Following the roaring success of the Layang Layang Photo Challenge in 2006, Layang Layang Island Resort gears itself up for the next installment July 17-23, 2007. The Layang Layang Underwater Digital Photo Shoot 2007 promises to be even more exciting with more attractive prizes to win. We will be expecting participants from 15 different countries with renowned underwater photographers such as Junji Takasago, Stephen Wong, Dr Kurt Svrcula, and Mike Veitch judging the competition. Throughout the event, participants will be able to get underwater photography tips from the best in the business with great diving in Malaysia’s man-made wonder.
This is an excellent opportunity for budding photographers to showcase their underwater shots and eventually, recognition in the field of underwater photography. All winning participants will have their pictures published in the post event write up in Asian Diver magazine. In addition, they will also stand a chance to win prizes worth US $30 000 from world class sponsors such as Nautica, Nikon, Oceanic, and dive trips to exotic locations.
Registrations are being accepted now through email. Categories for entry are Macro and Wide Angle. This will be a digital photography contest so all entries must be submitted in digital format.
Located at 300 kilometers off the coast of Sabah, Layang Layang is a coral atoll 14 sq. km in diameter jutting 2000 meters from the ocean depths. Its coral reefs is the home to one of the most diverse groups of marine life, from schooling hammerheads, barracuda, and fusiliers to nudibranchs, flatworms, and crustaceans. It is without a doubt Layang Layang is one of the most ideal locations for a photo shootout contest.
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