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DivePhotoGuide Wetpixel Competition

DivePhotoGuide.com and Wetpixel.com are proud to announce the winners of their 4th annual underwater photography & video competition in association with Our World Underwater.

The competition is part of a joint series often referred to as the "Super Bowl" of international underwater imagery competitions, collectively the competitions boats over $80,000 in world-class prizes, esteemed celebrity judges, significant media support, and the reputation to attract some of the planet's best underwater imagery.

The competition is truly an international event. Entries were received from all corners of the globe. Winners alone represented 22 countries.

Photographers & videographers of all levels, from novices to the top pros in the world, competed in eight still-image categories and two video categories. Prizes include scuba diving trips to some of the top photo destinations in the world, including Socorro Islands, Wakatobi-Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, the Red Sea, Grand Cayman, the Solomon Islands and Vietnam. Other prizes including camera housings and strobes, focus lights, dive equipment and other valuable items were awarded to the winners and announced during the film festival at the 39th annual Our World Underwater show in Chicago.

The unique competition series was founded by professional underwater photographers Jason Heller & Eric Cheng and hosted by popular websites DivePhotoGuide. com and Wetpixel.com and in association with Our World Underwater, one of the largest consumer scuba diving expos in the US.

Winning images from this and past year's competitions can be found at

www.underwatercompetition.com

Best of Show by Justin GiUigan

Muck and Macro in Lembeh Strait Photo Workshop with Mark Webster 31 October to 7 November 2009

Details: www.photcc.co.uk [email protected]

"Aphrodite" the Cyprus Experience Competition

Larnaka, Cyprus June 1-6, 2009

APHRODITE

Larnaka, Cyprus June 2009

Aphrodite, goddess of romance and passion, of fashion, beauty and art, has captivated poets and painters for centuries. Known for her numerous affairs of the heart, both playful and sophisticated, stories of Aphrodite make our world a livelier place. This is the inspiration for "Aphrodite", the Cyprus Experience competition - making the diving world a livelier place by combining diving with hi tech, photography and extreme sports, tourism, conservation and even new categories for beginners and video clip, produced during the event in Cyprus.

The "Aphrodite" Underwater Photography Competition is open to both amateur and professional photographers, shooting with film or digital cameras.

"Aphrodite" 2009 is produced by David Pilosof, renowned underwater photographer and the producer of Epson Red Sea competition.

We' 11 meet on Saturday night

June 6, 2009 20:30 at Larnaka promenade, the winners of the competition will go back home with checks in the amount of 20,000 euro, 3 weeks diving trip to Papua New Guinea including air fare Singapore/ Papua New Guinea/Singapore, Subal housing, BS Kinetics housing and other valuable prizes.

www.aphroditecyprus.com

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Contact:

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Substrobe DS160

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Compact Digital Housings for

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