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BSoUP's Splash-in Competition 2006

Mount Batten Centre, Plymouth, Ist July

by Brian Pitkin

 

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This year's event took place on Saturday 1st July at the The Mount Batten Centre, Plymouth. All underwater photographers were invited to participate either by entering prints taken prior to the event or slides and digital images taken 'On the Day' to compete for the trophies, some fantastic prizes and personal awards.

A total of 134 prints were submitted in advance in the British (56) and Open (78) class and these were displayed at the National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth from 10 June and at the Mount Batten Centre, Plymouth on the day.

A total of 42 underwater photographers participated in the 'On the Day' competition - 15 film and 27 digital.


Film wide-angle results

Diver in wreck by Martin Davies Wreck by Peter Ladell Diver & wreck by Martin Davies

Diver in wreck
by Martin Davies
1st Film Wide-angle

Wreck
by Peter Ladell
2nd Film Wide-angle

Diver and wreck
by Martin Davies
3rd Film Wide-angle

Martin Davies received the Greenaway Marine Trophy and a YS25 Strobe donated by Sea and Sea. Peter Ladell received a copy of Art of Diving donated by Ultimate Sports.


Film close-up results

Great scallop by Jan Maloney
Tompot by Lesley Maw
Cuttlefish by Tom Cown

Great scallop
by Jan Maloney
1st Film Close-up

Tompot
by Lesley Maw
2nd Film Close-up
Cuttlefish
by Tom Cowan
3rd Film Close-up

Jan Maloney received the BSoUP Trophy, £100 and a year's subscription to Dive Magazine donated by Dive. Lesley Maw received a copy of Dive the Ultimate Guide donated by Ultimate Sports.


Humour/Creative results

Cat in a wine glass by Tony Baskeyfield Urchin with sunglasses by Trevor Rees  Any time, any place, any where by Jane Morgan
Cat in a bowl
by Tony Baskeyfield
1st Creative/Humour

Urchin
by Trevor Rees
2nd Creative/Humour

Any time, any place, any where
by Jane Morgan
3rd Creative/Humour

Tony Baskeyfield received the AP Valves Trophy and a Buddy jacket kindly donated by A P Valves.


British prints results

Duck diving by Simon Brown Seal By Len Deeley Seal by Alan James

Duck diving
by Simon Brown
1st British Prints

Seal
by Len Deeley
2nd British Prints

Seal
by Alan James
3rd British Prints

Simon Brown, who was not present at the event, will receive the Ocean Optics Trophy, a £250 voucher to spend at Ocean Optics Ltd and a year's family membership to the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth. Len Deeley will receive Dive the Ultimate Guide donated by Ultimate Sports.


Overseas prints results

Hawksbill Turtle by Charles Hood

Grouper

Sting rays by Alex Mustard
Hawksbill turtle
by Charles Hood
1st Open Prints
Grouper
by Kevin Cullimore
2nd Open Prints

Sting rays
by Alex Mustard
3rd Open Prints

Charles Hood, who was not present at the event will receive the Alan James Photography Print Trophy, a £250 voucher to spend at Cameras Underwater, and a year's family membership to the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth. Kevin Cullimore will receive Dive the Ultimate Guide donated by Ultimate Sports


Digital close-up results

Lobster by Alan James Flatworm by Jan Davies Corkwing wrasse by Alan James

Lobster
by Alan James
First Digital Close-up

Flat worm
by Jan Davis
Second Digital Close-up

Corkwing wrasse
by Alan James
Third Digital Close-up

Alan James received the Image Centre Trophy and a day's tuition from Martin Edge. Jan Davies received Art of Diving donated by Ultimate Sports.


Digital wide-angle results

Ascending anchor line by Trevor Rees Spider crab by Tony Baskeyfield Starfish on boring sponge by Jan Davis

Ascending anchor line
by Trevor Rees
First Digital Wide-angle

Spider crab
by Tony Baskeyfield
Second Digital Wide-angle

Starfish on boring sponge
by Jan Davis
Third Digital Wide-angle

Trevor Rees received a Trophy and a £125 voucher to spend at Alan James Photography. Tony Baskeyfield received Art of Diving donated by Ultimate Sports.


Grand Prize for the best film or digital image taken On the Day

The best shot taken on the day was judged by a panel comprising Kelvin Boot, Director of the National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth; John Boyle, freelance videographer; and Colin Doeg, co-founder of BSoUP [standing in for Tony Backhurst].

The judges short-listed three images from which to make their final choice of the overall winner
.

Diver in wreck by Dave Peake
Diver in wreck
by Dave Peake

Lobster by Alan James
Lobster
by Alan James
Winner of the Grand prize

Flatworm by Jan Davies
Flat worm
by Jan Davis

Alan's image of a lobster was judged as the best shot taken on the day. Alan received a fabulous one week liveaboard holiday in the Red Sea generously donated by Tony Backhurst Scuba.

