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Oyster Diving, Sponsors of BIUPC 2017

Diver Magazine - Sponsor of the Annual Beginners Portfolio Competition and the BSoUP/DIVER Print Competition

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The British Splash-in Championship - 2008

Organised by the British Society of Underwater Photographers in association with the National Marine Aquarium 

The Mount Batten Centre and the National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth, Devon, 12 July

Print Competition

 

This year's event took place on Saturday 12th July at the Mount Batten Centre and the National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth. All underwater photographers were invited to submit prints in four categories for trophies, some fantastic prizes and personal awards. A total of 139 prints were submited.

The presentation of entries, the judging and announcement of the winners took place in the National Marine Aquarium, following a buffet.

 

Splash-in Winners

People Pics


British and Irish Prints

Pike by Robert Cuss
Pike by Robert Cuss

Ocean Optics Trophy, a £250 voucher to spend at Ocean Optics Ltd, a year's family membership to the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth and 'Sea life in focus: A memoir' by Douglas P. Wilson

Seal by Robert Bailey
Seal by Robert Bailey

'Sea life in focus: A memoir' by Douglas P. Wilson


Overseas Prints

Wreck by Julie Forrest

Wreck by Julie Forrest

Cameras Underwater Overseas Print Trophy, a £250 voucher to spend at Cameras Underwater, a year's family membership to the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth and 'Sea life in focus: A memoir' by Douglas P. Wilson

Humpback whale and calf by Cathy Lewis

Humpback whale and calf by Cathy Lewis

'Sea life in focus: A memoir' by Douglas P. Wilson


Advanced British and Irish Prints

Diver reflection in dome by Trevor Rees

Diver reflection in dome by Trevor Rees

Alan James Photography Print Trophy, an Olympus SP-570 UZ camera from Olympus UK, a year's family membership to the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth and 'Sea life in focus: A memoir' by Douglas P. Wilson

Seahorse by Derek Haslam

Seahorse by Derek Haslam

'Sea life in focus: A memoir' by Douglas P. Wilson


Advanced Oversea Prints

Blenny by Neil Rosewarn

Blenny by Neil Rosewarn

Mike’s Dive Stores Overseas Print Trophy, a £250 voucher to spend at Mike’s Dive Stores, a year's family membership to the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth and 'Sea life in focus: A memoir' by Douglas P. Wilson

Mantid shrimp by Mark Thomas

Mantid shrimp by Mark Thomas

'Sea life in focus: A memoir' by Douglas P. Wilson


Wildlife Trusts Selection

The best British print as judged by the Wildlife Trusts' staff

Corkwing wrasse by Sally Sharrock

Corkwing wraase by Sally Sharrock
Winner

Wildlife Trusts Trophy
Membership of the Wildlife Trusts
'Unnatural History of the sea' by Prof. Callum Roberts

Spider crabs by Dave Peake

Spider crabs by Dave Peake
Second

Seal by Arthur Kingdon

Seal by Arthur Kingdon
Third


Grand prize for the Best Print

The best shot taken on the day was judged by an independant panel comprising Alan James, Paul Cox and Emma Wright

Pike by Robert Cuss

Pike in Reeds by Robert Cuss
Winner

A Red Sea Eco Village diving holiday donated by Oonasdivers
'Wyland: Visions of the Sea', donated by the National Marine Aquarium

Tompot blenny by Derek Haslam

Tompot blenny by Derek Haslam

Second

Porcelain crab by Paul Morgan

Porcelain crab by Paul Morgan

Third


Splash-in Winners : People Pics

BSoUP extends its thanks to Tony Backhurst Scuba, the National Marine Aquarium, Olympus UK, A.P Valves, Constable and Robinson, Dorling Kindersley, Mike’s Dive Stores, Oonasdivers, Mrs Hestor Davenport and Ocean Visions for sponsorship.

BSoUP also extend its thanks to Alan James Photography, AP Valves, Cameras Underwater, Mike’s Dive Stores, Ocean Optics Ltd, Ocean Visions and Sport Diver who have each provided trophies for the BSoUP annual Splash-in competition.

BSoUP thanks the judges of the Prints Competition Alan James, Paul Cox and Emma Wright.

BSoUP is grateful to all those members and their guests who helped to make the event such a success. First and foremost Martha Tressler, Anthony Holley and JP Trenque helped by Keith Lyall, Jo Horrocks, Jan Maloney, Rob Kemp, Martin Davies, Maria Munn, Dave Peake, Brian Pitkin and Sally Sharrock.


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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