Wide Angle Traditional
5th ANNUAL OUR WORLD UNDERWATER INTERNATIONAL UNDERWATER PHOTO & VIDEO COMPETITION
HOSTED BY WETPIXEL & DIVEPHOTOGUIDE
WINNERS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED!
DivePhotoGuide.com and Wetpixel.com are proud to announce the winners of the 5th annual Our World Underwater international underwater photography & video competition. The competition is in held in association with Our World Underwater and part of a joint series often referred to as the "Super Bowl" of international underwater imagery events, with world-class prizes, esteemed celebrity judges, and significant global media support.
Thousands of entries were received from dozens of countries and the winners represented fourteen countries. The quality level of the images submitted was very high, and the bar is continually being set higher each year. A formal statement from the judges is posted here. Congratulations to the winners!
The winners were presented during the film festival at a special 40th anniversary Our World Underwater show in Chicago.
In 2010 photographers & videographers competed in seven still-image categories and two video categories, to win nearly $50,000 in prizes including premium dive trips, underwater photography and video and diving equipment and more. Dive packages to some of the top photo destinations in the world included The Sea of Cortez, Wakatobi-Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, the Red Sea, Grand Cayman, the Solomon Islands, Vietnam, and Norway. Other prizes included underwater strobes, focus lights, and Cressi dive equipment.
Esteemed judges included leading professional underwater photographers, cinematographers and magazine editors: Eric Cheng, David Doubilet, Ric Frazier, Alex Mustard, and Berkley White comprised the judging panel for still categories and Steve Douglas, Eric Hanauer, and Mary Lynn Price for video categories.
Winning images will be published by supporting media partners worldwide, and Divefilm.com will be podcasting the winning videos as episodes of the iTunes-featured DiveFilm Podcast Video and DiveFilm High Definition Podcast Video.
As with all Wetpixel & DivePhotoGuide competitions, 15% of proceeds will be donated to marine conservation efforts.
Congratulations again to all of the winners from around the world!
(All images and a complete prize distribution list are below)