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Shades of Colour

Underwater Photo Competition

SEAFANZ is New Zealand’s premier digital underwater photographic society and serves as a local meeting place for beginner and experienced underwater photographers. Monthly show and tell meetings are held where members gather in an informal atmosphere to become enthused, swap ideas, learn, further their skills and display their underwater images. In addition, SEAFANZ aims to foster and promote an awareness and interest in our marine environment. More information on SEAFANZ can be found on their website: www.seafanz.net by contacting Colin (09) 410 3881 or emailing colin@seafanz.net

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CATEGORIES AND PRIZE INFORMATION

Advanced Category
Winner will receive: Ikelite Gift Voucher for $100. If a Highly Commended (Runner-up) is awarded he/she will receive an Ikelite Gift Voucher for $75. This category is open to anyone but especially those who have previously won the Novice category and/or sold your work.

Novice Category
Winner will receive: Ikelite Gift Voucher for $75. If a Highly Commended (Runner-up) is awarded he/she will receive an Ikelite Gift Voucher for $50. Entrants in this category should ideally not sold their work and be fairly new to photography. Important: If you have won the Novice Category twice then you must upgrade to entering the Advanced Category, ie. you are ineligible to continue entering the Novice Category. You cannot split your entries between the two categories.

 

 

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Competition Judges

Colin Gans , Iain Anderson and Andy Belcher

Current competition for Seafanz Photo Comp

Sorry but our photo upload mechanism has been taken offline. We hope to have this function up and running very soon.

Please can you email a copy of your photo to: sophie@seatech.co.nz

Subject line: S of C comp.

Plus the normal info such as:

Photo Details:

Image Name:

Entry Name:

Country / State:

Email Address:

Entry Date:

Image Location:

Photographic Equipment Used:

Image Details:

Thanks for entering and your patience during this technical transition.

Rgs, Dave Moran.

Rules
  1. Images should be in good taste with respect for the environment (no harming of wildlife).
  2. Images must be taken underwater (either fully or at least partially submerged) with a digital or film camera.
  3. Images with watermarks cannot be judged. Remember that the judges are judging blind so putting your name on an image effectively disqualifies you!
  4. You must own the copyright and must have taken the image you submit.
  5. You may edit or enhance your images with a view to improving their quality while maintaining a natural appeal; any manipulation should be noted in your comments.
  6. Uploaded photos should be of highest quality 640 pixels in the longest dimension. Larger images will be resized and we recommend keeping file sizes less than 1.5MB to reduce problems when uploading. For winning images we may request a higher quality version for print.
  7. If you have any queries or need to alter an entry, email sophie@seatech.co.nz
  8. You can upload a maximum of three photos per contest; there is no entry fee.
  9. Important: If you have won the Novice Category twice then you must upgrade to entering the Advanced Category, ie you are ineligible to continue entering the Novice Category. You cannot split your entries between the two categories.
  10. Please complete your contact details accurately so we may contact you if you win.
  11. Please indicate if you wish to be added to the SEAFANZ mailing list for future announcements and meeting reminders.
  12. Permission to publish your entry in Dive New Zealand/Dive Pacific magazines and in the digital magazine copy at www.zinio.co.nz or on the Dive New Zealand or SEAFANZ website in relation to the competition is assumed but no entry will be sold or used for purposes outside of the competition and its future promotion without the express permission of the entrant.
  13. Images submitted can be used without notification and free of any charges when used for promotional purposes by Sea Tech Ltd in their promotions for Ikelite products.

  14.  Images submitted can be used without notification and free of any charges within the magazine for educational/photographic tutorials on enhancing an image that did not win but could have been in the winning mix if the photographer had done a few thing differently, eg angle of shot, composition, lighting, post computer refining, etc.
  15. Previous issues winning images are available for viewing online.
  16. You have to be in to win; the competition and prizes will not grow if you don’t participate and best of all, it’s free so have fun and good luck!