Celebrating The Oceans: Underwater Photography & Film Competition Deadline Jan 15th

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Final call for Entries for prestigious international underwater photography & video competition. Over $50,000 in prizes, and glory will be awarded to photographers and videographers of all levels around the world.

Some of the most mysterious images have been captured in the oceans and reefs around the globe. A prestigious competition, organized by two professional underwater photographers, who are also the publishers of popular underwater photography websites, has been showcasing some of the best and most unique images in the world.

Celebrating the beauty and delicacy of the marine environment, popular websites Wetpixel.com and DivePhotoGuide.com, in association with Our World Underwater, one of the largest consumer dive shows in the US, announce a final call for entries for their 3rd annual, international underwater photography and video competition. The competition has become the "Superbowl" of international underwater imagery competitions, with world-class prizes, major industry involvement, celebrity judges, and the opportunity to have your images showcased to the world as some of the best. Truly an international competition, last year winners hailed from 17 different countries.

The official competition website has links to entry forms, guidelines prizes and more information: UnderwaterCompetition.com

Photographers will compete in seven still-image categories and two video categories, to win more than $50,000 in prizes including trips to some of the top dive destinations in the world, including Socorro, Wakatobi-Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Ambon-Indonesia, the Red Sea, Grand Cayman, the Solomon Islands and Vietnam. Other prizes include housings, strobes, lighting systems, signed books and other valuable items.

The competition includes a category for images that focus on conservation and the marine environment, and one specifically for entries taken by compact digital cameras.

All compact camera entrants will receive one free lesson from TheUnderwaterPhotographer.com

Prestigious judges include leading professional underwater photographers, cinematographers and editors.

Deadline for submissions Jan. 15, 2008

Winners will be announced live on stage at the 2008 Our World Underwater film festival in Chicago, Illinois (February 15-17, 2008), and will be published by supporting media partners worldwide. Winning videos will be broadcast via podcast as episodes of the iTunes-featured DiveFilm Podcast Video and DiveFilm High Definition Podcast Video

As with all UnderwaterCompetition.com events, 15% of entry proceeds will be donated to marine conservation efforts.

For more information, please contact: contest @ divephotoguide.com.

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