The 2012 Cairns Underwater Film and Photo Competition is now calling for entries. The competition, part of the Cairns Underwater Festival, features entry categories including: Wide-angle nature, macro, diver in harmony with the reef, creative, young photographer, compact wide-angle and compact macro. In addition, there is an entry category for short films. The festival is volunteer-run and donates the proceeds of the vent to local environmental charities.
For full details please see the Cairns Underwater Film Festival site and the deadline for entries is 25th July 2012.
Cairns Underwater Film and Photo Competition with $45,000 prize pool opens to entries.
Cairns Underwater Film Festival Launch Their Film and Photo Competition for 2012. Over $45,000 in prizes to be won for imagery taken underwater in the Coral Sea and Great Barrier Reef.
Cairns Underwater Film Festival (CUFF) are launching their 2012 photo and film competition today.
The photo competition offers categories to appeal to all underwater photographers: Wide Angle Nature, Macro, Diver in Harmony with the Reef, Creative and Young Photographer. In addition this year there are two dedicated compact camera categories: Wide Angle and Macro and the short film category. An additional award will be given for the image judged ‘Best in show’.
Cairns Underwater Film Festival is a volutneer run, not for profit giving back to the local community, last year we donated over $7000 to the Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre (CTRC) and Minke Whale research last year. Money raised from ticket sales, competition entries and raffles all contribute to the money CUFF is able to donate at the end of each festival.
Cairns Underwater Film Festival is now in its 6th successive year. The prize pool is thanks to generous local and international sponsors, who contribute to make the festival what it is.
Cairns Underwater Film Festival is all about celebrating the underwater world and getting out there, enjoying it, minimizing our impact and preserving it for future.
For more information please visit the Cairns Underwater Film Festival website.