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#1 yahsemtough

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 05:17 PM

Press release on their site and it says images to follow by the end of June. www.uwimages.org

2010 UWimages Photography Competition

PRESS RELEASE: June 15, 2010
Underwater Images 2010
Photo/Video Competition-Final Results
BEST OF SHOW
Sponsored by The Walindi Plantation, and The MV FeBrina, PNG
Gianni Pecchiar, Trieste, Italy- Star & Ray

CONSERVATION CATEGORY
First: Drew Wohl, Congers, NY- Have You Saved a Reef Today? (video)
Second: Karel Bernard, Harjumaa, Estonia- Great Cormorant
Third: Thomas Haider, Vienna, Austria- Shark Lining
Honorable Mention: Jeffrey deGuzman, Manilla, Philippines- Octopus in Coke
Alessio Viora, Fontaneto d’Agogna, Italy- Dying Sunfish

VIDEO CATEGORY
First: Tobias Meinken, Girona, Spain- Meet Rooky
Second: Walter Marti, Mission Viejo, CA- Octopoda
Third: Steve Cohen, Annandale, VA- Whale Trails II

SHIPWRECKS CATEGORY
First: Uwe Schmolke, Hessen, Germany- Inside Umbria
Second: Jim Garland, Merseyside, UK- Emily
Third: Csaba Tokolyi, Budapest, Hungary- Poseidonia
Honorable Mention: Jim Garland, Merseyside, UK- Giannis D
Frederik Ehrenstrom, Gunnilse, Sweden- Ghost Ship & Diver

WIDE ANGLE NOVICE CATEGORY
First Place: Alison Vitsky, San Diego, CA- Monterey Afternoon
Second Place: Claudio Gazzaroli, Ascona, Switzerland- Shark Smile
Third Place: Phil Sokol, San Diego, CA- Sailfish Attack
Honorable Mention: George Vincent, Lewisville, TX- Brown Seasnake
Claudio Gazzaroli, Ascona, Switzerland- Under Ice

WIDE ANGLE OPEN CATEGORY
First Place: Esteban Tore, Malaga, Spain- Light at the End of the Tunnel
Second Place: Keri Wilk, Mississauga, Canada- Lily
Third Place: Eduardo Acevedo Fernandez, Los Reaelejos, Spain- Tortuga-Turtle Ocean
Honorable Mention: Michele Davino, Udine, Italy- Verzasca
Alessio Viora, Fontaneto d’Agogna, Italy- On the Move

MACRO/CLOSE-UP NOVICE CATEGORY
First Place: William Goodwin, Birmingham, AL-Peppermint Shrimp & Cardinalfish
Second Place: Debi Henshaw, Menorca, Spain- Cardinalfish
Third Place: Claudio Gazzaroli, Ascona, Switzerland- Coleman Shrimps
Honorable Mention: Paolo Isgro, Belluno, Italy- Shrimp on Snake Eel
Luc Rooman, Kieldrecht, Belgium- Ghost Lobster

MACRO/CLOSE-UP OPEN CATEGORY
First Place: Michele Davino, Udine, Italy- Girino
Second Place: Michele Davino, Udine, Italy- Pesce Volante
Third Place: Eduardo Acevedo Fernandez, Los Reaelejos, Spain- Multitude
Honorable Mention: Keri Wilk, Mississauga, Canada- Mantis
Nicholas Samaras, Thessaloniki, Greece- Jellyfish

MAJESTIC CATEGORY
First Place: George Vincent, Lewisville, TX- Manta Trifecta
Second: Phil Sokol, San Diego, CA- Celestial Jellies
Third: Dany Weinberg, Eilat, Israel- Red Army
Honorable Mention: Eduardo Acevedo Fernandez, Los Reaelejos, Spain- Sky
Debi Henshaw, Menorca, Spain- Reef Squid

TOGETHERNESS CATEGORY
First: Eduardo Acevedo Fernandez, Los Reaelejos, Spain- Face to Face
Second: Dany Weinberg, Eilat, Israel- Hitchhikers
Third: Alessio Viora, Fontaneto d’Agnogna, Italy- First Flight
Honorable Mention: Todd Mintz, Regina, Canada- Room with a View
Joao Paulo Krajewski, Sao Paulo, Brazil- Fish Tripod

