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AUSTRALASIA Underwater Photo Competition 2014

Featuring images captured EXCLUSIVELY in the Asia-Pacific Region

Brought to you by Scuba Diver AUSTRALASIA and ADEX China (IUST)

In honour of the first annual ADEX China in Shanghai, underwater3some is relaunching the internationally renowned Through The Lens International Underwater Photography Competition.  ADEX China, the International Underwater Sports and Travel Expo (IUST), is the world’s first expo that brings together all the major underwater sports with the destinations that play host to them, and the operators that can get you there.

AUSTRALASIA Underwater is about celebrating images taken in Asia-Pacific. With five exciting categories, incredible prizes to be won, and a high-profile exhibition of 25 shortlisted images at the Malaysia International Dive Expo (MIDE) from June 6 to 8, 2014, this competition is not to be missed.

AUSTRALASIA Underwater will reach its climax at ADEX China in September when the winners will be announced at a LIVE JUDGING event, featuring a panel of world-renowned members of the underwater photography community providing invaluable insights on what they look for in a winning picture. Incredible prizes will be awarded to the winner and one runner-up in each category.

Category: The People's Choice

AUSTRALASIA Underwater will also include a People’s Choice Award. Right up until the end of the live judging, the public can vote online for their favourite shortlisted image. The winner of the People’s Choice Award will also receive one of our coveted prizes.

The People's Choice Award will walk away with one MARES HD computer and one set of Force Fins.

You can vote online for your favourite shortlisted image, until the winners are announced!


Category: Macro

For lovers of small critters and big lenses, we are looking for the images that bring Asia-Pacific’s aquatic environments up-close and personal.

Prizes:
4D/3N and six day dives and one night dive at Cocotinos Mandao, Sulawesi, Indonesia
One MARES MATRIX computer
One year’s Membership and Master Plan Insurance with DAN Asia-Pacific 

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Hide and Seek - Indonesia

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Ghost Pipefish of the Future - Sulawesi, Indonesia

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Pink, Komodo - Indonesia

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Sheep Eat Grass - Bali, Indonesia

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Triplet, Sulawesi - Indonesia


Category: Wide-Angle

Asia Pacific is home to some of the world’s most charismatic fauna and some stunning underwater vistas. We are looking for the wide-angle shots that reveal them in all their glory.

Prizes:
4D/3N and six day dives and one night dive at Cocotinos Mandao, Sulawesi, Indonesia
One MARES MATRIX computer
One year’s Membership and Master Plan Insurance with DAN Asia-Pacific

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Turtle 3 - Sipadan, Borneo

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Big Mouth - Raja Ampat, Indonesia

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Jacks and Diver - Anilao, Philippines

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Diver and Jacks - Bali, Indonesia

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Humpback Whale - Tonga


Category: Compact Camera

Your rig may be small, but your ambitions need not be. Today’s technology makes it possible to use compact cameras to capture world-class images, and we want to see what compact users can do with Asia-Pacific’s rich subject matter.

Prizes:
4D/3N, six day dives and one night dive at Cocotinos Sekotong, Lombok, Indonesia
One MARES MATRIX computer
One year’s Membership and Master Plan Insurance with DAN Asia-Pacific 

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Thysanostoma thysanura - Bali, Indonesia

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Donut Nudi 1 - Bali, Indonesia

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Bring in the Trumpet - Brunei

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Royal Jelly - Mactan, Philippines

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Nudi - Bali, Indonesia


Category: Conservation Photography

Photography is a powerful tool in the fight to protect our fragile aquatic ecosystems. Successful conservation photographs can be shocking or heartwarming, hopeful or horrific. Photos submitted to this category should reveal environmental issues facing Asia-Pacific’s oceans.

Prizes:
4D/3N and six dives at the Siladen Resort and Spa, Sulawesi, Indonesia
One MARES MATRIX computer
​One year’s Membership and Master Plan Insurance with DAN Asia-Pacific 

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Plastic Coral - Christmas Island

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Coral Reef Restoration Project - Bali, Indonesia

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The Last Fly - Taiwan

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White's Seahorse - Sydney, Australia

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Feeding - Oslob, Philippines


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