Upcoming Photo Shootouts Total $200,000 in Prizes

Four shootouts around the world during the next two months offer a total of $200,000 in prizes for underwater photographers
By Scott Gietler

Upcoming Photo Shootouts Total $200,000 in Prizes

Get your cameras ready & sharpen your skills for these fantastic events!








Monterey ShootoutMonterey Shootout:The 30th Annual Monterey shootout held by Northern California Underwater Photography Society September 9th-11th in Monterey, California. The shootout includes a film festival, shooting competition, seminars and more. Entry fee is $70-$85 USD for 6 entries.


World ShootoutEpson World Shootout: This shootout has been extended to last for the entire month of August!  Categories include Dive Destination Portfolio, Wide-Angle, Macro & Super-Macro, Ship or Plane Wreck (Black & White), Underwater Environmental Conservation, Fresh Water, and Amateur. You can take photos anywhere in the world. Hurry, registration ends July 30! Entry fee is $65 USD for 3 entries in a single category.


SoCal ShootoutSoCal Shootout: Bluewater Photo is hosting its 1st Annual Photo SoCal Shootout contest in Southern California. The contest includes $16,000 in prizes and underwater photographers are eligible by diving from boat or beach south of Point Conception to the Mexican border. The contest is open all day September 16th-18th for shooting. Entry fee is $40 USD for 8 entries.


Australasia ChallengeAustralasia Challenge:  The 5th Underwater Festival™ 2011 (UF11) will be the biggest one yet. With the tagline 'The Australasia Challenge' it will incorporate an Australasia-wide simultaneous photo and video shootout competition like no other with over $100,000 in prizes.  Mark these days in your calendar - you have 10 days to shoot - from the 2nd to the 11th of September 2011. Entry fee is $55 USD for 5 images, $11 for each additional.


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