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NUPG announce 2018 Splash-In

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On Saturday 4th August the Northern Underwater Photography Group will be holding their annual Splash-In competition in North Wales. The NUPG welcome all underwater photographers to join in this fun event that brings together divers who love taking photos from all over the region.

Those taking part must take their underwater photos on the day anywhere in the region, as long as it is in the sea. They must then head to the Belle Vue Hotel in Bangor to hand in their best images and join in the judging.

The winner of each category will receive a trophy to keep and the overall winner will receive the coveted NUPG Splash-In Winners Trophy. Each category has been sponsored by underwater photography and diving businesses and the NUPG would like to thank them for their continued support. The categories and sponsors are:

Divers will be diving all around the North Wales area, including Anglesey, the Menai Strait and the Llyn Peninsular. To take part you need to register in advance of the day, and there will be a small entry fee when you submit your images on the day. You can then join in the fun and take on whatever challenges the weather might throw at you.

For more information please visit the NUPG for the rules of the 2018 splash-in and details on how to register, please click here

Nick and Caroline (Frogfish Photography) are a married couple of conservation driven underwater photo-journalists and authors. Both have honours degrees from Manchester University, in Environmental Biology and Biology respectively, with Nick being a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, a former high school science teacher with a DipEd in Teaching Studies. Caroline has an MSc in Animal Behaviour specializing in Caribbean Ecology. They are multiple award-winning photographers and along with 4 published books, feature regularly in the diving, wildlife and international press They are the Underwater Photography and Deputy Editors at Scubaverse and Dive Travel Adventures. Winners of the Caribbean Tourism Organization Photo-journalist of the Year for a feature on Shark Diving in The Bahamas, and they have been placed in every year they have entered. Nick and Caroline regularly use their free time to visit schools, both in the UK and on their travels, to discuss the important issues of marine conservation, sharks and plastic pollution. They are ambassadors for Sharks4Kids and founders of SeaStraw. They are Dive Ambassadors for The Islands of The Bahamas and are supported by Mares, Paralenz, Nauticam and Olympus. To find out more visit www.frogfishphotography.com

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Jeff chats to… Chloe Hurst, overall winner of the See You at the Sea Festival Film Competition (Watch Video)

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In this exclusive Zoom interview, Jeff Goodman, Scubaverse Editor-at-large, chats to Chloe Hurst, winner of the See You at the Sea Festival Film Competition.The See you at the Sea Festival was an online film festival created by young people, for young people.

Chloe’s film – Waves of Change – can be seen here:

Second in a series of six videos about the competition. Watch the first video HERE with Jenn Sandiford – Youth Engagement Officer with the Your Shore Beach Rangers Project and the Cornwall Wildlife Trust – to find out more about the Competition. Each day this week we will be sharing one video in which Jeff talks with the young contestants about their films and what inspired them.


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Marine Life & Conservation

Jeff chats to… Jenn Sandiford about the See You at the Sea Festival Film Competition (Watch Video)

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In this exclusive Zoom interview, Jeff Goodman, Scubaverse Editor-at-large, chats to Jenn Sandiford – Youth Engagement Officer with the Your Shore Beach Rangers Project and the Cornwall Wildlife Trust – about the See You at the Sea Festival Film Competition.

The See you at the Sea Festival was an online film festival created by young people, for young people.

In this first interview of six, Jenn tells us about the Festival and how it came about. In the following five interviews – one shared each day this week – Jeff talks with the young contestants about their films and what inspired them.


For more information please visit:

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