Contest opens for underwater pictures

| 10/07/2012

underwater-photographer-jobs.jpg(CNS): Cayman’s private sector tourism body is looking for underwater photographers to enter their work into this year’s Underwater Photography Competition which forms’ part of the annual Underwater Film Festival. CITA said its photography competition is open to anyone — professional or amateur, local or visitor — who wishes to submit photos to be considered in the contest but the pictures must be taken here in Cayman. Internationally renowned professional photographer Cathy Church will be leading a panel of judges to determine the winners. Winners will be announced at Festival in November with prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in five areas.

Contestants can submit pictures under the following categories Cayman Wrecks, Turtles,
Critter/Macro, Scenic, which cannot include turtles, stingrays and/or wrecks and Creative which offers an opportunity for advanced photo editing by 12 noon EST on Monday, 29 October.

The rules and regulations can be found on the entry form at www.cita.ky/photocompetition.

Each first place winner will receive a $250 Camana Bay gift card. Second place winners will each receive a $150 Camana Bay gift card and third place winners will each receive a $100 Camana Bay gift card.

Other prizes for winning photographs include Caybrew beer and the winning images printed on canvas by Cathy Church. All winning photos will be exhibited at both the International Underwater Film Festival and Camana Bay for the month following the Film Festival.

In addition, a ‘Best in Show’ award will be given to one of the first place photos as an overall best of the best. This grand prize winner will receive a trip on the Aggressor Fleet to a location of their choice Cayman, Belize, Turks & Caicos or the Carib Dancer in the Bahamas.

The ‘Best in Show’ prize is valued at $2,695, and includes accommodation, diving, air, weights, weight belts, all meals and snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, local beer and wine.

For more information on the Underwater Photography competition, contact CITA at info@cita.ky or 345.949.8522

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