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Carpe Diem, Sponsors of BUIPC 2017

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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 - 2010

On the Day Competition

Organised by the British Society of Underwater Photographers

Mount Batten, Plymouth, Devon, 3 July

 

This year's event took place on Saturday 3rd July at Mount Batten, Plymouth. All underwater photographers were invited to participate 'On the Day' to compete for the trophies, some fantastic prizes and personal awards. A total of 45 underwater photographers participated in the 'On the Day' competition.

The presentation of entries, the judging and announcement of the winners took place in the Hotel Mount Batten, following a Buffet.


Sponsored by

Olympus
www.olympus.co.uk
Sport Diver
www.sportdiver.co.uk
AP Valves
www.apvalves.com
Ocean Visions
www.oceanvisions.co.uk
New Holland
www.newhollandpublishers.com



Grand Prize for the best image taken On the Day

The best image taken on the day was judged by an independant panel comprising Mark Evans, Gavin Parsons and Martin Parker.

 


Diver in wreck of the James Egan Layne by Charles Erb

Overall Winner: Diver in wreck of the James Eagan Layne by Charles Erb

Prize: A 7-day liveboard holiday for two in the Maldives (exclusive of flights and taxes) courtesy of Maldives Scuba Tours


Close-up

Image taken of an area A4 size or less

Shannies by Julie Kaye
Winner: Shannies by Julie Kaye

Sport Diver Trophy and an Olympus u Tough 8010 digital camera donated by Olympus UK

Cuttlefish by Robert Soames
Runner-up: Cuttlefish by Robert Soames

Dive Atlas of the World by Jack Jackson, donated by New Holland Publishers.


Animal Portraits

Image in which a fish or other marine animal is the main focus

Painted Goby by Cathy Lewis
Winnner: Painted Goby by Cathy Lewis

BSoUP Trophy and a u Tough 8010 marine camera courtesy of Olympus UK.

Spider Crab by Arthur Kingdon

Runner-up: Spider crab by Arthur Kingdon

Dive Atlas of the World by Jack Jackson, donated by New Holland Publishers.


Wide-angle

Image taken of an area greater than A4 size

Diver with underwater scooter in the wreck of the James Egan Layne by Martin Davies

Winner: Diver with underwater scooter in the wreck of the James Eagan Layne by Martin Davies

Alan James Digital Image Trophy and a u Tough 8010 marine camera courtesy of Olympus UK.

Diver by Robert Bailey
Runner-up: Diver by Robert Bailey

Dive Atlas of the World by Jack Jackson, donated by New Holland Publishers.


Humourous

Any form of image manipulation including composite images

Rockpooling by Derek Haslam

Rock pool by Derek Haslam

AP Valves Trophy and a Buddy BCD donated by AP Valves


Best Beginner

A beginner is defined as someone who has 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, BUIF, U/W Photographer of the Year, Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Marine Conservation Society etc.

CuckooWrasse by Daneil Taylor

Beginner Close-up and Overall Winning Beginner: Male Cuckoo Wrass by Daniel Taylor

Ocean Visions Trophy and either a canvas print of one of their images or a free place on a one day course run by Maria Munn and A copy of the book 'Underwater Photography for Compact Camera Users' by Maria Munn of Ocean Visions.

Male Cuckoo Wrasse in Kelp by ALison Mayor

Beginner Animal Portrait Winner: Male Cuckoo Wrasse in Kelp by Alison Mayor

A copy of the book 'Underwater Photography for Compact Camera Users' by Maria Munn, donated by Ocean Visions

Diver in wreck of the James Egan Layne by Richard Hobson

Beginner Wide-angle Winner: Diver in wreck of the James Egan Layne by Richard Hobson

A copy of the book 'Underwater Photography for Compact Camera Users' by Maria Munn, donated by Ocean Visions


BSoUP extends its thanks to Maldives Scuba Tours, Olympus UK, A.P Valves, Ocean Visions, Sport Diver, .

BSoUP also extend its thanks to Alan James Photography, Sport Diver and A.P Valves, who have each provided trophies for the competition.

BSoUP thanks Mark Evans, Gavin Parsons and Martin Parker for selecting the Overall Winner.

BSoUP is grateful to all those members and their guests who helped to make the event such a success.


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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