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Cuba to host the 2013 Underwater Photography World ChampionshipDecember 2, 2011 - 12:28 pm
Another international event will take place in Cuba in 2012

The Cuban News Agency (ACN) announced that the next CMAS Underwater Photography World Championship will be held in Cuba in 2013. An International Competition of Underwater Photography would also be hosted by the Carribean nation in 2012.

The announcement was made by Jose Miguel Diaz, president of the Marlin S.A. Business Group of Marinas and Nautical Clubs who pinted out that this is an ideal opportunity to promote Cuba’s underwater heritage, and register in photographs its diversity and endemism.

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Paul Sauders wins the BBC/Veolia Underwater Wildlife Photographer of the YearOctober 20, 2011 - 10:22 am
Tough competition and amazing underwater captures in almost every category

Paul Sauders won the BBC/Veolia Wildlife Photographer of the Year in the Underwater World category. Paul's capture of a couple of walrus gracefully swimming  in the arctic waters amazes not only in terms of quality but makes you wonder - would you have the guts to slide down from an iceberg and do it?
The competition was obviously very tough but Paul was above everyone getting the runner up as well with yet another fearless behavior capture of a grizzly bear hunting on salmon at Katmai National Park in Alaska. We can see some stunning captures among the highly commended shots by Clark Miller, Alex Tattersall, Louis-Marie Préau, Nuno Sá and couple of images by Thomas Peter Peschak.
It is very pleasing to see underwater images taking over many other categories. Frenchman Joe Bunni won the Mammals Behavior with a split shot of a polar bear and the runner up is Richard Herrmann's shot of a blue whale feeding on krill by Los Coronados Islands in Baja California, Mexico. Couple of splits were highly commended: Bence Máté's feeding dalmatian pelicans shot in Lake Kerkini in Greece for Animal Portraits and Cyril Ruoso's frogs shot in a frozen lake some 2,000 metres up in the French Alps.

Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year is owned by the Natural History Museum and BBC Wildlife Magazine. Please visit the Natural History Museum's website to see all winning images.

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Ocean Art Photo Competition 2011 call for entriesAugust 10, 2011 - 6:16 pm
One of the largest underwater photography competitions held in terms of prizes

Marina del Rey, CA (PRWEB) August 09, 2011

Underwater Photography Guide is proud to announce it is accepting entries for the second annual Ocean Art Photo Competition 2011.

There are over $75,000 worth of prizes, including over 25 liveaboard and scuba diving resort packages, dive equipment, and much more. Grand prizes include an all-inclusive 10-night stay at Kungkungan Bay Resort in Indonesia, an 18-night stay in Papua New Guinea including a trip on the M/V Febrina, an 11-day voyage on the SMY Ordina, a cruise on the Rocio Del Mar to the Socorro Islands, an 11-night cruise with Kararu Dive Voyages, a 7-day charter on the Nai’a in Fiji, a 5-night stay at Wananavu Beach Resort in Fiji, a week-long stay for two with Maluku Divers in Ambon, and a voyage on the Nautilus Explorer.

This is one of the largest underwater photography competitions held in terms of prizes.

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British Underwater Photography Championship 2011July 19, 2011 - 10:16 am
Dan Bolt was announced overall winner

Dan Bolt's amazing capture!The annual British Underwater Photography Championship 2011 was held on Saturday 9th July at Mount Batten, Plymouth.
A total of 53 underwater photographers registered on Friday evening at the Hotel Mount Batten to participate. Each had from midnight until 6.30 p.m. on Saturday to take underwater photographs in the Plymouth area in four categories - Marine Life, Mankind in the Sea, Abstract and Humorous. Over 100 images were submitted for the judging.

