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First Facebook Underwater Photo Contest Results
By Jason Heller, December 2, 2008 @ 07:00 AM (EST)
We are proud to announce the winners of the first ever Facebook underwater photography contest, hosted by DivePhotoGuide. The first place winners  in our two initial categories, "Open" & "Novice", will receive a signed coffee table book from WYLAND, and will receive an award plaque.
 
This inaugural contest ran from Sept 16th - Oct. 31, 2008 and over 300 entries were submitted. Congratulations to the winners!

1) Open: This is any underwater image, macro or wide angle.
 
2009 Facebook Divephotoguide Underwater Photo Contest
1st Place: Ken Bondy
Location: Isla Guadalupe, Mexico
Camera: Fuji S2 PRO, Nikon 12-24
Housing: Subal
Strobes: 2 x Sea & Sea YS-90
2009 Facebook Divephotoguide Underwater Photo Contest
2nd Place: Andy Chia Chee Shiong
Location: Sipadan, Borneo, Malaysia
Camera: Nikon D70s
Housing: Nexus

Strobes: 2 x INON D2000

2009 Facebook Divephotoguide Underwater Photo Contest
3rd Place: Edoardo Spacca
Location: Rinca Island, Komodo, Indonesia
Camera:
Sea&Sea DX-1G
Strobes: 2 x
INON Z-240
2009 Facebook Divephotoguide Underwater Photo Contest
Honorable Mention: Martina Gambirasi
Location:
Balicasag Island - Philippines
Camera: Canon G7
Housing: Canon

Strobes: Internal

2009 Facebook Divephotoguide Underwater Photo Contest
Disqualified: Special Mention
This would have been the third place image. The judging team really loved the shot, but the photographer failed to respond to us in time with all the pertinent details, so we were forced to disqualify it. If you are "Diving Unlimited", please email us and provide details and we will revert it to an honorable mention.

 
2) Novice: If you are fairly new to underwater photography and consider yourself a novice, this is the category for you.
 
2009 Facebook Divephotoguide Underwater Photo Contest
1st Place: Gordon Tillen
Location:
Bohol - Philippines
Camera: Sea & Sea DX-1G
Strobes: 2X Sea & Sea YS-110

2009 Facebook Divephotoguide Underwater Photo Contest
2nd Place: Andrea Lughi
Location:
Tyrrenian Sea, near Elba Island, Italy
Camera: Nikon D100, 18-70 lens
Housing: Ikelite

Strobes:
Ikelite DS-125
2009 Facebook Divephotoguide Underwater Photo Contest
3rd Place: Gordon Tillen
Location:
Bohol - Philippines
Camera: Sea & Sea DX-1G
Strobes: 2X Sea & Sea YS-110

2009 Facebook Divephotoguide Underwater Photo Contest
Honorable Mention: Barreau Sebastien
Location: Huahine (French Polynesia)

Camera: Canon Powershot A630
Housing: Canon WP-DC8
2009 Facebook Underwater Photo Contest
Honorable Mention: Fontaine Denton
Location: Speyside, Tobago

Camera: Olympus Stylus 700, wet mount macro lens
Housing: Olympus PT-32
Strobes: Sea & Sea YS-27
 
 

If you're already on Facebook, Flickr or LinkedIn, join our underwater photography groups:

Facebook Underwater Photography Group

Flickr Underwater Photography Group

LinkedIn Underwater Photography Group

This was the first underwater photography contest ever on Facebook. Congratulations again to the winners, and stay tuned for more contests!

 

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