Alan James receiving his tropy and prize from Colin Doeg
Alan James receiving his Grand Trophy
and prize from Colin Doeg


The Grand Trophy and prize for the best image on the day was presented by Colin Doeg. All other trophies and prizes were awarded by the Society's President, Brian Pitkin. Personal awards were made to the first and second in each category, except the combined creative/humour category.

BSoUP extends its thanks to Tony Backhurst Scuba, the National Marine Aquarium, Canon UK, Ocean Optics Ltd, Cameras Underwater, Alan James Photography, A P Valves, Ultimate Sports, Sea and Sea. Ultimate Sports, Martin Edge and Dive Magazine for sponsorship.

In addition to our sponsors who have provided prizes, BSoUP is grateful to the National Marine Aquarium charity for the running costs of the print competition and by Canon UK for the cost of mounting the prints to be displayed at the Aquarium.

BSoUP also extend its thanks to Alan James Photography, AP Valves, Greenaway Marine, Ocean Optics Ltd, and The Image Centre who have each provided trophies for the BSoUP annual Splash-In competition.

BSoUP is grateful to all those members and their guests who helped to make the event such a success. First and foremost Gill McDonald, without whom the event would not have been the huge success it was. Gill was helped considerably by Lesley Maw, Jan Maloney, Linda and Brian Pitkin, Martin Davies (film projection), JP Trenque (all things digital) and last but by no means least Jane Morgan, who did a fantastic job in organising prizes.

BSoUP also thanks Gill McDonald who opened, sorted and logged every one of those 134 entries, Gill, Anthony Holley, Jane Morgan and JP Trenque who gave up a Saturday evening to prepare the prints for display, Anthony who accompanied Martha Tressler to Plymouth to set up the display and Dave Peake (our 'man in Plymouth') who helped set up the display, kept an eye on things throughout and took it all down at the end!  Also thanks to the Aquarium staff, in particular Emma Knapman, who helped with the set up, counted the votes and looked after things for the five weeks of the display.


BSoUP's Splash-in Competition Winners


Digital (overall and category winners)

2014 Overall Winner - Cathy Lewis Mankind in the Sea - Terry Griffiths Marine Life - Cathy Lewis
  Best Compact - Colin Whyte    
2013 Overall Winner - Dan Bolt Mankind in the Sea - Dan Bolt Marine Life - Alex Tatttersall
  Best Compact - Paula Bailey Reflections - Dan Bolt  
2012 Overall Winner - Tim Priest Mankind in the Sea - Charles Erb  
  Best Compact - Paula Bailey Crustacea - Rob White  
2011 Overall Winner - Dan Bolt Mankind in the Sea - Derek Haslam Abstract - Rob Cuss
    Marine Life - Dan Bolt  
  Best Compact - Colin Yule Compact - Mankind in the Sea - Martin Rishton Compact - Abstract - Mark Brooke
2010 Overall Winner - Charles Erb Close-up - Julie Kaye Animal Portraits - Cathy Lewis
    Wide-angle - Martin Davies  
2009   Close-up - Rick Ayrton Animal Portraits - Jim Garland
    Wide-angle - Neil Skilling  
2008   Close-up - Cathy Lewis Animal Portraits - Helen Wehner
    Wide-angle - Charles Erb  
2007   Wide-angle - Arthur Kingdon Fish - Alan James
    Close-up - Alan James  

Film & Digital (overall & category winners)

2006 Overall Winner - Dave Peake Film Wide-angle - Martin Davies Film Close-up - Jan Maloney
    Digital Wide-angle - Trevor Rees Digital Close-up - Alan James
2005   Film Wide-angle - Martin Davies Film Close-up - Jean Manson
    Digital Wide-angle - Charles Erb Digital Close-up - Charles Erb

Film (category winners)

2004 Macro - Cathy Lewis Wide-angle - Dave Peake Fish - Peter Ladell
2003 Macro - David Stevens Wide-angle - Dave Peake Fish - Peter Hewitt
2002 Macro - Ken Sullivan Wide-angle - Len Deeley Fish - Bill Hewitt
2001 Macro - Tom Cowan Wide-angle - Guy Middleton  

Film (overall winners, no categories)
  2000 Ken Sullivan 1991 Kevin Cullimore 1982 Peter Salmon
  1999 Derek Haslam 1990 Kevin Cullimore 1981 Warren Williams
  1998 Pat Morrisey 1989 Paul Clark 1980 David McBride
  1997 Peter Tatton 1988 Peter Rowlands 1979 Warren Williams
  1996 Linda Pitkin 1987 Warren Williams 1978 Dave Nance
  1995 Dave Nardini 1986 Peter Scoones 1977 Geoff Harwood
  1994 Dave Peake 1985 Kevin Cullimore 1976
  1993 Brian Pitkin 1984 Les Kemp 1975
  1992 John Souness 1983 Peter Hewitt 1974 Warren Williams

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