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News - December 2012

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November 2012
Coming Soon
News Archive


A taste of Underwater Ambon
Anima Mundi - Latest issue
DIVER Calendar 2013 features BSoUP images
BSoUP AGM 2012
Open Portfolio Competition - Results
Facebook's Instagram in major backlash
UK Marine Conservation Zones
Melvita Nature Images Awards 2012
UwP - Current issue
Adobe updates Lightroom and Camera RAW
Bite-Back Calendar 2012
BSoUP December Meeting
Jeremy and Amanda Cuff's Diving Calendar
Our World Underwater and DEEP Indonesia
Maluku Moments by Roger Eve

Royal Geographical Society - Dive Lectures
Leviathan by Howard Hall
African Diver - latest issue
Website of the Week - Robert Bailey
BUPG - Next meeting
Environmental Photographer of the Year
Eden Rivers Trust
Whale Shark Rescue
LAUPS - Results
SUPS - Next Meeting
NUPG - Next Meeting
Ocean Views Competition
Notice of Annual General Meeting
Walk on the Wild Side
Oasis Photo Contest


A taste of Underwater Ambon by Jo Horrocks
A taste of Underwater Ambon © Jo Horrocks

A taste of Underwater Ambon by Jo Horrocks

BSoUP Member Jo Horrocks has posted a video of her recent rip to Ambon, Indonesia on YouTube at http://youtu.be/vmniavGK7G8.

The video features underwater highlights from 2012. Said Jo 'Muck and reef diving in the local area showed us how diverse the life is out there.'

The video runs for 11:38 mins.


Anima Mundi - Latest issue

The latest issue of the FREE Anima Mundi is now available to download.

Issue # 9 features the following articles SCOOP The Amazon Flasher, THE FORGOTTEN ISLANDS Réunion and Rodrigues, GENTLE GOBLINS Lemurs of Madagascar, THE HUMMINGBIRD WHISPERER A portfolio by Glenn Bartley, TWO IS A COMPANY Symbiosis in Shrimp Gobies.

ANIMA MUNDI - Adventures in Wildlife Photography is a FREE quarterly wildlife and nature travel and photography online magazine available as a fully interactive 100+ page, widescreen pdf. It is published over the internet four times a year in January, April, July and October.

To download your copy please visit www.animamundimag.com/

Anima Mundi Issue 9
Anima Mundi Issue 9


DIVER Calendar 2013
DIVER Calendar 2013

DIVER Calendar 2013 features BSoUP images

The DIVER Calendar 2013 features images from our annual print competition held at the NEC Birmingham in October.

Images by the following photographers are included:- Trevor Rees, Eleonora Manca, Rob Bailey, Joss Woolf, Saeed Rashid, Pash Baker, Rob White, Caroline Robertson-Brown, Alex Tattersall and Sue Daly. See Print Competition Results for further details of the competition and all the award winning images.

The calendar is available with the January issue of DIVER Magazine purchased from a shop or news stand. Copies of the calendar will be sent to all those who entered the competition.


BSoUP Annual General Meeting 2012

The Annual General Meeting took place on Wednesday 19th December at 8.00 p.m. at the Holland Club. From January meetings will be held to room G.01 in the Royal School of Mines (Directions)

The Agenda, Accounts, Minutes of last year's AGM and the Committe List had been circulated to all members prior to the meeting. The meeting was opened by the Chairman Joss Woolf, who outlined many of the society's acheivements over the past 12 months and thanked all those who had contributed to the Society's continued success.

Our Hon. Treasure and Membership Secretary Alan Larsen and Committee Members JP Trenque and Paul Morgan stand down from the Committee at the end of the year. From January 2013, Sarah White will be taking over the Hon. Treasurer's role and Pash Baker (new to the Committee) will be taking over the Membership Secretary's role. BSoUP also welcomed Mike Brodbelt to the Committee.

After the Open Portfolio Competition results had been announced (see below) members enjoyed a splendid buffet thanks to the hard work of Joss Woolf.

Alan Larsen
Alan Larsen

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan

JP Trenque
JP Trenque


Mark Pickford
Winner © Mark Pickford

Open Portfolio Competition - Results

Congratulations to Mark Pickford who is the winner of the year's Open Portfolio Competition.

