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Beneath the Sea 2018 Imaging Competition Now Open
By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, September 15, 2017 @ 05:00 AM (EST)

Winner of the 2017 Best-in-Show Prize (Photo)

The Beneath the Sea 2018 Imaging Competition is open and now calling for entries. Held alongside the consumer dive show of the same name, the annual contest invites photographers and videographers to enter a variety of categories.

Three Best-in-Show awards are given out: the David Doubilet Award for Excellence in Underwater Photography, the Stan Waterman Award for Excellence in Underwater Videography, and the Jim Church Award for Excellence in Underwater Creative Photography.

The deadline for the contest is December 31, 2017. Winners will be announced at the show in March. Check out the contest website to enter.


Beneath the Sea 2018 is pleased to invite all Photographers and Videographers from the international imaging community to enter this year’s open…

International Imaging Competition

In addition to general prizes, the competition in each category will be for individual recognition from the Grandmaster of that field:

Underwater photographers will compete for the coveted David Doubilet award for excellence in underwater photography.

Underwater Videographers will compete for the distinguished Stan Waterman award for excellence in underwater video.

Underwater Photographic Artists compete for the celebrated Jim Church award for excellence in creative underwater photography.

Wherever you live in this wide world, accept the challenge, and submit your underwater photographic work to the Beneath the Sea International Imaging Competition. The contest deadline is December 31st, 2017. For contest rules and entry visit Beneath the Sea at their Internet site. There you may see the images of previous winners, get a set of rules and regulations, and download an application form for this year’s competition.

The winners of the Beneath the Sea International Imaging Competition will be announced at the Saturday Night International Film Festival the weekend of Beneath the Sea’s Ocean Adventure Exposition and Dive Travel Show, March 23-25, 2018, at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey. In addition to the awards that the Grand Prize winners of each category receive, there will also be prizes for all First, Second, and Third place winners.

For questions about the Imaging Competition, email. For more information about Beneath the Sea call 914-664-4310, e-mail, or visit our web site.



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