2013 Ocean Art Photo Competition Features $75,000 in Prizes

Fancy yourself an avid underwater shutterbug? Got pix from your latest dive adventure that you wanna share with people beyond your FaceBook friends list or Twitter followers?

Underwater Photography Guide is accepting entries for the 2013 Ocean Art Photo Competition, one of the largest underwater photography competitions in terms of prizes.

The competition features more than $75,000 worth of prizes, including over 35 liveaboard and scuba diving resort packages, dive equipment, and a lot more.

Grand prizes, according to UPG’s website, are:

An 18-night dive trip package combining 4 nights at Walindi Plantation Resort, a 10-night trip on the MV FeBrina and 4 nights at Loloata Resort, a trip of winner’s choice with Waow Charters in Indonesia, an 11-day Indonesia trip on the SMY Ondina, a 10-night Komodo trip on the S/Y Indo Siren and Oceanic OCi computers for 4 separate winners.

Premium prizes are provided by Lissenung Island Resort, Bilikiki, the Nautilus Swell, Villa Markisa, Sea Safari Cruises, Kosrae Nautilus Resort, Atlantis Dive Resorts, Yap Pacific, Mike Ball Dive Expeditions, Alor Divers, Eco Divers, Ikelite, Lions Dive & Beach Resort, AquaMarine Diving, Juliana’s Hotel, Sea Saba, Maluku Divers, Blackbeard’s Cruises, Recsea and many more!

The competition features 12 categories for underwater photographers of all levels, including a Novice dSLR category and three compact camera categories.

Specific categories include SuperMacro, Cold/ Temperate Water, Nudibranchs, and Divers/ Fashion. The more traditional categories include Wide-Angle, Macro, Marine Life Portraits, and Marine Life Behavior.

Winners from each category will be awarded a package at a resort or on a liveaboard. Winners will be able to rank the prizes they would like to receive, making it more likely for winners to receive a prize they want.

Among the judges are world-renowned underwater photographers Martin Edge, Marty Snyderman, Tony Wu, and Todd Winner. Martin Edge is the author of The Underwater Photographer, a top-selling book on underwater photography. Marty Snyderman has won an Emmy and has been published in dozens of top publications such as National Geographic. Tony Wu is a renowned underwater photographer and author of Silent Symphony. Todd Winner has won over 60 international underwater photo competitions and is author of The Shipwrecks of Truk.

Deadline for photos is 10 November 2013.

More information can be found on the Ocean Art Photo Competition webpage.

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John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at DeeperBlue.com. He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.

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