Mark was presented with the Open Portfolio Trophy and a cheque for £100 courtesy of DIVE Magazine.

Congratulations also to Trevor Rees who came second and Pash Baker who came third. There were a total of 32 entries.

How the top six scored:-

Position Photographer Points Firsts
1

Mark Pickford

60 12
2 Trevor Rees 35 7
3 Pash Baker 23 3
4 Georgette Douwma 22 4
5 Ellen Cuylaerts 19 3
6 Giordano Cipriani 17 4

 

Trevor Rees
Runner-up © Trevor Rees

Pash Baker
3rd © Pash Baker

The top six may be viewed in the Gallery, click on a photographer's name in the list above.

BSoUP Members only may view all the entries (enlarged) in the Slideshow Archive. You will be asked to login if you have not already done so this session.

If you were not one of the top six and would like to know how you scored, please contact Brian Pitkin.

January 2013' s Focus On competition is 2012 Images show us your favourite image from 2012 which didn't win a competition, the one that the judges missed! The deadline is Sunday 6th January.

Note: landscape format images must be 1400 pixels wide and portrait format images must be 1050 high. Any smaller and images will look less sharp when projected.


Facebook's Instagram in major backlash

Facebook faces a major backlash over privacy today after its photo-sharing service Instagram changed its rules to give it the right to sell users photographs without paying them or asking their permission. The move gives Instagram, which Facebook acquired in April, the perpetual right to license all public photos that are posted online through the app, allowing the pictures to be used for commercial purposes such as advertising.

Unless users delete their Instagram accounts by a deadline of 16 January, they cannot opt out.

Privacy groups have condemned the move, saying that the policy shift could allow advertisers to buy young peoples photos without gaining their or their parents permission. Analysts said that this could mean that people could soon appear in adverts on television or online, without their knowledge or being paid for photos that they have taken.

Instagram
Facebook's Instagram

Instagram was acquired by Facebook in April this year, in a deal which was then worth $1billion. Facebook announced this year that it has grown to having 1 billion users worldwide, while Instagram has 100 million users.

Instagram announced its sweeping changes to privacy policies and terms of service. The changes will go into effect on January 16 2013. Photos taken before that time will not affected by the move.  Many of the changes can be seen as an effort by Facebook to more easily obtain and use information gathered by Instagram to better incorporate advertising, so that Facebook ads could easily appear with Instagrams app.
The changes to the privacy policies means that Instagram will be able to share information about its users - such as details about bands they have seen or restaurants they have eaten at - with Facebook, as well as outside groups and advertisers. It is thought that this change will allow Facebook to be able to better target its adverts to Instagram users.

The new terms of service also state: You agree that a business or other entity may pay us to display your username, likeness, photos (along with any associated metadata), and/or actions you take, in connection with paid or sponsored content or promotions, without any compensation to you.  This means that photos published on Instagram publicly can be used in adverts without the users knowledge and without the person taking the photograph being paid. The only way for users to reject the changes will be to leave Instagram and delete their accounts.


The Wildlife Trusts - MArine Conservation Zones
The Wildlife Trusts - Marine Conservation Zones

UK Marine Conservation Zones - Images wanted

The Government has launched their consultation into the 127 Marine Conservation Zones that were recommended by stakeholders last year. The Wildlife Trusts (TWT) were pretty disappointed with the proposal put forward by DEFRA as they are proposing to designate only 31 of the 127 recommended sites next year. You can view TWT's initial response to the consultation at www.wildlifetrusts.org/TWT would like to do some press work in the new year, again highlighting the species and habitats found around UK and how important it is that they are protected. If you have any images from the UK taken in the last 12 months or so that they would be happy to share with TWT to use with the media to promote their campaign please contact Ali Plummer (aplummer@wildlifetrusts.org). Deadline: 2nd January 2013


Melvita Nature Images Awards 2012

The winning images from this year's Melvita Nature Images Awards have been posted to the their website. Brits Andrew Parkinson, Nick Upton and BSoUP Member Linda Pitkin all won awards.

Linda's image, which came third in category G - Other Animals, was of a frog with frogspawn taken in a pond in Surrey for the 2020VISION project.

The 2012 edition of the Nature Images Awards, organised by Terre Sauvage and the IUCN, is sponsored by MELVITA.

