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OZTEK 2019 Photo Competition closes this week

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Prepare those images!

It’s just days before the Photo Competition closes on 31st January 2019.

The ever popular OZTek Underwater Photography Competition details are online, including the Nikon Dive shot of the Year.

There are incredible prizes to be won and the winners’ images will be printed and on display in the Scubapix Image Centre for everyone to admire. Plus images entered also appear on the website, Facebook and Instagram.

The OZTek2019 Underwater Photography Competition encourages entries from divers with an imagination, a camera and a willingness to share their discoveries and experiences with others. To see the prizes and registration details click here.

Tammy Gibbs. Winner of the 2018 Nikon Dive Portfolio

OZTek2019 will be held on Saturday March 16th & 17th, 2019 at Hall 4, International Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney.

Come for a few hours, a day or the whole weekend and you can:

  • Be inspired by Incredible Speakers
  • Learn at the Photography workshops held in the Scubapix Imaging Centre – workshops covering all the basics, including video (schedule releasing on the weekend)
  • Laugh experiencing your first cave dive at Tank Cave Virtual Reality – a dry run of one of Australia’s famous cave sites in Mount Gambier, SA.
  • Thanks to John Dalla-Zuanna and Wayne Johnson – real life cavers sharing their experiences.
  • Be amazed at the new technology, travel & equipment at the Dive, Travel, Training & Photography Show. Check out who’s going to be there.

For more information about OZTEK 2019 visit the website by clicking 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… Rowen Hemsley-Harding, third place 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 Rowen Hemsley-Harding, third place 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.

Rowan’s film – Ocean Art and Facts – can be seen here:

Fourth 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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NUPG Lockdown Best of…

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Usually the January NUPG meeting involves a guest judge coming to Manchester to talk through the very best images members had taken in the previous 12 months. However, this year, due to COVID19 restriction many of the members had not had the chance to dive. The NUPG committee decided to change the rules a little. So this year members judged a series of Best of the Century images online and were also invited to take part in a lockdown underwater bath tub category.

There were five categories for members to enter. Here are the winners of each…

British and Irish Close Up

Octopus in St Abbs Marine Reserve by Mike Clark

British and Irish Wide Angle

A Basking Shark off the coast of Cornwall by Nick Robertson-Brown

Overseas Close Up

A squid at night in the Lembeh Strait in Indonesia by Ken Byrne

Overseas Wide Angle

Hammerhead Sharks in the Red Sea by Justin Beevor

Under Bath Water

Lockdown fun in the tub by Caroline Robertson-Brown

The next NUPG meeting will be held on Monday 8th February and the guest speaker is John Bantin.

For more information on the NUPG please visit their website by clicking here.

Header image: Lionfish hunting in the Red Sea by John Spencer

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