The 4th Annual International Underwater Photography and Video competition series hosted by UnderwaterCompetition.com is offering more than $75,000 in prizes. These prizes include premium dive travel holidays, underwater photo and video equipment, scuba diving gear and more. The deadline for submissions is January 15th 2009.
Photographers of all levels are invited to join the contest. New this year is a novice category which opens up the competition to a far greater number of scuba divers who are casual underwater photographers. Participants will compete in technical, themed and video categories.
The underwater photo competition series was founded by professional underwater photographers Jason Heller and Eric Cheng and hosted by popular websites DivePhotoGuide.com and Wetpixel.com. The series is held in association with two leading scuba diving expos on opposite sides of the world – Our World Underwater, now in its 39th year and one of the largest consumer scuba diving expos in the US, and DEEP Indonesia, the first and only scuba diving and watersports expo in Indonesia.
Winners will be announced at the Our World Underwater film festival in Chicago (February 20-22, 2009), and at DEEP Indonesia in Jakarta (March 27 â€“ 29, 2009).