Frog and frogspawn by Linda Pitkin
Frog and frogspawn © Linda Pitkin


Uwp Issue 69
UwP Issue 69 : Cover image by Michael Gallagher

UwP - Current issue - last chance for free download

The current issue of Underwater Photography magazine is only free to download for the next few days. When it becomes a back issue, it will cost 99p so download it now to save money

You can download UwP69 at http://www.uwpmag.com

Also take a look at the Small Ads page, there's loads of equipment for sale at great prices http://www.uwpmag.com/?p=sell


Adobe updates Lightroom and Camera RAW

Adobe has released the final versions on Lightroom 3.4 and Camera RAW 7.3, both of which had been released as release candidates earlier. The new versions have added 20 new cameras including: Canon EOS 6D, Canon PowerShot S110, Canon PowerShot G15, Canon PowerShot SX50 HS, Nikon 1 V2, Nikon D600, Olympus PEN E-PL5, Olympus PEN E-PM2, Olympus STYLUS XZ-2 iHS, Panasonic DMC-GH3, Sony DSC-RX1, Sony NEX-VG30 and Sony NEX-VG900. It also adds support for retina displays, fixes the issues of AVCHD videos not importing correctly, TIFF files having tonal shifts and the problem that occurs when deleting the top image in a stack making all the images disappear.

For a full list of new camera support and bug fixes, please see the Lightroom Journal. The updates are available via the update mechanism within Lightroom or Photoshop.

Adam Hanlon, wetpixel

Lightroom 4
Lightroom 4


Bite-Back Calendar 2012
Bite-Back Calendar 2012

Bite-Back Calendar 2012

Bite-Back, the UK shark and marine conservation charity, has just announced details of its highly anticipated 2013 fundraising calendar, featuring images and text from 12 of the worldï's very best underwater photographers.

This year the high quality, limited edition, A4 calendar showcases contributions from Stephen Frink and Jim Abernethy alongside the likes of David Doubilet, Doug Perrine, Amos Nachoum, Mark Carwardine, David Fleetham and Alex Mustard plus an endorsement from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.

 

The result is a unique and stunning collection of underwater images from around the world including sharks, dolphins, cuttlefish, sperm whale and manta ray.

Profits from the calendar will help fund Bite-Backï's innovative and successful campaigns to end the sale of shark fin soup in Britain and put pressure on supermarkets to choose conservation over commerce regarding the fish they sell.

The calendar is available from Bite-Back's online shop, priced at £7.99 plus p&p anywhere in the world.

Bite-Back also offer a chance to win a holiday for two people to Fiji for just £10. The exclusive raffle prize has been donated by Tourism Fiji and Dive Worldwide to raise funds for Bite-Back and Marie Curie Cancer. There are just 2,000 tickets on sale at £10 each. The prize draw is on 3 January, 20 days from now.


BSoUP December Meeting

The next meeting takes place on Wednesday 19th December, 2012 at the Holland Club, our final meeting at this venue!

The meeting starts with our Annual General Meeting. All relevant documents have been circulated to BSoUP members.

Following the AGM, the annual Open Portfolio Competition will be judged. The competition is now closed. BSoUP Members only may preview the slideshow, but you will be asked to login if you haven't already done so. There are 32 entries, so please preview them before the meeting if you are attending.

The second half of the evening is devoted to our winter party. We hope to see you there!

Dray van Beeck's winning Open Portfolio 2011
© Dray van Beeck's winning Open Portfolio 2011


Jeremy and Amanda Cuff's Diving Calendar 2012
Jeremy and Amanda Cuff's Diving Calendar 2012

Jeremy and Amanda Cuff's Diving Calendar 2012

Photographers, photojournalists and BSOUP members Jeremy and Amanda Cuff have published a new 2013 Calendar titled Diving Dreams which is now available.

Jeremy said, The Diving Dreams 2013 Calendar features a variety of images, mostly from our dive travels over recent times, and includes destinations such as Bali, Belize, Australia, the Philippines and the Maldives.

The 2013 Calendars can be ordered now - please visit Jeremy & Amandas website at www.ja-universe.com for further information and prices.


