Winners of the 1st Underwater Australasia Video Competition 2009-10
Contributed by Tim Hochgrebe
Underwater Australasia's 1st annual Video Competition has just come
to an end and prizes were announce in the months underwater eNEWS. The
task was to produce videos not longer than 3 minutes with a minimum of
80% of the clip duration underwater.
Only video taken in countries covered on underwater australasia
could be entered (currently: Australia, Cambodia, East Timor, Fiji,
Indonesia, Malaysia, Micronesia, Myanmar, New Caledonia, New Zealand,
Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Polynesia, Singapore, Solomon Islands,
Thailand, Vanuatu and Vietnam) and entries submitted must not have won
any other video competition, either locally or internationally and not
been submitted to underwater australasia before.
We received some excellent entries which can all be viewed on the video
competition page of underwater australasia .
First Prize - Dive The Barrier Reef
First prize was a 3 nights / 12 dives on the Great Barrier Reef -
See the world famous Cod Hole and pristine Ribbon Reefs with Mike Ball
The winner is Stewart Whitfield from Thailand with a fantastic
montage on 'Why do we dive?'
Second Prize - Dive Bali
Second prize was a 3 nights/2 days dive holiday with AquaMarine
Diving Bali in Seminyak, southwest Bali. Enjoy their personalised
service and quality diving.
The winner is Paul Wags, a well known name in the underwater video
game, with a great collage on the magic of diving Ningaloo Reef in
Third Prize - Video Light
Third prize was a Nocturnal
Lights SLX 800i Video Light. A fantastic addition to any
videographers or photographers gear bag.
The winner is Jon Shaw with a very nice summary of the beauty of
diving the big city of Sydney - some magic topside shots in there as
well. Jon made a whole DVD titled 'Underwater NSW' which you can get in