The Underwater Festival 2011 - The Australasia Challenge - has started - $150,000 in prizes - Join up now!

FRIDAY 2nd September 2011

Shooting has started! - become part of it.

Most importantly - if you are signed up or are still considering - set your cameras to 2017 NOW, so you don't forget (date and time remains the same)

From this morning Friday the 2nd for 10 days, 100s of divers from around the world will submerge to help to create the 1st Underwater Snapshot of Australasia.

First reports are coming in from some very keen people that took the plunge just after midnight in Clovelly Pool in Syndey (a natural pool with heaps of marine life). Keep your eyes on the Underwater Festival Blog and on the Underwater Festival Facebook page and Underwater Festival tweets, to find out what people are up to. If you want blogging rights too, just ask.

You have 10 days to capture underwater australasia wherever you are between the 2nd and the 11th of September - the $150,000 prize pool is to our knowledge the biggest ever for any underwater photo competition in the world.

If you haven't bought your entry credits yet - NOW is a good time, check out the list of prizes

http://underwaterfestival.org/prizes-and-awards/

In addition to the very amazing prizes for best photos and videos we also have a huge set of Underwater Snapshot Participation Prizes that will be drawn amongst all entrants irrespective of their shootout entry submissions. This is to encourage wide participation in the Underwater Snapshot without the 'I won't enter because I'm not good enough' fear.

The shooutout entry conditions and rules are now online and we have added a QUICK version where you can understand the procedure of participating in 30 seconds!

http://underwaterfestival.org/rules-entry-conditions/

Purchase you entry credits and T-Shirts at:

http://underwaterfestival.org/products/

Once you have your credits, you will see them appear in the 'My Festival' tab on the UF11 website. This is where you will upload your images to when the time comes. This will be active from 2 September to 18 September - images and video will have to be shot between the 2nd and the 11th of September

Hope to see your profile and registration soon and please let us know if anything in this process is not working, feels awkward, could be done better etc - your comments are very appreciated.

Tim and the rest of the Underwater Festival team

5th annual Underwater Festival™ - UF11 - The Australasia Challenge

HQ - Lot 1 Melaleuca Drive,
PO Box 1753,
Byron Bay,
NSW 2481,
Australia

Tel: +61-2-66809410
Mob: 0403 803 083
e-mail: info@underwaterfestival.org
WWW: http://underwaterfestival.org

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Contributed by Tim Hochgrebe added 2011-09-03

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