Our World Underwater

Deadline: 19th January 2013

DEEP Indonesia

Deadline: 10th February 2013

The Underwater Competition series returns in 2013 for its 8th year with over $80,000 in prizes.   Known as the Super Bowl of underwater imagery events, the series has developed a reputation as being one of the elite underwater photography competitions. The competitions series, made up of the Our World Underwater and DEEP Indonesia contests, truly showcases the unique art of underwater photography.  Prizes include trips to the top resorts and liveaboards, as well as underwater photography equipment and prizes are awarded to winners in more than 15 categories. Additionally, the grand prize-winner of the Our World Underwater competition will be given $1000 in cash.

Further details at http://underwatercompetition.com/

Underwater Competitions
Our World Underwater and DEEP Indonesia


Maluku Momets by Roger Eve
Maluku Moments © Roger Eve

Maluku Moments by Roger Eve

Roger Eve has posted a video of some of the amazing macro creatures found around Ambon in the Maluku Islands of Indonesia on YouTube.

The clips are from a recent trip to Ambon with his wife Wendy and quite a few well known BSoUPers and runs for 10:32 minutes.

To view the video visit http://www.youtube.com/


Royal Geographical Society - Dive Lectures

The Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR

Friday 15th February 2013 at 6.00 p.m. for 6.30 p.m.

"These annual lectures run by The London Diving Chamber will once again be taking your minds off to stunning underwater locations around the World and diving with both beautiful and incredible animals.

This year we are delighted to have two great speakers whose lives we can only envy as they get to travel and dive some of the most special places around the world. EMMY Award winning cameraman, Michael Pitts and television presenter, Paul Rose, will be talking about some of their most exciting, unusual and

Paul Rose
Paul Rose
Michael Pitts
Michael Pitts

sometimes simply dangerous dives that they undertake to bring some underwater wonders to our front room.

The 'Dive Lectures' are held in support of Scuba Trust - a charity devoted to giving people with physical disabilities an equal opportunity to experience the pleasure and excitement of scuba diving and the underwater world. Entrance will be free, but please help us fill those Scuba Trust buckets on the night and let's make sure we beat last year's fantastic donation."

To register, please visit www.londondivingchamber.co.uk


Leviathan by Howard Hall

Ace underwater videographer and cinematographer Howard Hall has released a short film about humpback whales called Leviathan.

Howard said "This is a montage of some of my favorite shots from our August 2012 Tonga Expedition. We spent three weeks shooting 5K digital cinema footage for our library. This expedition was followed ten days later with an additional four weeks of shooting 70mm film and Epic 5K digital for the MacGillivray Freeman IMAX feature, Humpback Whales. Thanks to Whale Watch Vava'u and Endangered Encounters, for their excellent support. Music is by Alan Williams who composed the music for our IMAX film, Island of the Sharks".

Leviathan by Howard Hall
Leviathan © Howard Hall

African Diver Issue 25
African Diver Issue 25

African Diver - latest issue

The December issue of African Diver magazine is now available to download.

Featured in issue number 25 are articles about diving in Zimbabwe's Chinhoyi caves, Zavora in Mozambique and Madeira as well as the cichlids of Lake Malawi. Vickie Collins talks about her experiences as a Cove guardian in Taji, Japan, and the featured photographer is Christopher Bartlett.

To download your copy please visit http://africandiver.com/


Website of the Week - Robert Bailey

Robert is captivated by all things in nature.
He enjoys reportage style as well. He says, 'flirting with my subjects without being intrusive', is something he likes to try to do.

He's worked professionally on commercial television sets doing production photography, shot modern dance for the art department at the University of Calgary, and worked in a freelance capacity shooting a variety of subjects. Rob also worked as a NAUI scuba instructor up to training director level at the University of Calgary from 1993-1999, and is still an avid diver. He never dives without his camera. From 2007-2009 he was chairman of the Leamington and Warwick BSAC Branch 217. The Telecommunications industry is his mainstay.

