|The Underwater Photography Guide (www.uwphotographyguide.com) has announced it is accepting entries for the first annual Ocean Art Photography Competition 2010.
There is over $63,000 worth of prizes, including over 25 live-aboard and scuba diving resort packages, dive equipment and much more. Grand prizes include 12 days on the Arenui boutique live-aboard, 9 days on the Solmar V, and 18 nights in Papua New Guinea, including a stay on the Febrina. This is one of the largest underwater photography competitions held in terms of prizes.
The competition has 11 categories, including a Novice dSLR category, and 3 compact camera categories -- giving underwater photographers of all levels a chance to win a great prize. Unique categories include Supermacro, Nudibranchs, and Divers/Fashion -- a category that will allow pool shots. The more traditional categories include Wide-angle, Macro, Marine life Portrait, and Marine Life Behavior.
Judges include world-renowned underwater photographers Martin Edge, Marty Snyderman, Chris Newbert, and Bonnie Pelnar. Martin Edge is the author of The Underwater Photographer, a top-selling book on underwater photography. Chris Newbert is the author of Within a Rainbowed Sea, a book selected by the White House as an official Presidential Gift of State.
Photos must be submitted before the November 14th 2010 deadline.