Brown
Anemonefish © Nick Robertson Brown
Along with Caroline, they also organise UK workshop weekends called the Visions in the Sea Summer Series, and last year organized the famous Visions in the Sea event, originally founded by BSoUP legend Colin Doeg, with lectures and workshops given by all the great names in underwater photography. As Nick and Caroline also own a dive centre in Manchester, Orca Divers, we have a shop where Nick's prints are for sale, along with SLR housings by Sealux and Nimar, Compact Cameras by Fuji and Intova, and accessories by INON. Nick has been invited, by the awarding committee, to submit for his BIPP Fellowship in the new year.

Le Festival mondial de l'image sous-marine

The World Festival of Underwater Pictures took place for the second successive year at the Palais du Pharo in Marseille, from 27 to 31 October 2010.

Jean-Michel Cousteau was the honorary president of this the 37th World Festival of Underwater Pictures. He celebrated the 100th anniversary of the birth of his father, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, in presence of those who took part in the Calypso odyssey.

Congratulations to BSoUP Member Tony Baskeyfield who won a Gold Medal in the Colour Prints section with his 'Spinner Dolphins' and fellow Brit Zena Holloway who won a Gold Medal in the Underwater Advertising Stills section for the advertising Campain 'Radox - Renew you'.

To view a list of all the winners please visit

Le Festival mondial de l'image sous-marine
Le Festival mondial de l'image sous-marine

Society of Biology
Society of Biology

Society of Biology Biodiversity Photographic Competition

The UN has designated 2010 the 'International Year of Biodiversity'. To mark and celebrate this, the Society of Biology organised a photographic competition. Entrants were free to interpret how they captured photographically images that celebrate, explore, comment on or reveal aspects of biodiversity from around the world.

BSoUP Member Linda Pitkin was one of the judges.

Prizes were presented to the winners at a ceremony in Charles Darwin House yesterday (Wednesday 3rd November).

To view the winning entries please visit

New 2011 Calendar - Jeremy and Amanda Cuff

Photographers, photojournalists and BSOUP members Jeremy and Amanda Cuff will publish a new 2011 Calendar titled "Diving Dreams" later this month.

Jeremy said, "The Diving Dreams 2011 Calendar' features a variety of images, mostly from our dive travels over the last three years, and includes destinations such as Egypt, Borneo, Hawaii, Cayman Islands, the Philippines and Jersey."

The 2011 Calendars can be obtained from Jeremy and Amanda with prices to be confirmed later this month.

To register interest, please visit Jeremy and Amanda's website at Please note that the full Calendar information won't be online until later in the month.

New 2011 Calendar - Jeremy & Amanda Cuff
New 2011 Calendar - Jeremy and Amanda Cuff

Stevenage Underwater Photographic Society
Stevenage Underwater Photographic Society

SUPS - Next Meeting

Tuesday 9th November 2010

The next meeting of the Stevenage Underwater Photographic Society takes place on Tuesday 9th November 2010 at 20.00hrs at Stevenage Arts Centre, Roaring Meg Retail Park, Stevenage, Hertfordshire,
An evening with Alex Mustard.

The Stevenage Underwater Photographic Society meets every 2nd Tuesday of each month from 8pm For further details please visit

BUPG - Next Meeting

Tuesday 9th November

The next meeting of the Bristol Underwater Photography Group takes place on Tuesday 9th November at 20.00hrs at the normal venue - The Casson Centre, Rodway Road, Patchway, BS34 5DQ (map).

Monthly Competition - Creative (in camera) 

Presentation - Norway - Libby Gawith, Peter Plume and Fiona Bowles

Presentation - Optics for the UW Photographer - Trevor Rees and Arthur Kingdon

For further details please visit

Bristol Underwater Photography Group
Bristol Underwater Photography Group

Blue Magazine
Blue Magazine. Issue 7
Cover: Alex Mustard

Blue Magazine

The official magazine of the the Chamber for Diving and Watersports, Egypt, Blue Magazine is now avaialble in hard copy and as a downloadable pdf file.

Issue 7 includes: Letter from the Editor (Charlotte Boan), Letter from the Managing Director, News, Green Team, Red Sea Life: Deco Stop, Wonders of the Red Sea: A gallery celebrating the best of Egypt underwater by world-renowned photographer Alexander Mustard, Talking Tech: Watching the girls dive by, Insider's Wreck Guide: The Carnatic, Snorkel Site: Marsa Alam, Red Sea Life: The life of the oceanic white tip shark, Competition: win a Canon Ixus camera and housing courtesty of Cameras Underwater, Egypt By Land: Experience the wonder, Red Sea Log: Oh Brother!, Class Shot: A real bright shark: lighting up the big stuff by Maria Munn, Health Matters: The scuba generation gap, Health Matters: Ask Dr Adel, Surf's Up: Splashing out and Destination Guide: Qusier.

To download your copy please visit

BSoUP at DIVE 2010, NEC, Birningham

BSoUP were very much in evidence at DIVE 2010 last weekend with a large display of prints and a promotional stand.

On display for the first time was a book of images taken by BSoUP members using compact cameras, produced and edited by Alan Larsen.