Robert Bailey
Robert Bailey

Photographer's work he is inspired by includes, but is not limited to; David Doubilet, Michael Nichols, Bettina Rhiems, Ansel Adams, Helmut Newton, Jim Brandenburg, Paul Nicklen, and Alex Mustard in no particular order. He's an active member of the British Society of Photographers (BSOUP), and the Bristol Underwater Photography Group (BUPG) and is obsessed by all things photographic. To learn more about Robert please visit www.robertbaileyphotography.com/

Bristol Underwater Photography Group
Bristol Undrewater Photography Group

BUPG - Next meeting

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

The next Meeting of the Bristol Underwater Photography Group will be on Tuesday 11th December (start time 20.00hrs) at the normal venue - The Casson Centre, Rodway Road, Patchway, BS34 5DQ (map)

Monthly Competition - Open
Annual Competition - Open Portfolio
Christmas Social

For further details about BUPG please visit www.bupg.co.uk


Environmental Photographer of the Year

Deadline: 31st December, 2012

The Environmental Photographer of the Year competition is an international showcase for the very best in environmental photography and video.  It provides an opportunity for all photographers to share images of environmental and social issues with international audiences, and to enhance our understanding of the causes, consequences and solutions to climate change and social inequality.

Selected from an open submission process, the competition will culminate with an exhibition in London in Spring 2013, followed by a UK and international tour.

Further details at http://www.parkerharris.co.uk/

EPOTY 2012
Environmental Photographer of the Year

River Leith, Cumbria
A split shot taken in the River Leith, Cumbria
Nikon D90 with 10.5 mm wide angle lens in a Sea & Sea housingwith a large dome port, twin Inon strobes
Image: © Linda Pitkin

Eden Rivers Trust

The Eden Rivers Trust in Cumbria has posted details of its projects to monitor young salmon and trout and white-clawed crayfish, illustrated with BSoUP Member Linda Pitkin's photographs (www.lindapitkin.net/).

Salmon and trout are good indicator species of the general health of the river, being widely distributed throughout the catchment but rare or absent in areas of poor water quality or habitat degradation. Sampling is carried out using electro-fishing to midly stun the fish in order assess the local population.

The native white-clawed crayfish has its best stronghold in Cumbria. It is under threat of extiction because of the larger American signal crayfish which has forced the British variety from many rivers.


Whale Shark Rescue

Diving aboard the Solmar V (www.solmarv.com) at Roca Partida, near Socorro Island, about 250 miles south of Baja, Mexico. During the first dive of the morning, we came upon a mature whale shark in some amount of distress due to a large rope cinched around it's girth. It must have been there for some time, as the rope was encrusted with barnacles, and was cutting deeply into the flesh of the shark. On the second dive of the morning, we located the same whale shark once again, and with Eddy (dive guest) on the scene with his "Go Pro" camera, we were able to memorialize the rescue.

In the video you will see Dave (dive guide) approach the shark from the front, and Dani (dive guide) swim to the shark from above. You will see Dani successfully cut the rope loose, freeing the shark which slowly swims away. At the end, you will see Eddy's wife, Gina, knuckle-bump Dani, as we all celebrate together. We brought the rope back to the boat, and found it was about 2 inches in diameter, so perhaps an anchor or mooring line? How it got wrapped around the shark is a mystery.

Noel Hall November 7, 2012

Whale Shark Rescue
Whale Shark Rescue

Los Angeles Underwater Photography Society (LAUPS)
Los Angeles Underwater Photography Society (LAUPS)

LAUPS - Results

The Los Angeles Underwater Photography Society (LAUPS) has published the results of their annual International Underwater Photographic Competition. Now in its fiftieth year, Best of Show and wide-angle was won by Eduardo Acevedo of Tenerife, Spain with his circular fisheye image "Stars & World". Other still categories were won by Tony Cherbas in Macro, Ximena Olds in Behavior, Allison Vitsky Sallmon in Cold Water, Stephen Holinski in Compact Cold Water, Oliviero Giorgio Pulido in Compact Macro, Karoly Szabo and Compact Wide. In the video contest, Mike Boom won the Video Edited and Walter Marti the Video Raw Footage categories respectively.

Congratulations to all the winners and all those in the placings. The full results are available on the LAUPS website.

Adam Hanlon, wetpixel


SUPS - Next Meeting

Tuesday 11th December 2012

The next meeting of the Stevenage Underwater Photographic Society takes place on Tuesday 11th December at 8pm at the Stevenage Arts Guild, Community Arts Centre, Roaring Meg, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, UK.

