The Los Angeles Underwater Photographic Society (LAUPS) has announced that its annual International Underwater Photographic Competition is now open for entries. Now in its forty-ninth year, the contests offers six categories which only accept entries from amateur photographers, namely; macro, wide-angle, behavior, cold water, video raw and video edited. There is an open category for amateur and professional entrants. Prizes include live-aboard and land-based vacations, diving gear, photo equipment and much more.
The competition is accepting entries now, with an initial deadline of 17 September. There is a secondary deadline of 24 September for late entries, with an increased entry fee. Full details and competition rules are available on the LAUPS website.