MIDE 2008 – Through the Lens Contest


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PRIZE:
MACRO
1st: 8D/7N MV Odyssea 1 trip + 4D/3N stay at Cocotinos Resort for one
2nd: Kungkungan Bay Resort (KBR) 5D/4N all-inclusive stay for two
3rd: Bahura Resort & Spa 5D/4N stay for one

WIDE-ANGLE
1st: Kararu Dive Voyages 12D/11N live-aboard trip for one
2nd: Bilikiki Cruises 8D/7N live-aboard trip for one
3rd: Odyssea Asia 4D/3N stay for one at Cocotinos Resort

PORTFOLIO
1st: SMY Ondina trip (of your choice in the 2008 schedule) for one
2nd: Expedition Fleet 8D/7N live-aboard trip for one in Palau
3rd: Eco Divers/Tasik Ria Resort 5D/4N all-inclusive stay for two

YOUNG UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHER
1st: Seacam latest model housing
2nd: Scubacam LED focusing light + one Inon D2000 strobe
3rd: Beuchat Voyager BCD with mesh bag
3 Encouragement awards: PADI Digital Photography Specialty Course

UNDERWATER ART
1st: Expedition Fleet 6D/5N live-aboard trip for one in Tubbataha
2nd: 4D/3N all-inclusive stay for one at Nirwana Cottages + diving with AquaMarine Diving – Bali
3rd: Odyssea Asia 4D/3N stay for one at Cocotinos Resort

UNDERWATER MALAYSIA
1st: SMY Ondina trip (of your choice in the 2008 schedule) for one
2nd: Oris dive watch
3rd: Layang Layang Dive Resort 6D/5N stay for one

DEADLINE: 1 June 2008.
WEBSITE/URL: http://www.mide.com.my/content.cfm?ID=AD4D8C95-188B-76AA-0044A2DD095B6958

DESCRIPTION:
CATEGORIES
MACRO (MAC):
Any image taken with a macro lens.

WIDE-ANGLE (WA):
Any image taken with a wide-angle lens.

PORTFOLIO (PF):
You may send in a range of underwater photographs or specifically on one category. A total of 10 images must be submitted for this category.

YOUNG UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHER (YUP):
This category is only open to photographers who were born after 1 June 1983. (Please send proof of age together with the entry form.)

UNDERWATER ART (ART):
This category is open to interpretation, and is specifically for fresh images you feel don’t fit in other categories. Be artistic. Be witty. Be funny. But most of all, be creative.

UNDERWATER MALAYSIA :
Any photo taken in Malaysian waters (including Sabah and peninsular Malaysia). Photographers will be bound by the honour system ñ please no cheating.

RULES & REGULATIONS
1. The 2008 “Through the Lens” photo competition is open to entrants of all skill levels, but excludes the staff from Scuba Diver AustralAsia and Asian Geographic, as well as field editors, judges, and prize sponsors.
2. Winners of the 2008 “Through the Lens” photo competition will be announced at the MIDE show
(4-6 July 2008). The results will be published in Scuba Diver AustralAsia Issue 4/2008 as well as on ScubaDiverAA.com
3. Images that have won or placed in photo contests announced before 1 March 2008 may not be submitted. A winning image is defined as any image that has placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in any contest that has resulted in prizes worth US$100 or more.
4. Photographers retain all copyrights to their images. Scuba Diver AustralAsia retains the right to publish the contest entries to congratulate the winners and to promote future events.
5. With the exception of the Art category, Photoshop manipulation is limited to:
Tonal corrections and colour corrections (no dodging/burning allowed);

Moderate sharpening and saturation (but blurring of backgrounds is not allowed);

Removing or repairing dirt and lint from scanned negatives or noise and faulty pixel and damage from digital images;

Cropping, but only 10% of the original image. (Contestants will be bound by the honour system.) Submissions which have obviously been heavily cropped will be disqualified.

6. All images need to have been taken underwater. Split shots are allowed.
7. Entries may have been taken from any camera: film (as scanned slides) or digital.
8. Model release is the responsibility of the copyright holder.
9. Staff and judges are not responsible for loss or any damage to photographic submissions.
10. Judges’ decision will be final.

IMAGE FORMAT
Entries must be saved in RGB jpeg format at a size of 14” (about 35cm) in the longest dimension (regardless of whether it is a portrait or landscape image) with at least 300dpi in resolution.

Save each category separately on a CD/DVD, making sure to write or label your name and email address on the disc itself (not the cover!).

LABELLING YOUR IMAGES
Name each jpg file according to the following template:
Category_LastName_FirstName_Entry#.jpg

Example: WA_Smith_John_01.jpg

ENTRY FORM & SUBMISSION
The Scuba Diver AustralAsia 2008 “Through the Lens” photo competition is free to enter. Each contestant may enter only TWO (2) categories of his choice. Within each of the two categories chosen, you may submit a maximum of FIVE (5) images, with the exception of the Portfolio category.

All entries must be received before the deadline date of 1 June 2008. Please print out the Entry Form, making sure to fill out all applicable questions. Attach the entry form with your CD/DVDs and send the package to:

Scuba Diver Australasia
[2008 Photo Competition]
No.1 Syed Alwi Road #06-01, Song Lin Building.
Singapore 207628

Photo submissions accompanied by an incomplete form will be disqualified. Photo submissions to the Underwater Malaysia category without a description of where it was shot will be disqualified. Photo submissions will not be returned.

Proof of postage does not mean proof of delivery. To guarantee receipt of your submission, we recommend sending packages by registered mail or courier service (FedEx, DHL etc.).

If there are any queries, send an email to photo@scubadiveraa.com


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