Focus-On finals night with guest judge Peter Ladell. The Christmas get together, a chance to chat over mince pies and other tasty treats.

For further details please visit http://www.sups-online.com/index.php

Stevenage Underwater Photographic Society
Stevenage Underwater Photographic Society


Northern Underwater Photography Group
Northern Underwater Photography Group

NUPG - Next Meeting

Monday, 10th December 2012

The next meeting of the Northern Underwater Photographers takes place on Monday December 10th at the Gurkha Grill, West Didsbury, Manchester (map).

Annual round up best of 2012 competitions and a curry.

For further details about NUPG please visit www.nupg.org.uk


Ocean Views Competition

Tuesday, 18th December 2012

The 2012-2013 Ocean Views contest is calling for entries. The contest, hosted this year by Alert Diver, Nature's Best Photography and Wetpixel, is offering photographers the chance to win a Grand Prize of two live-aboard dive holidays, one on the Thailand Aggressor, and the other on the Carib Dancer. In addition, there are many other significant prizes for those in the competition's placings, including great dive holidays and shiny scuba gear. All the winning images will also be published in upcoming editions of both Nature's Best Photography and Alert Diver magazines as well as on Wetpixel. The contest is open at all, with no specific categories, but with prizes for the top 12 placings and 5 honorable mentions. Entries may be of life below, above or around the ocean's surface and for a one-off $25 US entry fee, you can submit up to 20 images.

Full rules and procedures are listed on the Nature's Best Photography website.

Nature's Best Photography
Nature's Best Photography


BSoUP Website Home Page

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, 19th December 2012

The Annual General Meeting will take place on Wednesday 19th December 2012 at 7.30 for 8.00 p.m. at the Holland Club, Sherfield Building, Imperial College, London, SW7. See Directions.

The Agenda.doc and Committee List.doc (also available as Agenda.pdf and Committee List.pdf) have been e-mailed to all BSoUP members. If you did not receive your copies you may download them by clicking on the links above.

The Minutes of the AGM 2011 and Accounts will be e-mailed before the meeting.


Walk on the Wild Side

Sensation Dundee Science Centre

Until 17 February 2013

After a successful summer at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, the 2020VISION exhibition has moved to Dundee where it will be situated on the piazza outside Sensation Dundee Science Centre from now until 17 February 2013.

Comprising a high quality large-format Street Gallery with accessible and thought-provoking caption texts and quotes and of course, the very best images from the 2020VISION collection.

Designed for pedestrianised city centre squares, cultural quarters, promenades etc. the roadshow will be on tour over a period of at least 3 years (2012-2015) across Scotland, England and Wales.

2020VISION is a collaborative project, working alongside many partners, such as Scottish Natural Heritage and Nature Picture Library, to tell this vital story.ïTo find out more about the project visit www.2020v.org

2020VISION Roadshow
2020VISION Roadshow


Oasis International Competition of Nature Photography
Oasis International Competition of Nature Photography

Oasis International Competition of Nature Photography

Deadline: 25 December, 2012.

Registration is now open to participate in the new edition of nature photography competition Oasis Photo Contest 2012, run by Oasis Italian Magazine and AITN (Italian association of nature tourism) 

The ten best images of each section will receive a prize. We're offering a total of 30,000 euros in prizes, which consist of cash prizes, trips, and photographic equipment. The absolute  winner of the contest will receive 2,000 euros, a trip to Europe and a trophy (sculpted in bronze by Italian artist Michele Vitaloni). The winners of each category will receive a prize of 500 euros.

There are ten different sections to which photographers can submit their works - Landscapes, Mammals, Birds, All the other animals, Portfolio, Underwater, People, Plant World, Pets, Shooting Techniques, Baby (for children under the age of 14), Junior (for kids who are not yet 18)

The jury is being headed by notorious Italian TV host Mario Tozzi, L'Espresso magazine's art director Tiziana Faraoni, accomplished French wildlife photographers Michel and Christine Denis Huot. Other members of the jury include Jago Corazza, Sergio Pitamitz, Egidio Trainito, Anca Mara and Christian Ricci.

In addition, the most beautiful images will be published in our catalog and will also become part of Oasis Photo Contest's exhibition tour in Italy in 2013. For more information and for registration go to the official website of the competition.


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