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2009 Deadline Approaching - Enter Before Jan 15th!
Posted: Friday, December 26, 2008


The “Superbowl” of International Underwater Image & Video Competitions Celebrates The Beauty, Mystery & Plight of The Oceans With Categories For All Levels From Novices To Professionals


New York, NY (Dec 26, 2009) – The deadline for the 2009 competitions is Jan 15th. Underwater photographers and videographers from novices to the top pros int he world will be competing in the“Super Bowl” of international underwater imagery competitions, with over $75,000 of world-class prizes, major industry involvement, and the opportunity to have your images showcased to the world as some of the best. Esteemed judges include leading professional underwater photographers, cinematographers and magazine editors from around the world. Get your entries in soon!

New this year is a "Novice" category in the Our World Underwater competition. Between the two competitions participants will compete in 15 technical, themed and video categories,  for the glory and fantastic prizes including premium dive travel, underwater photo and video equipment, scuba diving gear and more! Dive packages include trips to some of the top photo destinations in the world. A complete list of sponsors and prizes are listed on the website.

The series is held in association with two leading scuba diving expos on opposite sides of the world, simultaneously - 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 water sports expo in Indonesia.

Winners for each respective competition will be announced live on stage at either the Our World Underwater film festival in Chicago (February 20-22, 2009), or at DEEP Indonesia in Jakarta (March 27 – 29, 2009), and will be published by our 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 events, 15% of entry proceeds will be donated to marine conservation efforts.