BSoUP thanks all those members who helped during the weekend mounting and dismounting the displays and answering questions from the general public and fellow members on Saturday and/or Sunday and DIVER Magazine for their support.

BSoUP Stand at DIVE 2010, NEC Birmingham
BSoUP Stand at DIVE 2010, NEC Birmingham. Image: Charles Erb
BSoUP Stand at DIVE 2010, NEC Birmingham
BSoUP Stand and Print display at DIVE 2010, NEC Birmingham. Image: Charles Erb

X-Ray Magazine issue 38
X-Ray Magazine Issue 38. Cover image: Andy Murch

X-Ray Magazine - Latest issue

The Latest issue of the FREE X-Ray Magazine is now available for download.

Issue 38 includes Utila Island, Hondurus by Scott Bennett, Sulawesi, Indonesia by Eric Hanauer, North Sulawesi, Indonesia by Don Silcock, Dive watches edited by Peter Symes, Ecology: Cephalopods by James Wood, Pink Dolphins of the Amazon by Michael Braunsten, Portfolio: Caelum Mero, Book log by Robert Sterner, Sharks: A lesson from mother nature by Andy Murch, Tech talk: Technical diving equipment by Mark Powell and UW Photo: Field Work by Lawson Wood.

To download your copy please visit

Underwater Photography - Latest issue

The latest issue of the FREE UwP Magazine is nw available for download.

Issue 57 includes Editorial, News and Travel, New Products, Nauticam Sony NA-NEX5 by Phil Rudin, Seahorn Snoot review by Kay-Burn Lim, L and M SOLA600 by Alex Mustard, Athena ARF Ring flash by Phil Rudin, Canary creativity by Alex Tattersall, Veolia Wildlife winners, Wildlife ethics by Tim Priest, Rabbit ear lighting by Julian Cohen, Off camera strobes by Alex Mustard, Ultraviolet photography by Matej Simonic, Stroboscopic by Glenn Lawyer, Diving in Sark by Sue Daly, Basking sharks by Charles Hood, French muck diving by Jean-Philippe Borges and Gilles Suc, Gozo by Sean Arrowsmith, Parting Shots by Julian Cohen, Diggy Desai and Tim Priest.

To download your copy please visit

UwP Issue 57
UwP Issue 57. Cover image: Jordi Chias Pujol

Malcolm Nobbs
Malcolm Nobbs

Website of the Week - Malcolm Nobbs

Each week we are highlighting a BSoUP Members website. This week's choice is Malcolm Nobbs.

'Nowadays I live in Sydney, Australia with my fiancee, Mary but hail from Folkestone, UK. I am a member of the British Society of Underwater Photographers (BSoUP) and enjoy up to 200 dives per annum worldwide.

I used to have no interest in diving whatsoever. However my late wife Eve did and in December 1994 I reluctantly joined her on a Try Dive. To my amazement I thoroughly enjoyed it and was soon assuring everyone that I had always wanted to dive.

Keen to capture memories of my underwater dives, I began shooting video but eventually became seduced by, in my opinion, the greater challenge of still photography'

To learn more about Malcolm and view some of his images please visit

On Underwater Photography

On Saturday 6th November 2010, Martin Edge and Alex Mustard will be presenting a special one day long event in London "On Underwater Photography', discussing the techniques, ideas, decisions and approaches that go into producing memorable underwater images.

The venue is Imperial College, South Kensington Campus, London. The room is G16 in The Sir Alexander Fleming Building. Please meet at 10.30 a.m. for a 11.00 a.m. start. Finish approx. by 5:30 p.m., and definitely by 6:00 p.m.

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of hosts Cameras Underwater this event costs just £20 and therefore we expect it to be popular. Tickets can be booked directly from the Cameras Underwater website.

Cameras Underwater
Alex Mustard Martin Edge

Alex Mustard (left) and Martin Edge (right)

Ocean Art Photographic Competition
Ocean Art Photographic Competition

Ocean Art Photographic Contest

Deadline: November 14th 2010

The Underwater Photography Guide is proud to announce its first annual Ocean Art Photographic Competition.

There are over $62,000 worth of prizes including over 25 liveaboard and resort packages, dive equipment and much more. Special prizes are 12 days on the Arenui Boutique liveaboard, 9 days on the Solmar V liveaboard, 18 nights in Papua New Guinea including a stay on the Febrina liveaboard, a trip for 2 on the SMY Ondina, and a 9 day trip on the Manthiri Maldives. This is one of the largest underwater photography competitions ever to be held in terms of prizes.

The competition has 11 categories, including a Novice dSLR category, and 3 compact camera categories - giving photographers of all levels a chance to win a great prize. Unique categories include Sharks, Nudibranchs, and Divers / Fashion - a category that will allow pool shots. Other categories include Wide-angle, Macro, Supermacro and Marine Life Behavior. 1st, 2nd and some 3rd place winners from each category will win a fantastic resort or liveaboard package. Winners will be able to choose their own prize, which means they are more likely to end up with a prize that they want.

Judges include world-renowned underwater photographers Martin Edge, Marty Snyderman, Chris Newbert, and Bonnie Pelnar. We look forward to your participation. Further information can be found on our Ocean Art Competition page.

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