Wetpixel and DivePhotoGuide has announced the call for entries for the Our World Underwater and DEEP Indonesia competitions. The two competitions will run simultaneously, with prizes being awarded live on stage at the Our World Underwater film festival in Chicago (February 18-20, 2011), and exhibited at DEEP Indonesia in Jakarta (March 31 – April 3, 2011). The winning video entries will be podcast via the iTunes Divefilm HD channel.
Full details of both competitions are available at UnderwaterCompetition.com and the deadline for entries for both competitions is 17 January 2011.
NEW YORK, NY (Nov 1, 2010) – One of the largest, most prestigious and unique series of international underwater photo & video competitions kicks off its 6th anniversary this year with over $120,000 in world class prizes. Often referred to as the “Super Bowl” of underwater imagery events, the Our World Underwater and DEEP Indonesia competitions truly showcase the art of underwater imagery from across the globe while celebrating the beauty, mystery and delicacy of the oceans.
The competitions offer categories for all levels, from novice to commercial photographers, and everyone in between. Our World Underwater focuses on technical categories, while DEEP Indonesia offers themed categories. Combined, the series represents the largest underwater imagery event globally.The competition is heavily supported by the dive industry and has a dedicated website at UnderwaterCompetition.com.
The series is held in association with two leading scuba diving expos on opposite sides of the world, simultaneously - Our World Underwater, one of the largest diving expos in the US, and DEEP Indonesia, the first and only scuba diving and watersports expo in Indonesia.
Prizes include nearly 40 trips to some of the best dive resorts and live aboards in the world, underwater photo and video equipment, and scuba diving gear. In addition, this year the Best of Show winner will receive $1,000 cash to go along with his or her dive trip. A complete list of sponsors, prizes and competition guidelines are listed on the competition detail pages: Our World Underwater & DEEP Indonesia.
Esteemed judges include leading professional underwater photographers, cinematographers and magazine editors will select winners after the Jan 17, 2011 deadline. Winners for each respective competition will be announced live on stage at the Our World Underwater film festival in Chicago (February 18-20, 2011), and exhibited at DEEP Indonesia in Jakarta (March 31 – April 3, 2011), and will be published by supporting media partners worldwide. Winning videos will be podcast as episodes of the iTunes-featured DiveFilm High Definition Podcast.
As with all UnderwaterCompetition.com events, 15% of entry proceeds will be donated to marine conservation efforts.