2021 Underwater Photo Competition

The 2021 Underwater Photo Competition is fast approaching.

This year, for the first time, the competition will take the form of a 3 week exhibition at the Tanks Art Centre open to the public.

The exhibition will run from the 28th May to the 20th of June. The Awards night will be on the 16th of June and will replace the June Club meeting.

There are no changes to the rules or entry form from the 2020 competition which we had to cancel due to Covid restrictions. Find the rules and entry forms here:

Rules
Entry Form

Critical Dates

Closing date for Images to be submitted is Thursday 15th April 2021 at Midnight.

Images submitted should be taken between January 2019 and April 2021.

Entrants who submit entries that are incorrectly named or incorrectly sized will be informed by email and will have 24 hours to correct their mistake and re-submit their entry.

Cost of entry is $35 per entrant (for one or twenty images).

Happy snapping!!

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

Winners 2011

Winners Compact Camera

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Winners SLR Camera