Nov 27-30, 2014 2nd Anilao Underwater Photo Competition Festival, 第二屆阿尼洛國際水下攝影比賽
October 22, 2014
2014/11/27-11/30 第二屆阿尼洛國際水下攝影比賽 2nd Anilao Underwater Photo Competition Festival Yorko很榮幸將續任評審，有興趣的水攝高手們，快來參加吧！活動詳情如下：
The Philippines has long been a world renowned diving destination. Its location at the apex of the Coral Triangle has made it the epicentre of marine biodiversity, with an abundant and diverse concentration of marine life.
Home to the best dive sites in the world such as Anilao in Batangas, that is arguably one of the richest macro diving destinations in the world and a dream dive spot for underwater photographers. Anilao has one of the highest concentrations of diverse marine life on the planet, including over 90% of the coral species, rich reefs and a staggering number of small fish and unexpected critters and nudibranchs around every corner.
As the period from October to May is considered as the best diving season in Anilao, it is high time that the Philippines capitalizes on its strengths as a dive destination, at the same time provide maximum exposure to our key markets by staging a high impact international dive event.
Department of Tourism of the Philippines organized a 2nd Dive festival for the UW Photographers from Nov. 27 to 30 2014
This event is open to all the uw photographers with 2 (Compact and DSLR) divisions.
Prizes will be over 30,000 Us$ value of dive and photo goods and vouchers
1. Ken Thongpila (Austrailia) Founder of UWMP group
2. Mike Bartick (USA) UWphotographyguide.com
3. Mimmo Roscigno (Italy) Dive photo journalist
4. Scott Gutsy Tuazon (Philippines) Squires Bingham Sports
5. Yorko Summer (Taiwan) Underwater Photographer and dive travel journalist
** Competition Mechanics **
A. Competition Classes
Open Class: Open to all participants using any kind of camera of their choosing. Published and professional photographers are automatically placed in Open Class.
Compact Class: Exclusive for participants using compact cameras without interchangeable lenses. DSLR, Mirrorless and Micro 4/3 cameras are not allowed.
1. Macro/SuperMacro Photography: Any close up photo of any underwater subject using macrolenses and/or close up lenses.
2. Marine Behavior: Any photograph shot to display specific behavior of marine life underwater.
3. Nudibranch Portrait: Profile photos of any specie of nudibranchs, sea slugs. Flat worms are not included.
4. Crustacean Portrait: Profile photos of any specie of crustaceans (shrimps, crabs, lobsters etc.)
5. Portfolio (DOT photographer of the year): The winner will be judged based on the four main categories mentioned above.
Every category for every class will have 3 winners: Best, Second, and Third Prize. There will be a total of 30 awards.
** Each participant can only win once in the 4 main categories (portfolio not included). The winner will automatically get the highest prize. Portfolio Category winners can win one other category prize.
D. Competition Mechanics
The competition is open to all local and international, amateur and professional photographers. Each participant can only compete in one class, either Open or Compact. Each participant can submit a maximum of 4 photos, one in each category. Only photos taken on the shootout dates (November 27-29, 2014) are eligible. Only photos taken in Anilao (Mabini-Tingloy) are eligible. Images must be taken in Open Water. Photos taken in artificial environments such as aquariums and pools are not eligible. All organizing bodies, including DOT representatives, judges, and volunteers are disqualified to join the competition. The judges’ decisions are final.
E. Conservation and Underwater Conduct
The competition will uphold the strictest standards in respect for marine life and will tolerate zero marine life handling. Any photo submitted displaying the following would automatically be disqualified: Divers exhibiting destructive contact to marine environment. Animals visibly stressed. Animals in unnatural environments. Animals being fed by divers. Any form of contact by divers to marine life.
F. Post Processing
Post processing will be allowed for this competition with the following guidelines: Minimal image manipulation (sharpening, color correction, removal of back scatters) is allowed. Maximum of 10% cropping is allowed. Masking, healing, and cloning are not allowed. Original RAW, JPEG files will be required as reference to the finished photograph.
G. File Entry Format
Competitors should submit both original and processed photos. Original Photos should be submitted in original filename (RAW or JPG). Processed Photos should be in jpg and renamed in below format
In submitting an entry, the participant, as owner of the photograph, grants DOT the use of his entry or entries, no more than two (2)years from Awarding Ceremonies for promotion of the competition in printed,slide show, video, and web page formats, and for non-profit educational purposes. Copyright will be retained by the participant and recognition will begiven.
Model releases will be the responsibility of the photographer.
All participants are required to register at Aiyanar Beach and Dive Resort prior to shooting. Registration can be made everyday from November 27-29, 2014, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Cameras to be used for the duration of competition must be presented during registration.
Entries are accepted everyday from November 27-29, 2014, 8:00a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Aiyanar Beach and Dive Resort Deadline of submission is at 10:00 a.m of November 30, 2014.
Awarding ceremony and farewellparty will be at Aiyanar Beach and Dive Resort