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#1 yahsemtough

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Posted 10 November 2008 - 05:13 AM

Way to go to all the Wetpixel members. A great showing and congrats to David Barrio on the Best of Show placing.

Well Done!

"44th Annual SEA International Underwater Photographic Competition organized by the Northern California Underwater Photographic Society! The judging has been held and a list of the results are on the NCUPS website at http://www.ncups.org/sea.html. It was an excellent competition and you should all be proud of your entries. The judges had a really tough time narrowing down the favorites to pick out the winners. The images and judging comments will be uploaded to the NCUPS website soon.
And the winners are…



ADVANCED



MACRO:

First Place: Csaba Tokolyi

Second Place: Keri Wilk

Third Place: Linda Cline

Honorable Mentions:

Istavan Juhasz

Cal Mero

Uwe Schmolke



WIDE ANGLE:

First Place: David Barrio

Second Place: Gary Brennand

Third Place: Keri Wilk

Honorable Mentions:

Alexey Stoyda

Todd Winner

Todd Winner



CALIFORNIA:

First Place: David Hinkel

Second Place: Chuck Tribolet

Third Place: Randy McMeins

Honorable Mentions:

Victor Zucker

Nancy Barnett

Nancy Barnett



CREATIVE:

First Place: Alexey Stoyda

Second Place: Sumer Verma

Third Place: Patti Baugh

Honorable Mentions:

David Hinkel

Patti Baugh



PRINT:

First Place: Brad Brown

Second Place: Keri Wilk

Third Place: Keri Wilk

Honorable Mentions:

Brad Brown

Nancy Barnett

Harry Andrews


NOVICE



MACRO:

First Place: Stephen Holinsky

Second Place: Kendra Karr

Third Place: Karen Kessel

Honorable Mention:

Rockford Draper



WIDE ANGLE:

First Place: Matt Weiss

Second Place: Stephen Holinski

Third Place: Rockford Draper

Honorable Mention:

Stephen Holinski



CREATIVE:

First Place: Stephen Holinski

Second Place: Stephen Holinski

Third Place: Stephen Holinski

Honorable Mention:

Rockford Draper



CALIFORNIA:

Combined with Advanced California.



PRINT:

Combined with Advanced Print.



ALL SKILL LEVELS



CONSERVATION:

First Place: Csaba Tokolyi

Second Place: Keri Wilk

Third Place: David Hinkel

Honorable Mention:

Istvan Juhasz



VIDEO:

First Place: Robert Williams

Second Place: Walter Marti

Third Place: Edward Snijders

Honorable Mention:

Edward Snijders
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#2 jimbo1946

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Posted 10 November 2008 - 12:07 PM

Congratulations to all the winner! NCUPS is a tough competition, so you've earned some praise!
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Posted 10 November 2008 - 04:34 PM

Congratulations to all the winner! NCUPS is a tough competition, so you've earned some praise!



Thanks Jim, and Mr Mintz up there also. I have always enjoyed both your images a great deal; especially the ones I was priveleged enough to see at the Smithsonian this summer (think I went 6 times in the end).

I've been a frequent reader here on wetpixel, and was hoping my first post would be in the criticism section when I finally got my photo's up on Flickr but it mind as well be here!

I just can't wait until I actually get to see which images of mine they liked! (and to see if that is indeed a typo on my name) Though I realize the Novice category isn't nearly as competitive as the Open category I was happy to do well in my first contest.

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 01:04 AM

And let's not forget the grand slam: Best of Show and winner of the Bob Commer Award of Excellence, David Barrio

Congrats to all!

Stephen H, thats a nice start to contesting, you "embraced" the category, well done!!!

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#5 yahsemtough

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 05:32 AM

Hey, cool another Canadian!

Novice could be even more competitive for all you know so do not discount your placing. It is a great accomplishment. Where in Alberta are you? I am next door in SK.

Thank you also for the compliment. Glad to hear you got to see the exhibit. I was not able to get down to see it this time but had some friends see it.

Congrats again,

Cheers

Todd

Thanks Jim, and Mr Mintz up there also. I have always enjoyed both your images a great deal; especially the ones I was priveleged enough to see at the Smithsonian this summer (think I went 6 times in the end).

I've been a frequent reader here on wetpixel, and was hoping my first post would be in the criticism section when I finally got my photo's up on Flickr but it mind as well be here!

I just can't wait until I actually get to see which images of mine they liked! (and to see if that is indeed a typo on my name) Though I realize the Novice category isn't nearly as competitive as the Open category I was happy to do well in my first contest.

Stephen Holinski
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Posted 14 November 2008 - 07:19 PM

Thanks for the kind words.

I am in Edmonton; always nice to see another Canadian from a landlocked province who enjoys underwaterphotography.

Cheers,

Stephen



Hey, cool another Canadian!

Novice could be even more competitive for all you know so do not discount your placing. It is a great accomplishment. Where in Alberta are you? I am next door in SK.

Thank you also for the compliment. Glad to hear you got to see the exhibit. I was not able to get down to see it this time but had some friends see it.

Congrats again,

Cheers

Todd


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Posted 14 November 2008 - 10:08 PM

Woo hoo! honourable mention!

I'm really chuffed by that as I know how competitive it is

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 05:30 AM

when will the pics be posted so we can see them? congrats to all. Scott
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Posted 16 November 2008 - 08:19 AM

Congratulations David and all!

We should get this on the front page. Once the pictures are up online I will do it.

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 10:44 AM

Congratulations to all the winners!

The winning images are now displayed on the NCUPS website http://www.ncups.org.

Again this year, the competition was very tough and the judges had their work cut out for them in picking the winners. The judges this year were Jason Bradley, Steve Rosenberg and Bruce Finocchio. Judging comments will be made available on the SEA 2008 page as soon as I write them up. But I will say that due to the high quality of images in the competition often it came down to the smallest detail in determining the winner over the places.

All entrants should be proud of their work!

Best regards,
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Posted 22 November 2008 - 12:14 PM

Congratulations to all. The advanced macro category is particularly stunning. I would have had a very hard time picking between the top three.
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Posted 22 November 2008 - 04:30 PM

Woohooo! High quality images all around everyone, good work!! :)

A big thanks has to go out to Kathy Mendes and all others involved with organizing this competition.
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Posted 22 November 2008 - 07:31 PM

Beautiful Images all, glad I didn't have to pick. Congrats folks!
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Posted 22 November 2008 - 10:53 PM

Congratulations to all. The advanced macro category is particularly stunning. I would have had a very hard time picking between the top three.


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Posted 25 November 2008 - 10:26 AM

Thank you everybody and congratulations to the rest of wetpixelers in there!!!! :) :monkey:

We (Luisa and I) feel very honoured by this award :P
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