4TH ANNUAL DEEP INDONESIA INTERNATIONAL UNDERWATER PHOTO COMPETITION
HOSTED BY DIVEPHOTOGUIDE & WETPIXEL
WINNERS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED!
DivePhotoGuide.com and Wetpixel.com are proud to announce the winners of the 4th annual DEEP Indonesia international underwater photography & video competition. The competition is in held in association with DEEP & Extreme Indonesia and part of a unique joint series of international underwater photography competitions, with world-class prizes, esteemed judges, and significant global media support.
Photographers from around the world competed in seven themed categories to win over $35,000 in prizes. Winners represented eleven countries. A formal statement from the judges will be posted soon. Congratulations to the winners.
Prizes include dive travel packages to some of the top underwater photography destinations in Indonesia and beyond, and underwater photography equipment. Indonesia trips include Bali, Triton Bay, Komodo, Lembeh, Manado, and Raja Ampat. Additional dive packages include Papua New Guinea and The Bahamas. The competition included a category for images that focus on conservation and the marine environment, one specifically for entries taken by compact digital cameras, and one specifically for Indonesian entrants.
The winners were on display at a special exhibit during the DEEP & Extreme Indonesia expo in Jakarta Indonesia, March 12 -14, 2010. Winning images will also be published by supporting print and online media partners worldwide.
Esteemed judges included leading professional underwater photographers, and magazine editors: Eric Cheng, Dietmar Fuchs, Diego Garcia, and Tony Wu..
As with all Wetpixel & DivePhotoGuide competitions, 15% of proceeds will be donated to marine conservation efforts.
Congratulations again to all of the winners!
(All images and a complete prize distribution list are below)