DEADLINE: 22 February 2010

This year BSoUP have again teamed up with DIVER Magazine to stage this major competition at LIDS in March 2010.
Of the prints entered into the competition 80 will be short-listed to be displayed at LIDS and judged by visitors to the show.

There are four categories in the Print Competition:

  • British & Irish (images taken in UK and Irish waters)
  • Overseas (images taken in overseas waters)
  • Advanced British & Irish (images taken in UK and Irish waters by an Advanced entrant)
  • Advanced Overseas (images taken in overseas waters by an Advanced entrant)

The Advanced categories are for anyone who has:
won a major national or international underwater photographic competition such as BSoUP’s Open Portfolio Competition, Antibes (FMISM), BUIF, U/W Photographer of the Year or Wildlife Photographer of the Year
or takes or has taken underwater photographs for a living or is otherwise significantly involved in commercial underwater photography.
Competitors who match one of the criteria above must enter the Advanced categories; all others may enter any of the categories.

All short-listed prints will also be entered in the overall competition for the grand prize of a a one week diving holiday in the Red Sea
from either London or Manchester donated by Oonasdivers and to be chosen by a panel of judges.

The British & Irish category is again being staged in association with The Wildlife Trusts (TWT), which is seeking UK marine images
to support its marine activities. The winner will be selected by staff from TWT. The photographer of the images selected will be asked
to allow his / her image to be used by the TWT in its work.

The Competition is sponsored by Diver Magazine, Oonasdivers, Cameras Underwater, Oceanic, Mike’s Dive Store, Chiswick,
Focal Press
, Wiley Nautical,
The Sealife London Aquarium   and The Wildlife Trusts

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