OWU And DEEP Indonesia 2015
The Underwater Competition Series is back for its tenth year. The series is a joint activity between Our Underwater World (OWU) and Deep Indonesia, each have their own established competitions. The Our Underwater World has three shows and the winner of its competition will be unveiled at their World of Water CHICAGO Dive & Travel Expo on February 21, 2015. DEEP and EXTREME Indonesia 2015 will be held over four days beginning on Thursday, April 16th, 2015, the contest winner will be announced on the second day of the event. DEEP Indonesia is a signature component of Indonesia's prestigious diving, adventure travel and extreme sports expo. The growth of the diving and water sports industry in Indonesia demonstrates a noticeable improvement in people's lifestyles. Entry requirements and submissions procedures for the contest will be posted on 16 December 2014 on the Our Underwater World website and on Deep Indonesia site .
In a joint statement, organizers Matt Weiss and Eric Cheng said:
"Our World Underwater and DEEP Indonesia have reached an impressive milestone, and we're immensely proud to be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the series, with over half a million dollars worth of prizes over the last decade! These premier competitions showcase the wonderful talent in underwater photography from all over the world, and we're looking forward to seeing another round of superb images this year."
This year the awards will exceed $90,000 in cash and other prizes. The event has been organized by the founders DivePhotoGuide.com and Wetpixel.com, two of the Internet's leading underwater imaging websites. Both events follow the Conservation Rules established by EPIC®. Marine life should never be stressed or endangered for the sake of a photo. Conservation rules will apply to all entries, and decisions will be final.
The Our World Underwater international underwater photography and video competition has become known as the "Superbowl" of underwater imaging events. Our World-Underwater is one of the largest consumer dive shows in the US. OW-U offers the public an opportunity to meet industry professionals. The weekend is full of educational workshops, seminars, film festivals and manufacturers repair clinics. Each OUR WORLD-UNDERWATER show hosts two huge film festivals, one Friday night and another Saturday evening. Many industry professional got their start at these festivals. There are over 200 booths for people to enjoy, displaying many travel destinations, equipment manufacturers and Midwest dive centers. OW-U is a great place to spend a weekend. The competition celebrates and highlights both art of underwater photography as well as the beauty of the ocean.
Those wishing to see winning images from previous years may go the events website.