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British Underwater Image Festival 2008

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newbuifposter.jpgFilm and photography entries are now being accepted for the 2008 British Underwater Image Festival (BUIF). Following on from two hugely successful years, the third British Underwater Image Festival returns to the Go Diving! show at the Birmingham NEC on 14 to 16 March 2008.

More than £12,500 worth of prizes are available to the winners in each of the competition’s nine categories.

PRINT CATEGORIES

THE SUUNTO OPEN CATEGORY
anything goes
FIRST: Suunto D9 with bracelet and transmitter, worth £1,150
SECOND: Suunto D9 with straps and transmitter, worth £1,020
THIRD: Suunto D6, worth £470

THE PADI DIGITAL UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHER CATEGORY
Images must have been taken with a digital compact camera
FIRST: £500 cheque
SECOND: £300 cheque
THIRD: £200 cheque

THE APEKS PORTFOLIO CATEGORY.
Six prints to be arranged in two rows of three
FIRST: Apeks XTX200 regulator, worth £448
SECOND: Apeks XTX50 regulator, worth £349
THIRD: Apeks XTX20 regulator, worth £235

THE SCUBAPRO YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHERS CATEGORY
Photographers must be 30 years of age or younger.
FIRST: Scubapro Galileo Sol computer, worth £869
SECOND: Scubapro Aladin Tec 2G computer, worth £395
THIRD: Scubapro Aladin Prime computer, worth £235

SPECIAL PRIZES

THE CANON BEST IMAGE OF SHOW
PRIZE: Canon EOS D-SLR worth over £1,000

THE SUUNTO BEST BRITISH IMAGE OF SHOW
PRIZE: Suunto D9 with bracelet and transmitter, worth £1,150.

DIGITAL DEPOT HOTSHOTS IMAGE OF THE YEAR
(chosen from the last 12 months Hot Shots and voted for by you on the web – www.divemagazine.co.uk).
PRIZE: Olympus 760 bundle with housing, worth £199

RULES FOR PRINT STILLS

Maximum of six prints per entrant per category (Suunto Open, PADI Digital and Scubapro Young Photographer).
Maximum of one entry per person for the portfolio category.
There is no entry fee.
Prints must be 10 inches x 7 inches or 10 inches x 8 inches with a border of at least 3mm on each edge, and will be mounted by DIVE
Portfolios must be six 5 inches x 7 inches with a border of at least 3mm on each edge, accompanied by a guide showing in which order they should be viewed, with three images on top and three on the bottom – again, they will be mounted by DIVE
All prints must be labeled on the reverse with photographer’s name, category, where the picture was taken and equipment used.

The official web page: http://www.divemagazine.co.uk/news/article.asp?UAN=4033&v=1&sp=

Send your entries with a completed entry form to:

DIVE Magazine
British Underwater Image Festival
One Victoria Villas,
Richmond,
Surrey,
TW9 2GW.

Download the BUIF Entry form in pdf here.

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