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Cameras Underwater - Sponsor of the BSoUP/DIVER Print Competition 2015 - 2018 and BIUPC 2015 and 2016

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BSoUP / DIVER Annual Print Competition 2020

Organised by the British Society of Underwater Photographers
in association with DIVER Magazine

DIVE SHOW, NEC Birmingham

24-25th October 2020 (postponed until further notice)

Deadline for entries is (postponed until further notice)

Once again we have again teamed up with DIVER Magazine to stage this major competition at the DIVE SHOW at the NEC, Birmingham. This year will build on the significant changes that were implemented last year and still deserve your attention. The major change is that only digital entries are needed - we will print 72 short listed images at A3 size and then display them at the Dive show for both a public vote and also a judge's choice of best in show. 

There is no need to print your submissions but there will be a modest entry fee to cover the cost of printing. The entry cost is £10 for BSoUP members and £15 for non-members.

This year there are just 2 categories (Overseas and British). There will no longer Advanced and Non-Advanced categories. However, this year there is a new mechanism to recognise newcomers to underwater photography (identified via the on the on-line registration and payment process).

You may enter a maximum of 4 images, but only 2 images per category are allowed.
All short-listed prints will be entered in the overall competition for the main trophy, to be chosen by a panel of judges. 

The public will vote for a winner in each of the two categories and each winner will receive a trophy. 
The best newcomer will receive a trophy.
The best of show will be selected by an independent panel of judges and receive the winner's trophy. 

Images entered must not have come first, second or third in a national or international competition, such as BSoUP's Open Portfolio, BSoUP's Beginners' Portfolio, BSoUP's BIUPC, St Abbs Splash-In, SAC Travel Club, U/W Photographer of the Year, Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Marine Conservation Society etc.
Please provide a jpeg file at your highest resolution. Adobe RGB 1998 is the preferred colour profile. Image files that are considered too small for printing at A3 size will be rejected.
Entries may be any format, portrait or landscape, at any aspect ratio (3:2. 4:3, 1:1 etc). Images will be printed within the overall space of an A3 size print that includes a border and caption.
Your name should appear in your entry submission. Also evident should be the entry category together with subject and location for each image entered.
BSoUP reserves the right to publish winning images both in the Society magazine and on its website. Winning images may also be used in future promotional material for the event royalty free, but copyright remains with the photographer.

The awards will be announced at the BSoUP November meeting, which takes place on Tuesday 17th November 2020 at 7.30 for 8.00 p.m. Meeting Room 3, Imperial College Union, South Kensington, London, SW7 2BB. See Directions for further details and maps. For those who cannot attend, the awards announcement will be live streamed , for which details will be published by BSoUP on its Facebook page.

Prior to submitting entries please complete your registration and payment (below to be inserted soon)

Upload images no later than 6th September 2020. Email your images to the dropbox folder (link will be inserted here soon)

Print Competition Entry
Your email address
Your Name and Status (Newcomer or Advanced)

BSoUP / DIVER Print Competition Winners  
(more recent results can be found in the competition galleries)  
Results 2017 Results 2012
Results 2016 Results 2011
Results 2015 Results 2010
Results 2014 Results 2009
Results 2013  

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