For the first time, photographers in Britain and Ireland will compete against each other to produce the most eye-catching images from the waters around the shores and within the inland lakes, quarries, rivers and even caves of the two islands.
Organised by the British Society of Underwater Photographers (BSoUP), the British and Irish Underwater Photography Championship (BIUPC) is a ground-breaking competition, open to images taken on any type of camera which is or can be waterproofed, ranging from action cameras, smart phones, tablets and pole-cams to the most expensive professional digital models.
Photographs taken anywhere in our islands over a 24hr period from 10pm on 4th September 2015 and submitted by the same time the next day will be eligible.
Categories will be separated by the sophistication of the cameras and also by the techniques involved – wide-angle and close-up. There will be a special category for the best newcomer.
The BSoUP competitions’ secretary Paul Colley declares that the aim is to showcase and recognise the talent that exists in the British and Irish underwater community. He believes that the images created will be a fantastic celebration of the diversity of marine life that exists around our shores and within our inland waters.
The major prize will be the Peter Scoones trophy, in honour of BsoUP’s late co-founder. A driving force in the creation and development of the Society, he was one of the great pioneers of underwater photography. You kind find out more at this link to the British & Irish Underwater Photography Championship or from Paul Colley, email@example.com and Joss Woolf, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo: Paul Colley