The Great Northern Dive Show NUPG Open Print Competition 2018


This image by Caroline Robertson-Brown was the Overall Overseas Winner in the 2017 competition.

After two successful years, the Northern Underwater Photography Group will again be running a print competition at the Great Northern Dive Show being held on the 17th and 18th February 2018 at Emirates Old Trafford.

Entry to the competition is free and open to anyone. You may enter up to four A4 size prints in total, with no more than two in any of the four categories. The categories will be UK Macro, UK Wide-angle, Overseas Macro and Overseas Wide-angle. All images must have been taken underwater, aquarium images will not be allowed. Images should have been taken in the previous year, i.e. on or after 5th February 2017. Any images that are suspected to have involved handling or harassment of marine life in their creation will be disqualified. The category winners will be chosen by public vote over the two days of the show.The winner of each category will receive a Shark Trust shark adoption. Second and third place images will be announced with the winners. There will also be an Overall Winner for the two UK categories together and for the two Overseas categories together these will be chosen by independent judges during the show. All winners will be announced within a week of the show ending. As well as a Shark Trust Adoption there is an opportunity to go diving with FleetDive in Costa Brava Spain a Full Face Mask Try Dive at Vivian Quarry in North Wales up for grabs courtesy of Dutton Divers.  Full Face Masks can be useful in photography as you are able to direct the flow of bubbles from the mask when you are inverted and they offer a greater field of vision

Your entries should be marked on the back with just an arrow pointing at the top edge to show which way up the image should be displayed. Each image should have attached to it by a removable method (e.g. post-it note), your name and a number assigned for the image. On a separate piece of paper give your name, address, telephone number and email, plus a short description of each image (what it is of, where did you take it, what camera was used) with the number you assigned it.

Entries can be submitted by post to:
NUPG Photo Competition, 50 Cresswell Grove, Manchester M20 2NH. They must arrive by February 5th or be ineligible for entry. You can also submit entries by hand to an NUPG committee member in person or at the NUPG meetings on the 11th December and 8th January. We will not be able to return entries by post but they will be available to collect at subsequent NUPG monthly meetings. All personal details will not be passed on to third parties and will only be used to contact winners. Winners will be asked to provide a digital version of their images for publicity purposes and winning images may be published as part of the media coverage of the event.

In the event of more images being submitted than we can accommodate on the competition stand, images will be chosen by a panel of judges.

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