Monday, 2 July 2007

Wetpixel and DivePhotoGuide International Photo and Video Competition 2006 Winners

Wetpixel and DivePhotoGuide International Photo and Video Competition 2006 Winners and, in association with the DEEP Indonesia dive show in Jakarta, Indonesia, are proud to announce the winners of the 1st annual international photo competition. Photographers from around the world competed in seven categories for over $20,000 in prizes. Congratulations to all the winners!

The competition included themed categories, as well as a category for images that focus on conservation and the marine environment, one specifically for entries taken by compact digital cameras, and one specifically for Indonesia entrants.

Esteemed judges Eric Cheng ( ), Berkley White (Backscatter), and David Espinosa (Scuba Diver AustralAsia), selected winners. Winners are being announced here on, and will be exhibited during the rescheduled DEEP Indonesia show. Due to devastating flooding in Jakarta, the event was postponed.

Competitions such as this are not possible without the support of generous sponsors. Winners were awarded premium dive travel packages to some of the top photo destinations in the world, photo equipment, dive gear, signed books, DVD’s and more! Dive packages included trips to Sulawesi, South Africa, Vietnam, Bali, Palau, Philippines, Grand Cayman, The Red Sea, and Malaysia. Special offers from competition sponsors can be found on the competition website.

As a competition that celebrates the beauty and delicacy of our oceans and reefs, 15% of entry proceeds are donated to vital marine conservation efforts.

2007 Winners and Prizes


John “Chip” Scarlett
6-days diving in Malaysia at Layang Layang Resort