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First-ever Ocean Underwater Art Photo competition announced

( – The Underwater Photography Guide is proud to announce its first annual Ocean Art Photographic Competition. 

There are over $62,000 worth of prizes including over 25 liveaboard and resort packages, dive equipment and much more. Special prizes are 12 days on the Arenui boutique liveaboard, 9 days on the Solmar V liveaboard, 18 nights in Papua New Guinea including a stay on the Febrina liveaboard, a trip for 2 on the SMY Ondina, and a 9 day trip on the Manthiri Maldives. This is one of the largest underwater photography competitions ever to be held in terms of prizes.

The competition has 11 categories, including a Novice dSLR category, and 3 compact camera categories – giving photographers of all levels a chance to win a great prize. Unique categories include Sharks, Nudibranchs, and Divers / Fashion – a category that will allow pool shots. Other categories include Wide-angle, Macro, Supermacro and Marine Life Behavior.

1st, 2nd and some 3rd place winners from each category will win a fantastic resort or liveaboard package. Winners will be able to choose their own prize, which means they are more likely to end up with a prize that they want.

Judges include world-renowned underwater photographers Martin Edge, Marty Snyderman, Chris Newbert, and Bonnie Pelnar.

Photos must be submitted before the November 14th 2010 deadline.

We look forward to your participation. Information can be found on our Ocean Art Competition page.

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