DIVERS & MARINE LIFE
First: Esteban Tore, Malaga, Spain-Fragile Realm
Second: Rockford Draper, Plano, TX- Manta Workshop
Third: Steffen Binke, Mooroobool, Australia- Weedy Sea Dragon & Diver
Honorable Mention: Eduardo Acevedo Fernandez, Los Reaelejos, Spain- Model
Bruce Yates, Medina, WA- Sharks Converging

From the Director:
Thanks to all entrants, judges, and sponsors! Your participation is an integral part of this competition,
and is greatly appreciated. We received entries from 17 states in the United States and 25 different countries.
Competitions of this type share divers’ own visions of the underwater world, and serve to promote good
conservation practices. They also highlight some of the world’s best diving destinations.
Prizes were set before the judging according to their values and the number of entries in the respective
categories. Proceeds go to marine conservation, preservation, and scholarship purposes. This past year we
again sponsored former sea turtle fishermen from Baja, Mexico to attend the National and International Sea
Turtle Symposiums through ProPeninsula www.ProPeninsula.org where they learned about the conservation
of this endangered animal and took that information home to spread the word with their neighbors.
We are also continuing to support Mahonia Na Dari, a Nature Conservancy program for students in
Papua New Guinea, where they learn true conservation and preservation principles with hands-on experiences.
www.Mahonia.org Some former Mahonia students have since become scientists who are still diligently
working to conserve the world’s natural resources.
As we are all volunteers in these contests and they are just for fun, we hope everyone enjoyed our
friendly competition this year. I’ll be looking forward to your entries next year. Safe Diving and Shooting.
Sea Ya! Roger Roth, Founder/ Director
Todd Mintz
tmintz.com
all photographs posted © Todd C Mintz

#2 Scubamoose

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 07:31 AM

Congrats to all!! :)
A lot of familiar names!

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#3 Steve Williams

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 02:15 PM

Wow, that list looks like a Who's Who on Wetpixel. Congratulations all! :)

So which organization runs this contest? It doesn't really explain it on the link.

Wat to go folks!
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Posted 18 June 2010 - 09:19 AM

Any idea when these photos will be online for parusal.

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 10:05 AM

Any idea when these photos will be online for parusal.

Stew

PS Well done everyone


Stew,
They say the on the website that the images will be up "later in June"

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 10:09 AM

Wow, that list looks like a Who's Who on Wetpixel. Congratulations all! :notworthy:

So which organization runs this contest? It doesn't really explain it on the link.

Wat to go folks!
Steve



Steve,

The contest is sponsored by a nonprofit, uwimages.org, with a website of the same name. They have more info on the web site about their history.

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Posted 20 June 2010 - 10:19 PM

Many thanks :notworthy:
I am happy to be among the winners in this well recognized competition.

Congratulations to all other listed :)

Uwe Schmolke

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 10:18 AM

Wow, that list looks like a Who's Who on Wetpixel. Congratulations all! :notworthy:


Yep, lots of recognizable names there! Congrats to all the winners! While mine "only" got Honorable Mention (still a great honor!), my entry does have the distinction of "including" TWO Wetpixel members - myself as photographer and the subject (well, one of them), Wetpixel founder Eric Cheng! :)
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Posted 21 June 2010 - 02:43 PM

:notworthy: - thanks! Steve W "saw" me on Facebook right after I found out about this and knows exactly how excited I was...I am still in disbelief! This was my first 1st...and I can honestly say that I have now achieved more than I ever thought I would in this. Congrats to everyone, especially my friends (and fellow So California divers) Phil and Walter.

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 11:50 PM

Hi Everybody!

The gallery is now online, some really great shots there, I am happy a happy thrid placer in wrecks (big congrats, Uwe!). Btw, Frederik's Ghostship is a real beauty as well. And so are the others!

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 12:05 PM

Well... I didn't recognize Eric on the "Sharks Converging" shot :) ... but it did got a WOW out of me! A truly awesome picture Bruce - well done!

Cheers
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