Underwater Art Competition

‘Marine Visions IV’ – Underwater Photo Art Competition

Winners are now up on the bottom of the 2010 winners gallery – Congratulations and thanks for all the entries!

Underwater Photo Art Competition

The Underwater Festival hosted the fourth inaugural ‘Marine Visions’ Art Competition.

Not to be confused with the ‘Underwater Photo and Video Shootout Competition’, this was a fantastic opportunity also for those who cannot make it to Christmas Island to display their work in the lead up to and over the course of the festival and be in the running to win over $2000 of great prizes sponsored by Frog Dive Gear and MadFish Wines.

Due to the remoteness of the location for UF10, Marine Visions IV was a photography only art competition and entries could be submitted in digital form only.

Frog Dive Gear

Our team of professional judges included world famous underwater photographer and author of several books Mathieu Meur as well as festival organiser Tim Hochgrebe and Frog Dive Gear distributor Lynton Burger.

We announced the winners on Friday the 30st of April at the Underwater Festival Finale on Christmas Island. You didn’t have to be present to receive your prize. MadFish wine prizes can only be awarded to participants residing in Australia from the age of 18.

Criteria for Entry

All entries:

  • Deadline was 29th April 2010 No entries after this date will be accepted.
  • entries (maximum quality/resolution) could be emailed (info-at-underwaterfestival.com.au) or sent by mail to: UF10 – Marine Visions IV, PO Box 1753, Byron Bay NSW 2481, Australia. Or use our ftp server for large files (ask for details)
  • Digital photo-art only.
  • The image or base images must be taken by the entrant (ie own work) whilst diving in the marine environment.
  • Entries must be underwater marine in its feel ā€“ ie pictures taken in a swimming pool ā€“ or fashion type pics are not allowed.
  • Judges are looking for creativity, unusual (what is that?), colour (or no colour), textures, angles, play of light ā€“ something that tells a story or maybe evokes a strong emotion.
  • Work can be literal or abstract, wide angle or macro, works of human diver/s are allowed.
  • Work can be manipulated but prizes might go to works that are least manipulated. Photo-collages or fancy merges will not necessarily get you the first prize.
  • All works must be for sale.

Prizes

Frog Gear Indigo BCD

  • 1st Prize – Choice of FROG Cobalt Weight Integrated BCD (value $900) or FROG Indigo wing BCD with aluminium backplate (value $1049) PLUS one case of MadFish wine*

  • 2nd Prize – FROG signal marker buoy (value $150) PLUS one case of MadFish wine*

  • 3rd Prize – FROG signal marker buoy (value $150)

(*) over 18 year old Australian residents only – international winners may chose to pay their own freight

Entry Deadline: Thursday 29th April 2010

FROGā€™s rugged BCDs are available in Australia from November 2009. To place your order go to Ultramarine Diving or call 1800 051 522

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