Covid-19 Effects on our Club/Diving

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A message from our President

Dear Nautili,

We had an online emergency committee tonight re Covid-19 via Zoom. An interesting experience, with new rules of communication, and underwater sign language proved to be handy. And I would like to share with all of you the main issues we discussed tonight:

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic

  1. Diving: All dive operators have ceased operations for the next 2 months. We can’t predict the future but we expect that diving might not be possible for quite some time. Darren will keep close contact with the operators and as soon it is safe and feasible to dive again, you will be the first to know. 
  2. All overseas trips are in the process of being cancelled or deferred.  Australia’s borders are closed and we don’t know for how long, but expect quite some time. Akiko has been keeping all  members who are affected by this up to date. No new overseas trips will be planned at this stage. 
  3. The Underwater Photo-competition 2020 has been cancelled. We are all very sorry we had to make this decision but we did not see a way to pull it off.  We hope that we can organise the Photo-competition again in 2021 – we will keep you updated.
  4. Club-meetings – all physical club-meetings are cancelled until further notice. We are thinking of ways to organise other means to keep in contact and keep our dive appetites wetted. If you have suggestions or contributions, please share
  5. Newsletter – self-isolation and writing articles or sending in items, photos, stories, news for the Newsletter go very well together. Please send in your contributions to editor@nautilus-scuba.net

If you have any questions or suggestions, or wish to share information  with members, let us know. 
It is on us as a community to help each other and get each other through these rough times. 

Stay safe and keep each other safe. 

Warm wishes,
Jannemieke,

Nautilus Scuba Club President
Email: president@nautilus-scuba.net 

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WE NEED YOUR HELP :)

Hi Nautili,
We are looking for a few members to help out on the committee. The club is run by volunteers and we need your help to run the club well.

Can’t commit to the whole year? No worries.
Sometimes we just need a couple extra hands for certain events. Help us plan an event, help us plan a trip (maybe somewhere you want to go) or help us cook the BBQ on occasion, take out the chairs and rubbish or pick up Pizza’s for the Club Meetings.  

At the moment we have Committee members doing multiple roles and they would really appreciate a hand. We also have long term committee members who are stepping down. They have put a lot of work in over the years to simplify processes so stepping into their role would be quite easy. 

Available Roles:

  • Newsletter Editor (creating and distributing our quarterly newsletter) Contact editor@nautilus-scuba.net for more info
  • Photo Comp Sub Committee Members. Our current photo comp committee members will be stepping down after the 2020 event. So to continue our annual event we need a Photo Editor, Photo Comp co-ordinator, Catering co-ordinator and general members to help out. 
  • Contact secretary@nautilus-scuba.net
  • Social Events Co-Ordinator. At the moment we don’t have a permanent committee member looking after this role so if you would love to plan some social gatherings for our club members please contact us. 
  • Contact secretary@nautilus-scuba.net

Please find the list of role descriptions here

If you can help us please email me secretary@nautilus-scuba.net or Jannemieke president@nautilus-scuba.net for more info!

The committee meets once a month on second Wednesday of each month. 

Thank you, we look forward to hearing from you.

Kind Regards,

Kirrily

Nautilus Secretary 19/20

 

 

2020 Photo Comp Rules & Entry Form

Hi All,

Next year the club will be holding a 3 week Exhibition of our Underwater Photo Competition at the TANKS for the wider community to enjoy & the Awards Night will be held on the final night of the exhibition.

Here are the updated rules for next years Underwater Photo Competition. We encourage you to read these as they are different to last year.

2020 UPC RULES

2020 UPC ENTRY FORM

Some of the main changes include:

  • Closing date for entries is 15th April
  • Award night will be Thursday 11th June
  • We have further defined the GBR category to “The beauty of the GBR”.

With the success of this years event, we expect next years to be even bigger so we need your help. Let us know if you can Volunteer on the Photo Comp Sub Committee. Even if you can just help us set it up! We would really appreciate it. Email us @ secretary@nautilus-scuba.net

Kind Regards, 

Peter, Phil, Kirrily 

 

2019 Underwater Photo Comp Newsletter

WOW What a night!

This was our biggest year yet, with the most entries and a record crowd at the Exhibition night held at The Tanks on 26th June.

Click image to view the newsletter with all the entries and results

2019 Photo Comp Categories

This year, we’ve changed things up a bit, please see categories below

Digital SLR: which includes mirror-less cameras with interchangeable lenses

Compact Cameras: are defi­ned as mirror-less cameras with a ­fixed non interchangeable lens.

Open/Macro: This category can be entered by DSLR and Compact cameras.

Entrants can only submit 3 images each. Any image that shows a smaller angle of view than the human eye (35mm focal length). As a guideline, macro subjects are generally 6 inches across or smaller. Images that have been excessively cropped to create a macro shot will be discarded.

Open/Portrait: This category can be entered by DSLR and Compact cameras.

Entrants can only submit 3 images each. A portrait shot usually focuses on 1 subject. It could be a full body shot, or for example just focus on just the face/head, or perhaps one subject against a backdrop of many but the main subject should occupy at least 60% of the frame

Open/Wide Angle: This category can be entered by DSLR and Compact cameras.

Entrants can only submit 3 images each. Any image that shows a wider angle of view than the human eye (35mm focal length), close-focus wide angle photos are permitted but split images are not accepted for this category and should be entered in the relevant Portfolio Category. .

Open/Behaviour: This category can be entered by DSLR and Compact cameras.

Entrants can only submit 3 images each. Any image that shows natural behaviour of an underwater animal, * behaviour that is deemed to be manufactured by human intervention will not acceptable. (i.e. shark feeds, puffed puffer­fish).

Life on the reef, Great Barrier Reef only: This category can be entered by DSLR and Compact cameras.

Entrants can only submit 3 images each. Images in this category can only be from an area that includes the SS Yongala and waters that include reefs from Townsville to Lizard Island which also includes the Coral Sea Reefs, Flinders, Holmes, Flora, Bouganville and Osprey.

Compact Camera Portfolio: This category can only be entered by owners of a compact camera. Entrants should submit 5 (fi­ve) images that demonstrate a range of skills, i.e. macro, portrait and wide angle, over and under images. Images in this category may not be entered in any other category.

DSLR Camera Portfolio: This category can only be entered by owners of a DSLR/Mirroless camera. Entrants should submit 5 (­five) images that demonstrate a range of skills, i.e. macro, portrait and wide angle, over and under images. Images in this category may not be entered in any other category.

Photo Competition Entry Form

Click on image below to get your entry form

2019 Photo Comp Rules

The 2019 Nautilus Scuba Club Underwater Photo Competition is fast approaching.

All Club Members are invited to enter, so start sorting or taking pictures & save the date!

This year there is a change in the categories which will allow each member to enter more classes. The full categories and rules are set out below. In summary the changes are:

  • Macro, wide angle, portrait and Behaviour will all be open categories
  • A new Category “Life on the Reef” will be restricted to photos taken on the Great Barrier Reef.
  • Two new “Portfolio” categories have been introduced where members can showcase their skills across the range of categories.

The entries will be collected in by midnight on the 31st of May and sent away for Judging. Results and exhibition of prints will be on Wednesday 26th June at a venue to be decided. More info to be advised

Competition rules and entry form are attached below:

Conditions of Entry

 

 

Special Edition Newsletter – Underwater Photo Comp

This special edition newsletter has been put together by Phil & Peter to share our wonderful Photo Comp night held on 27th June 2018

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Winners 2013

The winning photos of 2013 have been displayed in a PDF file.

Click HERE to see the winners of 2013.

Winners 2012