The overall winner for 2011 was Dan Bolt from Devon for a split-level image of a starfish (thumb). The image also topped the Marine Life category. The winner of the Mankind in the Sea category was Derek Haslam for an image of a diver in a wreck. The winner of the Abstract category was Rob Cuss for an image of a sea fan.Colin Yule won the Compact Camera Marine Life and Overall Compact Camera category with his image of a Tompot Blenny. Mark Brooke was the winner in the Compact Camera Abstract category. Martin Rishton was the winner of the Compact Camera Mankind in the Sea category.
The panel comprised of Alex Mustard, Peter Rowlands and Neil Hope. The the Humorous category was judged by the audience present and won by Annette Millar. The Wildlife Trusts panel chose the winner of their own 'Living Seas' category - a snakelocks spider crab by Cathy Lewis.

Click to see all the winning entries as a slideshow.
Source: BSoUP.org

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2011 Our World Underwater winners announcedFebruary 23, 2011 - 11:08 am
Anatoly Beloshchin gets Best of Show

The 2011 Our World Underwater international underwater photography and video competition winners have been announced. The competition is one of the biggest in the world and celebrates and highlights the art of underwater photography as well as the beauty of the ocean.  This year over $75,000 of world-class prizes were awarded. As with all UnderwaterCompetition.com events, 15% of entry proceeds will be donated to marine conservation efforts.
The winners were announced live on stage during the Our World Underwater film festival in Chicago (February 18 & 19, 2011). Anatoly Beloshchin from Russia won the Best of Show for his 1st place image from the new Commercial, Conceptual and Fashion category. The Macro catefories were topped by Indra Swari Wonowidjojo (Super Macro Traditional), Shen Collazo (Macro Traditional), Uwe Schmolke (Macro Unrestricted) and Marcus Commodore (Compact Macro). Keri Wilk's crocodile shot won Wide Angle Traditional and Mark van Coller topped the Wide Angle Unrestricted category. The Wide Compact prize went to Oktay Calisir. Bruno Moors won the Novice category with an amazing moray eel portrait.

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Winners were announced for Ocean Art 2010 CompetitionDecember 15, 2010 - 8:52 am
The comptition gave away $67,000 worth of prizes

Winners were announced for Ocean Art 2010 Competition. This was the first edition of the competition organized by our friends from Uwphotographyguide.com. The underwater phjotographers competed in eleven categories and 77 shots were selected by the jury, composed of Marty Snyderman, Bonnie Pelnar, Martin Edge,and Chris Newbert. The winners will get $67,000 worth of prizes.
Keri Wilk took first place in a couple of categories (macro, marine life portrait) and his amazing crocodile smile shot was selected as Best of Show. The wide angle category was topped by Phil Sokol and Matt Tworkowski took 1st Place in the Marine Life Behavior category.

See all winning shots at Uwphotographyguide.com

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Winners were announced for the 2010 Epson Red Sea CompetitionNovember 21, 2010 - 3:36 pm
Mark Fuller flies home with a $10,000 check and Epson Red Sea opens borders!

On Saturday night, November 13th more guests than ever gathered on the lawns of the Isrotel "Yam Suf" hotel for the award ceremony of the Epson Red Sea 2010 competition.
All eyes were hooked at the screen when  Mark Fuller from Israel was announced as the big winner,  introducing a very unique, creative and diverse 5 Best Images portfolio. Mark has won a $10,000 check in addition to a three-week diving trip in Papua New Guinea for two, including airfare. All together, a prize worth $25,000!

The Images of the World section featured a new Sharks category, which Nicolas Barraque from France won with a series of 3 stunning images, each featuring a different shark species. Other winners in the section of Images of the World were from Italy, Sweden, Spain, Germany and USA.

The Eilat Shoot-Out section introduced a new Fashion & Nudity category, which had a significant presence during the week (after all, no one ignores a woman wearing nothing but scuba gear, lipstick and high heels). Although the category was a new one, photographers participating in it were no novices and the images submitted were absolutely breathtaking. Eventually, Marc Hillesheim from Germany won the category with a series of 5 images you simply cannot take your eyes off...

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