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Cairns Underwater Photo Competition
Cairns Underwater Film Festival is a celebration of underwater photography and filmmaking. The festival combines an underwater film and photo competition (which focuses on the rich and diverse beauty of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea) with a film festival showcasing underwater imagery from around the world.
Run by a team of passionate volunteers the festival screens a combination of local and international talent, giving filmmakers a chance to showcase their talent in the only Australian festival of its kind. The Cairns Underwater Film Festival delights those who love to explore the underwater world, appreciate nature and have a passion for world-class imagery.
All profits from the film festival will be donated back to the community through selected volunteer organisations, scientific research, conservation groups and charities.
The festival is made possible by generous local, national and international sponsors.
Cairns is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea and the Cairns Underwater Film Festival and Photo Competition is a celebration of the beautiful underwater world.
INTERNATIONAL CATEGORIES – $10 PER IMAGE ENTERED.
1. Best of World – Your best images from around the world.
2. Creative – Your best creative images from around the world (PS manipulation allowed).
GREAT BARRIER REEF + CORAL SEA CATEGORIES – $45.00 – MAXIMUM 3 IMAGES PER CATEGORY (15 IMAGES IN TOTAL)
3. Compact Macro – Close up using compact camera system.
4. Compact Wide – Wide Angle using a compact camera system.
5. Wide Angle Nature – Celebrating the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea
6. Macro – Celebrating the little guys.
7. Diver(s) – Scuba divers & Snorkelers in harmony with the reef
8. Young Photographer ($10.00 per image) – An opportunity for under 16′s to show off best underwater photos.
Contest Prize & TERMS
Only images in digital format are accepted (High resolution JPEG), Images should be sized 2000 pixels on their longest dimension and a maximum file size of 5MB. For correct colour reproduction we recommend participants use the Adobe RGB 1998 colour space. Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.
COPYRIGHT: By entering an image in this competition the entrant agrees the image, in its entirety, is a single work of original material taken by the entrant and the entrant has all rights over the image(s). USAGE RIGHTS: The photographer agrees that their images can be used in association with the promotion of the Cairns Underwater Film Festival. When used for promotional purposes the photographers name will be mentioned.
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