Over $55,000 in Prizes up For Grabs: Final Call for Entries for 2 Major International Underwater Photo and Video Competitions

Photographers and videographers have until January 7th to enter the 2nd Annual Wetpixel & DivePhotoGuide International Underwater Photo and Video Competition, in Association with Chicago's Our World Underwater, and the 1st Annual DEEP Indonesia Competition, in association with Indonesia's first-ever Diving, Adventure Travel and Water sports expo. Over $55,000 in collective prizes.

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New York, NY (PRWEB) December 12, 2006

Never before have 2 international underwater photo competitions associated with dive expos on opposite sides of the world cooperated to establish a complementary series of categories and prizing opportunities. The Jan. 7th deadline is quickly approaching.

The 2nd Annual Wetpixel & DivePhotoGuide International Underwater Photo and Video Competition, in Association with Chicago's Our World Underwater now has a sister competition - The 1st Annual DEEP Indonesia Competition, in association with Indonesia's first-ever Diving, Adventure Travel and Water sports expo. Photographers will compete in 6 technical categories (OWU), 7 themed categories (DEEP) and 1 video category (OWU), to win photo equipment, dive gear, premium dive travel packages to some of the top photo destinations in the world, and more.

Dive packages include trips to Wakatobi, South Africa, Socoros Islands, Vietnam, Raja Empat, Komodo, Malaysia, the Galapagos, Bora Bora, the Solomon Islands, Bali, Palau, Manado, Lembeh Strait, Yap, Cocos (Keeling) Island, Philippines, Grand Cayman, the Red Sea and the Bahamas. The contest includes categories for images that focus on conservation and the marine environment, one specifically for entries taken by compact digital cameras.

This year, a new website has launched to support the competition at: http://www.UnderwaterCompetition.com.

Entry forms, rules & regulations can be found on the website.

15% of entry proceeds will be donated to marine conservation efforts.

Esteemed judges Eric Cheng (Wetpixel), David Espinoza (Scuba Diver AustralAsia), Steven Frink, Dr. Alex Mustard, Berkeley White (Backscatter) and Tony Wu (Fins), will select winners after the Jan 7, 2007 deadline. Winners will be announced online and displayed during the film festival of the 2007 Our World Underwater show in Chicago and on display at the DEEP Indonesia Expo in Jakarta, Indonesia (February 8-11, 2007).

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