Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Ocean Art Underwater Photography Competition Announced, $63,000 in Prizes to be Awarded

The Underwater Photography Guide is pleased to announce that the prestigious Ocean Art Underwater Photography Competition 2010 will be accepting images between Aug 1st and Nov 14th 2010. There are over $63,000 worth of liveaboard and scuba diving resort packages as prizes.

Marina Del Rey, CA (PRWEB) August 9, 2010 - The Underwater Photography Guide is proud to announce it is accepting entries for the first annual Ocean Art Photography Competition 2010.

There are over $63,000 worth of prizes including over 25 liveaboard and scuba diving resort packages, dive equipment and much more. Grand prizes include 12 days on the Arenui boutique liveaboard, 9 days on the Solmar V, and 18 nights in Papua New Guinea including a stay on the Febrina. This is one of the largest underwater photography competitions held in terms of prizes.

The competition has 11 categories, including a Novice dSLR category, and 3 compact camera categories – giving underwater photographers of all levels a chance to win a great prize. Unique categories include Supermacro, Nudibranchs, and Divers / Fashion – a category that will allow pool shots. The more traditional categories include Wide-angle, Macro, Marine Life Portraits and Marine Life Behavior.

Winners from each category will be awarded a fantastic resort or liveaboard package. Winners will be able to rank the prizes they would like to receive, which means they are more likely to end up with a prize that they want.

Judges include world-renowned underwater photographers Martin Edge, Marty Snyderman, Chris Newbert, and Bonnie Pelnar. Martin Edge is the author of “The Underwater Photographer”, a top-selling book on underwater photography. Chris Newbert is the author of “Within a Rainbowed Sea”, a book selected by the White House as an official Presidential Gift of State. Marty Snyderman has won an Emmy, and has been published in dozens of top publications such as National Geographic Magazine. Bonnie Pelnar has been published in numerous diving and travel magazines.

Photos must be submitted before the November 14th 2010 deadline.

We look forward to your participation. Information can be found on our Ocean Art Competition page at www.uwphotographyguide.com/underwater-photo-contest.

About UWPhotographyGuide.com
UWPhotographyGuide.com is a website and online magazine dedicated to helping underwater photographers and scuba divers learn and improve their underwater photography. For more information, visit www.uwphotographyguide.com.

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