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PRESTIGIOUS INTERNATIONALUNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO COMPETITION SERIES ANNOUNCE 2009 COMPETITIONS – OVER $75,000 IN PRIZES AND GLORY UP FOR GRABS

 

The "Superbowl" of International Underwater Image & Video Competitions Celebrates The Beauty, Mystery & Plight of The Oceans With Categories For All Levels From Novices To Professionals

 

New York, NY (Oct. 14, 2009) – Photographers of all levels will help celebrate the beauty, mystery and delicacy of the marine environment as the 4th annual international underwater photography and video competition series hosted by UnderwaterCompetition.com kicks off this week. The competition has become the "Superbowl" of international underwater imagery competitions, with over $75,000 of world-class prizes, major industry involvement, and the opportunity to have your images showcased to the world as some of the best. Esteemed judges include leading professional underwater photographers, cinematographers and magazine editors from around the world.

 

FULL DETAILS HERE:

http://wetpixel.com/i.php/full/2009-intern...o-competitions/

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Eric, I guess I'm just missing it, but where in the rules or the upload form does it mention the categories? ;)

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Click into the rules and guidelines of a competition, and you'll see the categories...

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I need a seeing-eye dog who can also read. Thanks! ;)

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Hi -

 

Are there photo manipulation guidelines for the Novice category anywhere? (Nothing crazy - 10% crops, dodging/burning, that sort of thing.) I'm not seeing 'em...

 

Thanks a bunch -

 

Allison

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Nope! You can do what you'd like -- it's should be an unrestricted category. I'll check on the wording...

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I am trying to upload pics but keeps telling "Error, you must select a file..." which I have tried several times. Anyone else?

I guess is my fault for waiting until the last day!

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I am trying to upload pics but keeps telling "Error, you must select a file..." which I have tried several times. Anyone else?

I guess is my fault for waiting until the last day!

 

FWIW I tried just now and it worked fine. Note that if you do not put a location in you will get an error message. Are you able to browse to a file on your computer and select it? Sounds like you have since you tried several times, but figured I would put that out there, the file has to be selected as part of making an entry and if you try to submit an entry without a picture as part of the entry, could be the issue.

 

Hopefully Eric or some of the others from the contest can see what is happening.

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I am trying to upload pics but keeps telling "Error,

 

It seems you're not the only one that's getting error messages.

 

I've been able to upload the image from my hard drive, but after I enter all the information they're asking for, e.g. Title, Location, Shutter Speed, Aperture, etc, and hit the submit button, I get a message that says "There has been an error submitting your entry. You must submit your photo to at least one active competition"

 

I had told it earlier when I registered what competitions I was entering, then it asks again, Enter Photo in the Following Competitions but doesn't seem to have a space to enter it (unless it goes in the Title box)

 

If anyone has the fix to this situation, I've got my listening ears on. I'd like to enter at least one of my Indonesia pics! :blush:

 

Thanks.

 

Ellen

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It seems you're not the only one that's getting error messages.

 

I've been able to upload the image from my hard drive, but after I enter all the information they're asking for, e.g. Title, Location, Shutter Speed, Aperture, etc, and hit the submit button, I get a message that says "There has been an error submitting your entry. You must submit your photo to at least one active competition"

 

I had told it earlier when I registered what competitions I was entering, then it asks again, Enter Photo in the Following Competitions but doesn't seem to have a space to enter it (unless it goes in the Title box)

 

If anyone has the fix to this situation, I've got my listening ears on. I'd like to enter at least one of my Indonesia pics! :blush:

 

Thanks.

 

Ellen

 

Hello Ellen,

 

My pics were already lighter than 5 mb (4.8...) but I made them around 3 mb and was able to squeeze them.

 

Your error may be because you don´t tick the competition (and then category) prior to hit the upload button.

 

Good luck!

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My pics were already lighter than 5 mb (4.8...) but I made them around 3 mb and was able to squeeze them.

 

Your error may be because you don´t tick the competition (and then category) prior to hit the upload button.

 

 

That's good you were able to squeeze them in :blush:

 

In my case, I'm sure I checked the competition and category (Novice for me!) boxes before the upload page even appeared. Now, on the page where I'm uploading the image(s), there isn't even a place to check competitio/category.

 

I'll try again today.

 

Thanks.

 

Ellen

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I have passed on these queries - and hope to have some answers to share soon.

 

If there are system problems that stop you entering I am sure that provisions will be made to get your images into the competition.

 

Alex

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Glitches should all be fixed now. So get uploading.

 

Thanks Alex for taking care of these glitches promptly. I do appreciate it.

 

Ellen

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I had absolutely no problems (well, except for entering the f-stop which only let you put in 2 characters so I shot with an aperture of 56. :blush: ) But I let Jason know and he fixed it.

 

I told him that it was so easy to enter. What a great website. It was a snap for technologically challenged people like me.

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In my case, I'm sure I checked the competition and category (Novice for me!) boxes

Thanks.

 

Ellen

 

Yup, novice for me too! :blush:

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In my case, I'm sure I checked the competition and category (Novice for me!) boxes

Thanks.

 

Ellen

 

 

Yup, novice for me too!

 

 

 

Cheaters!!! :blush::P

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The competition deadline was extended for 1 day due to the glitches. So you can still submit entries today!

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At 7 PM PST tonight (Jan 16), something happened to the upload page, and the only competition that appears as an option for submissions is DEEP. I though both competitions were extended until 11:59 PM PST on Jan 16. Is it just me?

EQ

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It seems to work for me, i get both competitions as options for upload. Try a shift-reload perhaps.

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Big huge thanks to cor, Alex, eric and/or whoever was responsible for fixing the glitch in the system.

 

I was finally able to upload my images :blush: thanks to the good folks at Wetpixel who were on top of the situation almost before I posted about the glitch.

 

It was nice to finally be given the opportunity to select the competitions and categories I wanted to enter instead of seeing no space to enter this information.

 

My images have been entered in the competition and I'm now keeping my fingers crossed that one of them will win a prize. OK, I admit I'm hoping I'll win one of these prizes: :P:(

 

Ellen

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And the waiting begins... :)

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And the waiting begins... ;)

 

tikk-takk-tikk-takk ;)

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