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October Underwater Photo Contest Theme & Prize
By Jason Heller, October 5, 2009 @ 04:30 PM (EST)
The theme for the October 2009 monthly underwater photo contest is "REEF SCENICS".
(winners of the September contest)
The prize for October is an Olympus Stylus Tough 8000 waterproof camera (value $350).
Entering the contest is easy

You can add images to one of your existing galleries on DPG or create a new gallery just for your contest entries. Please simply add the tag Reef1009 to your entries. The tag is easy to add to the image while uploading. The tag must be included exactly as "Reef1009" in order to enter.You may enter up to three images. The deadline is the last day of the month.

*** Please do not enter more than three images. Only the first three will be accepted for the contest. ***

Guidelines and a complete list of rules can be found here. Good luck!

Quick Overview of the Olympus Tough 8000 (µ TOUGH 8000 in Europe):


Olympus LogoThe 12 megapixel Olympus Tough 8000 is the perfect camera to take on boat rides, snorkeling on the reefs, kayaking or white water rafting, or even on your next skiing trip. Since it is waterproof to 10 meters without an underwater casing, this is the Olympus Tough 8000 Waterproofcamera that you want to keep handy for the  splashy panga trips and for convenient shooting on your topside excursions. It can be a second camera used to take topside pictures from the boat, or the perfect camera for the spur of the moment chance encounters with whales, dolphins or other unexpected treats that require a convenient and compact camera to jump in with. Additionally, you can add an underwater housing and strobes for a complete underwater compact system that works at all recreational diving depths.

A revolutionary system of waterproof seals and gaskets keeps water out so you can take pictures as deep as 33 feet underwater.  An optional underwater housing is also available allowing you to scuba dive with the camera to 131 ft.

Olympus Tough 8000 Waterproof BackSHOCKPROOF (6.6ft.)
Life can be tough, this camera is tougher. Rugged metal body and revolutionary shock-absorbing construction are designed to withstand a 6.6-foot drop, bump or other mishap.


Boldly enter that winter wonderland without worrying about your camera. This camera is winterized to perform at below-freezing temperatures.

CRUSHPROOF (220lbf.)

With a rugged body and reinforced LCD, the STYLUS TOUGH-8000 withstands up to 220 pounds of pressure so your camera and images are protected.

Forget about blurry shots with this 2-in-1 anti-blur solution. Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization compensates for camera shake to keep your shots steady while Digital Image Stabilization captures crisp, clear images in any situation.




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