Opening today, November 21, the series comprises the Our World Underwater Competition, the “Super Bowl” of underwater imaging events, and the DEEP Indonesia Competition, the signature component of Indonesia’s popular diving, adventure travel and extreme sports expo.
The awesome prizes include trips with some of the world’s top dive resorts and liveaboards, as well as hot underwater photo and video gear. The prizes are awarded to winners in 13 categories, with the grand prizewinner of the Our World Underwater Competition receiving $1000 in cash for the “Best of Show” image.
As usual, photographers of all levels can enter, from beginner shooters to professional wildlife photographers and videographers. The Our World Underwater Competition features technical categories, while the DEEP Indonesia Competition offers themed categories. Once again, the contest judges consist of a distinguished panel of industry experts, including photographers, filmmakers and publishing professionals.
Organizers Matt Weiss and Adam Hanlon issued the following joint statement:
“With the Underwater Competition Series being among the most prestigious contests in the underwater imaging world, we’re expecting to see another flood of incredible pictures. Our judging panels always have their work cut out for them, and we’re sure they’ll have a challenging time choosing the winners this time around. We’re excited to see what jaw-dropping images and videos you’ve captured!”
The Our World Underwater Competition winners will be announced at Our World Underwater on February 17, with the winning images on display at the show. The winners of the DEEP Indonesia Competition will be announced on March 28, with entries exhibited at the DEEP and EXTREME Indonesia show from April 4 to 7. The winning photographs will also be published by our international media partners, reaching an audience of millions.
The organizers are once again pleased to announce that 15 percent of entry proceeds will be donated to marine conservation efforts.
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