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Celebrate the Sea Marine Imagery Festival Philippines 2007
By Jason Heller, July 8, 2007 @ 02:00 AM (EST)

OceanNEnvironment Australia is pleased to announce in collaboration with the Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Philippines Commission on Sports Scuba Diving (PCSSD), to present the 6th ‘Celebrate the Sea Marine Imagery Festival Philippines 2007’. Calling all Divers, Underwater image makers, friends of the sea and lovers of our natural world to join us at the 6th Celebrate the Sea, Philippines, from 21 to 23 September 2007. The main event comprises of imagery presentations and seminars by a panel of world renowned image makers and marine scientists such as David Doubilet of National Geographic, Jennifer Hayes – aquatic ecologist, Brad Norman- whale shark scientist, Michael AW – author Celebrate the Sea, Daniel Mercier – founder World Underwater Picture Festival and Scott Tuason – author Aniloa, and Jason Heller of DivePhotoGuide.com. One of the principal highlights is the International Underwater film festival; 15 recent award winning features from the World Festival of Underwater Pictures, Antibes will be presented at Celebrate the Sea. There will also be a photo exhibition of benchmarked underwater images by some of the world's best underwater photographers plus all the prints in the competition. Photographers and films makers, send in your entries now to compete in Asia's most prestigious international underwater imagery competition where the premier prize is the conferred title of ‘President, Grand Award of Highest Achievement 2007’ with US$2,000 as prize money. (www.CelebratetheSea.com) It gets even better if you can be in the Philippines from 16 to 21 Sep 2007 to participate in the WOW Shoot Out competition. Held in conjunction with Celebrate the Sea Festival 2007, Philippines, you will be diving in some of the most beautiful and enchanting reefs in the world. Attractive accommodation and diving packages are on offer by a select few premier resorts and live-aboards. You will be competing for one of these prestigious titles: The WOW Award – for the most outstanding image The Hi Five Award – for the highest scoring or the most well balanced portfolio The Quick Draw Award – for the best action shot Yes, there will be medals, equipment and holiday package prizes; and the 'shoot-out' winner, qualifies as a contender for the ‘President Grand Award of Highest Achievement 2007’. The main event is staged at one of the most exquisite landmarks of the Philippines – the Coconut Palace. Attractive festival packages are available from the host hotel, Sofitel Philippines Plaza by Manila Bay, which will include master pass to the film festival, presentations and seminars, welcome party and the gala award ceremony on 22 Sep 2007. ROLEX is the main sponsor, supporting the hosting of Rolex’s ambassador and laureate. Philippines Airlines, the official airline for festival. For more info: email cts@oneocean.com; www.celebratethesea.com



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