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#1 rschrager

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 07:21 AM

Beneath The Sea is pleased to announce and congratulate the winners of the BTS 2012 International Imaging Competition.

The BTS International Imaging Competition is open to underwater photographers and videographers throughout the world. Beneath The Sea is a federally tax-exempt (501©(3)) organization incorporated as not-for-profit in the State of New York and all proceeds from the Imaging Competition go to further BTS’s goals to (1) provide continuing education to the recreational diver community, (2) educate the public in the benefits of protecting the ocean environment and (3) support ocean and environment related projects and charities. A special thanks to our 2012 contributors who are listed at http://bit.ly/GDKe7h

Best-In-Show Prize (Photo): The David Doubilet Award for Excellence in Underwater Photography.
HAIRY
DANIEL SELMECZI, Szolnok, Hungary

GENERAL:

1. CUTTLEFISH
DENNIS VANDERMEERSCH, Heule, Belgium

2. CUBAN CROC
DIEGO FORERO, Doral, FL

3. BASALTIC
EDUARDO ACEVEDO, Tenerife Spain

HON: GREEN TURTLE
EDUARDO ACEVEDO, Tenerife/ Spain

HON: THROUGH THE SARDINE TORNADO –
ALEXEY STOYDA , Moscow, Russia

MARINE LIFE

1. FAN OF BUMPHEAD PARROTFISH
CLARK MILLER, San Rafael, CA

2. HUMPBACK WHALE CALF
MICHENET FABIEN, Tahiti - French Polynesia

3. A COUPLE OF. . .
MASSIMO PUDDU, Torino, Italy

HON: MONO BATFISH
ROSS GUDGEON, Pottsville, Australia

HON: GROUP OF SEPIA'S
LUC ROOMAN, Belgium

MACRO
1. HARLQUIN SHRIMPS
BORUT FURLAN, Slovenia

2. CRYSTAL GOBY
BORUT FURLAN , Slovenia

3. DO YOU DARE
DAAN DELBARE, Belgium

UNDERWATER BEHAVIOR

1. SNOOT'S LOVERS
ADRIANO MORETTIN, Trieste Italy

2. MUTUAL AID
DOMENICO ROSCIGNO, Italy

3. CLEANING TIME
FILIP STAES, Belgium

HON: BLENNY FIGHT
TODD BRETL, Chicago IL

HON: MORAY DINNER
NOAM KORTLER, Eilat Israel

HON: FEEDING SPANISH MACKEREL
ALEX TATTERSALL, Dorset UK

CONSERVATION

1. THE ABANDONED NETS KILL AGAIN
MARCO CARACENI , Miglianico ITALY

2. THE TRAP
CLAUDIO STOPPATO, Ortona Italy

3. IN THE NAME OF SCIENCE
KAIDO HAAGEN, Estonia

HON: PRESSURES OF LOVE
GLORIA FREUND McLean VA

NOVICE/POINT & SHOOT

1. VIOLET DANCING
PULIDO OLIVIERO , Vicenza Italy

2. BLACK PEPPER AND CO.
PULIDO OLIVIERO, Vicenza Italy

3. TWINS ON AN URCHIN
LUCAS LOW, Singapore

HON: SHRIMP INSIDE A GRAND HALLWAY
DONNA GOODWIN, Birmingham Al

Best In Show Prize (Creative): The Jim Church Award for Excellence in Underwater Creative Imaging.
PAINTING
DAVIDE LOPRESTI, Portovenere - La Spezia, Italy

2. BLUE RIDERS ON THE STORM
DRAY VAN BEECK, The Netherlands

3. APOLLO
BRUNO VAN SAEN , BELGIUM

Best-In-Show Prize (Video): The Stan Waterman Award for Excellence in Underwater Videography.
EPICENTER
SIMON SPEAR, United Kingdom

2. LENS ON THE MALDIVES
MIKE BOOM, Oakland CA

3. OCEAN WORMS
WALTER MARTI, Mission Viejo CA

VIDEO SNAPSHOT

BON APPETIT!
ISTVAN SULYOK, Budapest Pest Megye Hungry

The winning images can be seen at the at the Beneath The Sea Film Festival on March 24 and will be posted in a day or two on www.BeneathTheSea.org

The 36th Annual Beneath The Sea Dive Exposition will take place March 23, 24, and 25, 2012 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center, Secaucus, New Jersey – 10 minutes from Manhattan. Further information can be found on Beneath The Sea's internet web site: http://www.BeneathTheSea.org

Bob Schrager

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 01:17 PM

Simon, Mike Boom and Walter Marti seem to enter everything; and they always win. Congrats to all of them. And congrats to the photo guys as well.
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 03:09 AM

LOL I don't always win Steve, but admittedly I have had a good run the last couple of years! :D

Congrats to all the winners!

Cheers, Simon

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 07:44 AM

Congratulations to everybody! :D

Is there any website where to see the images/videos?
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 09:37 AM

BTS will eventually put up the winning photos and videos on their website.
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