Northern Underwater Photography “Splash In” Competition

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The Northern Underwater Photography Competition is to be held on Saturday 16th August, as part of the fantastic Scubafest Anglesey weekend. Underwater photographers of all levels are invited to take part by taking photos in North Wales on the day. The images will be judged that evening by all those that come along, and as an added bonus, there will also be the evening festivities organised by Scubafest Anglesey to enjoy, including a hog roast and a live band. Trophies will be presented to the winners. At the same time the NUPG will also hold a print competition, showing off some of the best images from the British Isles and from Overseas. Everyone is welcome to enter.

The NUPG Splash-In is supported by some great companies, that sponsor the trophies that each category winner gets to take home and keep in pride of place.

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Our sponsors for the event are: Apeks, DiveLife, Dive Quest, Equator Diving, Frogsborn, Frogfish Photography, INON, Mares, SITA & Underwater Visions.

Splash-In

You must register to enter the Splash-In before the event, by 8pm on Thursday 14th August. You can do this by emailing competition@nupg.org.uk

You will then be sent a registration form that you must photograph at the start of the day and at the end of your dives.
Images must be handed in, along with your entry fee of £5, at the main room at the Scubafest event (Anglesey Outdoor Centre) between 6:30 and 7:30pm. Judging will start at 8pm and the awards will be handed out at around 9pm.

Categories: Compact Camera Macro; Compact Camera Wide-Angle; System Camera Macro; System Camera Wide-Angle.
(Where a system camera is defined as having interchangeable lenses: 4/3rds; mirrorless, SLR)

Rules: The rules are very simple. You may enter up to 4 images, with a maximum of 2 images in any category. Images must be taken in the sea in North Wales on Saturday 16th August 2014. It is a photography competition and so image manipulation should be kept to a minimum. No cropping allowed. Only whole image manipulation (e.g. changing to black & white); images must be submitted as jpg files (originals must be kept for judges to check)

There is also a special category for Scubafest which is free to enter. These should be images of the Scubafest event (divers getting ready, equipment, people having fun along the shore or at the event). You can enter a maximum of 2 images and these must be entered from 6:30-7:30pm at the main hall at the Anglesey Outdoor Centre. Judging will be at the same time as the NUPG Splash-In, by all those that attend and a trophy given to the winner.

Print Competition

The NUPG will also run a print competition to show off the best images from the previous 12 months. These images will be on display at Scubafest from the Friday evening for people to look at and select their favourites. You can also bring them along on Saturday, as this is when they will be judged.

Categories: Overseas Wide-Angle; Overseas Macro; British Isles Wide-Angle & British Isles Macro

Rules: Images must have been taken within the previous 12 months of the competition date (i.e. from 16th August 2013 to 15th August 2014); Prints must be no larger than A4 size (with no borders); you may enter a maximum of 4 prints and the cost to enter is £1 per print to be paid on the evening.

Learn more about the NUPG at: http://www.nupg.org.uk

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Frogfish Photography is run by husband and wife team, Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown. We are both PADI Master Instructors, biologists and have a passion for the marine environment. Learn more at: http://www.thescubanews.com/contributors/frogfish-photography/

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