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Aphrodite Cyprus 2009 - ResultsJune 11, 2009 - 11:39 am
Winners are announced in all 6 Competition Categories

Aphrodite 2009, the  underwater competition sponsored by the Cyprus Tourism Organization, has announced the winners. The competition, whcih took place in Larnaka during the fisrst week of June gave the winners 17,000 Euro in cash, expensive underwater photography equipment, luxurious diving vacations and more.

The Amateurs Category - Stefan Horvath, Germany
The Zenobia - 5 Best Images - Patrick Neumann, Germany
Life on the Zenobia - Best Singular Entry - Paula Faiferman from Argentina
The Environmental Conservation Advertising Campaign - Best 5 Images - Ronny Fogelman from Israel
The Cyprus Video Clip Category - Addie Reiss and Meni Philip from Israel
The Fashion & Nudity Category - 5 Best Images - Sharon Rainis from Israel
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Gino Rosiers (Belgium) wins the Grand prix at PAF Tachov 2009May 27, 2009 - 2:24 pm
This was the 31st edition of the International Festival of Underwater Photography, Films and Childrens Artwork

PAF Tachov Festival 2009The Belgian film maker Gino Rosiers took the Grand Prix of the 31st edition of the International Festival of Underwater Photography, Films and Childrens Artwork - PAF Tachov. The Grand Prix was given to Mr. Rosiers for his movie 'Insects of the Sea'. Awards were given in three other Film categories.
In the the Underwater photography part of the competition the participants submitted works in 10 categories.

The PAF Tachov festival took place between 21st and  24th of May, 2009 at the Community Centre 'M??e' in Tachov


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2009 BLUE Awards Competition finalists announcedMay 15, 2009 - 8:58 pm
More than 200 entries were submitted by the deadline.

BLUE Ocean Film Festival 2009The Blue Awards announced the shortlist of finalists in the first edition of the Savannah underwater film competition.
The organizers received over 200 entries in the 15 competition categories, which made the twelve judges work overtime to come up with a shortlist of 65 titles.

The festival was founded by Dr. Sylvia Earle, widely recognized as one of the world's most influential ambassadors for the oceans. It consists of two major events: Industry Event - as a global gathering of documentary filmmakers and Festival Event - festival events for the general public.
According to the organizers the participants will be able to network with leading commissioners, filmmakers, researchers and conservation leaders, focused on honoring and promoting ocean films. The event is a venue designed for sharing insights on underwater wildlife filmmaking & photography, ocean conservation, deep-sea exploration and the pursuit of scientific discovery.

BLUE Ocean Film Festival

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Call For Entries: Six days only left for submissions to the PAF TachovApril 17, 2009 - 11:44 am
The PAF Tachov Festival of underwater photography and films selebrates its 31st year!

Only 6 days are left untill the deadline (22 April) for submission of fotographs and films to the 31st edition of the PAF Tachov Festival of Underwater Photography, Films and Children's Artwork.

The Festival will take place in Tachov, Czech Republic, from 21st May To 24th May, 2009. PAF Tachov is open to all amateur and professional underwater photographers and videographers.

Original works will be accepted in five main categories:
The submission rules can be found here.


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Call For Entries: Greeka Greece and Greek Islands Amateur ContestApril 16, 2009 - 10:25 am
The Greeka online contest accepts any photos of Greece and the Greek Islands

The Greeka website organizes for a 2nd year an amateur photo contest with main subject Greece and Greek Islands. According to organizers, they do the contest just for fun which determins also the very light contest rules.
In order to participate you just have to be a registred member of the Greeka website and to upload your photos. The participation is free. The organizers believe that photography is meant to capture a moment, convey a feeling, or tell a story and that it is erroneous to believe that in order for a photo to be effective or artistic it must have formal composition, ideal lighting or, and most importantly, be taken by a professional. As a matter of fact photos taken by professionals profiting from their work won't be taken into account!
The only other rule is - no photo composition (patchwork) done with editing software.

The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2009.


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Call For Entries: British Wildlife Photography AwardsApril 15, 2009 - 1:22 pm
The competition features a special Coast and marine category

The British Wildlife Photography Awards celebrate and recognise the talents of photographers of all nationalities practicing in the UK while, at the same time, highlighting the great wealth and diversity of the natural history of the British Isles.

Of special interest to the underwater photographers is the 'Coast and marine' category, sponsored by the WWF-UK. The category is looking for an imaginative photograph that reveals the behaviour of marine animals or creates a sense of place or occasion. Marine animals near the sea, underwater, at the sea shore and coastal zone, only will be considered.

The deadline for submitting your entries is July 31, 2009. Entrants must submit minimum of 3 images per category. The entrance fee for up to 3 images is £10.00.


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Aphrodite Cyprus 2009 Shootout - Larnaka, June 1-6April 9, 2009 - 8:31 pm
Less than two months left!

Aphrodite Cyprus 2009

There are less than two months left before the the "Aphrodite" Underwater Photography Competition. The event will take place in Larnaka, Cyprus between June 1 and 6, 2009. The Aphrodite Shootout is open to both amateur and professional photographers, shooting with film or digital cameras.
Selected categories are open to competitors such as:

 1. The Zenobia – best 5 images
 2. Life at the Zenobia – best singular entry
 3. Environmental Conservation Advertising Campaign – best 5 images
 4. Fashion & Nudity (in the memory of Mike Portelly) – best 5 images
 5. Amateurs Category
 6. Cyprus Video Clip Category


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