underwater australasia Photocompetition 2007-08 Winners
Contributed by Tim Hochgrebe
The anual underwater.com.au photo competition is over, the judges have spoken
and we are ready to announce the winners of the 4th annual underwater australasia
photo competition. Like every year we have selected two winners each month until
June 2008; one in the Open Category and one in the Novice Category.
Thanks to all of you who contributed to this amazing competition - the quality
of entries was even better this year and we are looking forward to a great 2008-09
competition. If you didn't win this year, don't despair and continue to dive,
take photos and submit them to us ...
The prizes for our 4th annual competition were absolutely AMAZING! - thanks
to all the sponsors of this comp.
We have seen over thousand fantastic entries over the last year and the winners
of the 12 monthly competitions were in the finals to compete for very exciting
prizes, including a week dive trip for two at Lotus Hotels & Resorts with
the choice of Villa Almarik, Gili Trawangan, Lombok or Bali, a custom made dry
suit from APOLLO, a TAKA liveaboard trip from Cairns and a dive trip for TWO
to the Tutukaka coast, New Zealand with Poor Knights Divers in New Zealand.
A VERY big THANKS to the judges which included legendary underwater photographer
Michael Aw and contemporary underwater artist Richard Vevers from Underwater
Australia as well as of course us, the underwater team ...
OK - to the winners of the 2007-08 competition ... drum roll
1st PRIZE - a week dive holiday for two people with a choice of two outstanding
resorts in either Bali or Lombok,
Indonesia courtesy of Lotus Hotels and Resorts.
Matt Tworkowski with a great atmospheric shot of stingless jellyfish
at the jellyfish lake, Palau, Micronesia. YOU could be there too if you win
this years photo competiton!
2nd PRIZE - A custom made APOLLO NeoDiver
Peter Hitchins from South West Rocks with the ultimate shot
of Grey Nurse Sharks in Fish Rock Cave.
3rd PRIZE - Dive Tutukaka coast, New Zealand with Poor
Five days accommodation and diving, including tanks and weights for 2 people.
Any friends (up to 8) can join at a 25% discount.
Linda Johnston with a magically mirrored juvenile Orbicular
Batfish at Raja Ampat, Indonesia.
1st PRIZE - Visit the 'Cod Hole' and experience our Northern Great Barrier
Reef Trip with TAKA Dive for 4 days/3 nights.
Larry Medenilla with his super-close-up of a Pygmy from Anilao, Philippines.
After cleaning up with two prizes this season, Larry is now committed to the
Open category for 2009 :-)
Caelum Mero with 'Take me to your leader' - Point Franklin, Victoria, Australia
3rd PRIZE - a 20"x 30" Giclee Canvas Print of your
own photo by Essense Imaging. Includes
Delivery and Proof print.
Larry Medenilla with a incredibly lit Chromodoris at Anilao, Philippines
Again: Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to all the
sponsors - an awesome result !