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Photographers competed in seven themed categories to win over $51,000 in prizes, including underwater photo equipment and premium dive travel packages to some of the top photo destinations in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Indonesia trips include Triton Bay, Raja Ampat, Komodo, Lembeh, Manado, and Bali. The contest included a category for images that focus on conservation and the marine environment, one specifically for entries taken by compact digital cameras, and another specifically for Indonesian entrants.
Thousands of entries from around the world continue to set the bar is constantly higher each year. Congratulations to Erin Quigley of the United States for taking Best in Show with her Gold winner of the Animal Behavior category. Congratulations are also in order to all who participated. The images were all fantastic. Winners also achieve the glory of being named some of the world’s best underwater photographers. The wining images will be exposed to millions of readers of dive, travel and photography magazines and websites worldwide. Esteemed judges include leading professional underwater photographers and magazine editors from around the world.
Winners will be announced online, published by our media partners worldwide and exhibited during the DEEP Indonesia Expo in Jakarta, Indonesia (March 31 - April 3, 2011).
As with all UnderwaterCompetition.com events, 15% of entry proceeds will be donated to marine conservation efforts.