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Philippines UW Photo Competition - SNUPS 2011

Posted by Chris White on Sun, May 29, 2011 @ 04:55 PM

I want to share with everyone, this new Philippine underwater photogarphy initiative. I hope you will be able to take part.

Join the 1st SNUPS Philippine Competition – SPLASH-NUDI Underwater Photo Shootout - LEARN MORE ABOUT IT & REGISTER at www.snups.ph to join.

Dive and shoot in the Philippines at Anilao – May 20-24, Dauin – May 27-31 and Cebu – June 3-7, 2011 to win over USD 15,000 worth of underwater photo gear and many much more!

SNUPS is a yearly underwater photo and video competition. On its first year, it will take place in three unique locations around the Philippines, namely, Anilao (Batangas) known globally for having one of the most diverse species of nudibranchs and macro life, Dauin (Negros Oriental) known for the marine sanctuary of Apo Island and Cebu home of the thresher sharks (Malapascua, Moalboal & Tingo) and the sardine run (Moalboal).

As the center of marine biodiversity and located at the heart of the coral triangle, the Philippines is praised for being a world-class SCUBA diving paradise, providing a rich experience among underwater photographers and videographers.

It is the intention of SNUPS to be the anchor event for Philippine underwater imaging competitions with set standards on diver shooting etiquettes, pre & post dive proper handling of imaging gear by dive staff and photo-video diver friendly dive resorts. The results of the competition will showcase the splendor of our oceans, which will provide the opportunity for other divers and non-divers alike to gain awareness on the importance of environmental conservation.

Invevitably, it is also an event that aims to foster the development and recognition of one’s underwater photo or video talent that will provide a stepping-stone to further a career in underwater imaging.

SNUPS is a yearly underwater photo and video competition organized by Splash Underwater Imaging, Inc. The event is done in cooperation with the Network of Underwater Digital Imagers Inc. (NUDI), an underwater photography club based in Manila, Philippines.

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