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Underwater Iron Chef – Curacao to host photo contest with a twist

(DiverWire) Curaçao Tourism together with Dive Photo Guide have announced an underwater photo contest that’s just a bit different. In an effort to determine the Dive Photo Guide Photographer of the Year, the island of Curacao is hosting a unique contest.

According to Dive Photo Guide officials, “We’ve cranked it up a notch this year and have added an exciting event to determine the Photographer of the Year.  We will be sending three talented Monthly Contest winners from the past two years, from the North American region, to compete in a very unique shootout. These three participants will be on a one-week assignment for the Curaçao Tourism Board. They will be flown to the beautiful island of Curaçao, paid $1000 each, put up in the luxurious Lions Dive Resort, and provided all the diving they need to shoot images of five different themes that capture the spirit of Curaçao

As a top Caribbean dive destination, Curaçao is the perfect battleground. With endless photo opportunities, the competitors will be able to show off their true talents.

At the end of the week, the contestants will then submit their five best images in each category to a panel of judges comprised of underwater photographers and Curaçao’s marketing department. The winner with the best portfolio will be crowned the Underwater Photographer of the Year and their images will be shown worldwide as part of Curaçao’s new advertising campaign.

But, wait, there’s a twist!

The three contestants will not only be competing against each other, but also against a world-renowned professional underwater photographer – a master of the craft. In order to be crowned Underwater Photographer of the Year, contestants must not only beat their peers, but also one of the most successful underwater photography competitors of all time – Keri Wilk!

It’s the Iron Chef of underwater photography! The battleground is Curaçao.  Will one of the challengers win, or will the master reign supreme. Stay tuned!

For more details, go to Dive Photo Guide

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