Deadlines quickly approaching for International UW Photo Contests
The deadline for the first major international underwater photo and video competitions of the new decade is January 15th. Your entries must be submitted by the deadline date in order to compete for over $80,000 in valuable prizes, and the recognition as being one of the best in the world.
There are categories for photographers of all levels, from novice to professionals.
You can compete in 14 still image categories and 2 video categories across the competition series.
For those new to the competition series – the Our World Underwater competition and DEEP Indonesia competition are distinctly separate competitions, but part of a unique series hosted by DivePhotoGuide and Wetpixel.
While the underwater photography and video competition series celebrates its 5 year anniversary, the Our World Underwater show is now in its 40th year and one of the largest consumer scuba diving expos in the US. DEEP Indonesia is the first and only scuba diving and water sports expo in Indonesia, one of the most bio-diverse marine ecosystems in the world.
A complete list of sponsors, prizes and competition guidelines can be found in the competitions section of this website. ** Deadline for submissions Jan 15, 2010 **
Winners for each respective competition will be announced live on stage at either the Our World Underwater film festival in Chicago (February 19 – 21, 2010), or at DEEP Indonesia in Jakarta (March 27 – 29, 2010), and will be published by supporting media partners worldwide. Winning videos will be broadcast via The Underwater Channel, and podcast as episodes of the iTunes-featured DiveFilm Podcast Video and DiveFilm High Definition Podcast Video
As with all UnderwaterCompetition.com events, 15% of entry proceeds will be donated to marine conservation efforts.