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The British Underwater Photography Championship 2011

On the Day Competition

Organised by the British Society of Underwater Photographers

Mount Batten, Plymouth, Devon, 9th July 2011

Rules 2011

Winners Slideshow 2011

Judges Report 2011

Winners 2010

Olympus
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Sport Diver
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AP Valves
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Ocean Visions
www.oceanvisions.co.uk
Wildlife Trusts - Sponsors of BSoUP Splash-in 2008 and BSoUP/DIVER Print Competition 2009, 2010, 2011

The annual British Underwater Photography Championship 2011 was held on Saturday 9th July at Mount Batten, Plymouth.

A total of 53 underwater photographers registered on Friday evening at the Hotel Mount Batten to participate. Each had from midnight until 6.30 p.m. on Saturday to take underwater photographs in the Plymouth area in four categories - Marine Life, Mankind in the Sea, Abstract and Humorous.

A few competitors failed to submit images for judging due in no small way to the poor visibility experienced or a technical fault with their camera system, but the majorty between them subbmitted over 100 images for the judging.

In all but the Humorous category, the images were judged by a panel comprising Alex Mustard (one of the world's foremost underwater photographers and a member of the BSoUP Committee as well as Associate Editor of Wetpixel), Peter Rowlands (Editor of the FREE online magazine UwP) and Neil Hope (Picture Editor of the Western Morning News, Plymouth, and a regular contributer to diving publication).

Following a buffet, served in the Hotel Mount Batten, the competitors, judges and supporters moved to the nearby Mount Batten Centre for the slide show and presentation of awards and trophies.

To kick off the show the audience present were invited to judge the Humorous category and then all of the submitted images in the three Main Categories were projected anonymously by category. The winning shot was taken by Annette Millar. Annette won the AP Valve Trophy, a Buddy BC plus Mark Caney's book Dolphin Way.

After a 25 minute break Alex Mustard, as chair of the panel of judges, explained the methodology used to select the winning images.

 


Overall Winner
Dan Bolt
Starfish
Dan Bolt
Dan Bolt with the BSoUP Trophy
Dan Bolt
Dan Bolt with the Sport Diver Trophy

The overall winner of this year's competition was Dan Bolt from Devon. His split-level image of a starfish taken in a rock pool at dawn was also the winner of the Marine Life category.

Dan won the grand prize of a 7-day live-aboard holiday for two in the Maldives (exclusive of flights and taxes) courtesy of Maldives Scuba Tours and the Sport Diver Trophy and an Olympus compact marine camera courtesy of Olympus UK, plus Mark Caney's book on Dolphin Way.

Marine Life - Runner-up

Tim Priest
Jewel anemones

Tim Priest
Tim Priest


The runner-up in the Marine Life category was Tim Priest for his image of jewel anemones. Tim won copy of Paul Naylor’s book Great British Marine Animals (3rd Edition), purchased in support of the Marine Conservation Society.3rd Edition), in support of the Marine Conservation Society


Mankind in the Sea - Winner

Derek Haslam
Diver in wreck
Derek Haslam
Derek Haslam


The winner of the Mankind in the Sea category was Derek Haslam for his image of a diver in a wreck. Derek won the Inon Trophy and an Olympus TG-810 marine camera courtesy of Olympus UK.

Mankind in the Sea - Runner-up

Cathy Lewsi
Diver
Cathy Lewis
Cathy Lewis

Cathy Lewis was the runner-up in the Mankind in the Sea category. Cathy won copy of Paul Naylor’s book Great British Marine Animals (3rd Edition), purchased in support of the Marine Conservation Society.

Theme Abstract - Winner

Rob Cuss
Sea fan
Rob Cuss
Rob Cuss


The winner of the Abstract category was Rob Cuss for his image of a sea fan. Rob won an Olympus TG-810 marine camera courtesy of Olympus UK.

Theme - Abstract - Runner-up

Jan Davies
Starfish detail
Jan Davies
Jan Davies

The runner-up in the Abstract category was Jan Davies for his close-up image of the spines on an urchin. Jan won copy of Paul Naylor’s book Great British Marine Animals (3rd Edition), purchased in support of the Marine Conservation Society.

Humorous - Winner

 

Annette Millar
Should have gone to Specsavers
Annette Millar
Annette Millar
The winning shot was taken by Annette Millar. Annette won the AP Valve Trophy, a Buddy BC plus Mark Caney's book Dolphin Way.

Compact Camera - Overall Winner and Marine Life Winner
Colin Yule
Tompot blenny
Colin Yule
Colin Yule with the Ocean Visions Trophy
Colin Yule
Colin Yule with a copy of Underwater Photography for Compact Camera Users

Colin Yule won the Compact Camera Marine Life and Overall Compact Camera category with his image of a Tompot Blenny. Colin won a choice of a canvas print of one of their images or a free place on a one-day course run by Maria Munn of Ocean Visions and a copy of the book ‘Underwater Photography for Compact Camera Users’ by Maria Munn, donated by Maria Munn

Compact Camera - Mankind in the Sea - Winner
Martin Rishton
Diver
Martin Rishton
Martin Rishton

Martin Rishton was the winner of the Compact Camera Mankind in the Sea category. Martin won a copy of the book ‘Underwater Photography for Compact Camera Users’ by Maria Munn, donated by Maria Munn.

Compact Camera - Theme - Abstract Winner
Mark Brooke
Urchin
Mark Brooke
Mark Brooke

Mark Brooke was the winner in the Compact Camera Abstract category. Mark won a copy of the book ‘Underwater Photography for Compact Camera Users’ by Maria Munn, donated by Maria Munn.

The Wildlife Trusts

Winner

Cathy Lewis
Spider crab in Snakelocks anemone
Cathy Lewis
The Wildlife Trusts winning choice was a snakelocks spider crab by Cathy Lewis. Cathy won The Wildlife Trust Trophy and a bag of TWT goodies.
Runner-up
Jan Davies Jan Davies
Jan Davies

The Wildlife Trusts chose Jan Davies' image as runner-up. Jan won a bag of goodies.


BSoUP extends its sincere thanks to all of the sponsors of this year's event who provided trophies and prizes, to the panel of judges - Alex Mustard, Peter Rowlands and Neil Hope, and to the Competion Team - Martin Davies, Martha Tressler, JP Trenque assisted on the day by Paul Morgan, Keith Lyall, Alison Mayor and Brian Pitkin.

A slideshow of all the winning images is now available.

BSoUP Members only may view all the entries as slideshows - Abstract, Marine Life, Mankind in the Sea, and Humour. Please login at the top right of this page and select Slideshow Archive from the Members Menu.

Next year's event will take place on Saturday 14th July 2012 at Mount Batten.


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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