The Los Angeles Underwater Photographic Society announces the 46th Annual International Underwater Photographic Competition. This year the oldest and one of the largest contests of its kind offers seven categories, five still and two video which amateur photographers may enter. Prizes include live-aboard/land-based vacations, diving/photo equipment, and much more. The deadline for receipt of entries is September 19, 2008. Visit our website www.LAUPS.org for competition guidelines, rules and entry form.
Invaluable support had been provided by the Los Angeles Natural History Museum, Weldon Color Labs, Thermostatic Industries (TMO) and Post + Beam. Best of Show and first place awards have included live-aboard/land-based vacations and photo equipment from such sponsors as Backscatter, Bilikiki Cruises Ltd., Club Cantamar, Explorer Expeditions, Lagoon Resort Fji, Lembeh Resort, Manta Ray Bay Resort & Yap Divers, Mike Ball Diving , Nai’a - Fiji, Nautilus Explorer and Uncommon Adventures.
Additional prizes are awarded to 4th place in each category and have included a valuable array of SCUBA and photo equipment donated from key sponsors including Andy Sallmon Photography, DAN, Diversitea, DUI, H2O Photo Pros, Hollywood Divers, Ikelite, JMJ Wetsuits, Jujee Beads Sea Life Jewelry, Peace Dive Boat & Scuba Center, Pelican Products, Reef Photo & Video, Spectre Dive Boat, Sub Aquatic Camera Repair, Submersible Systems, Torgny Nautical Jewelry, Ultralight Control Systems, Wetpixel & Wetpixel Quarterly and Woody Mayhew for Nexus.