Best Spot Azores 2016, Underwater Photo Contest

Best Spot Azores 2016
Beginning 01-07-2016
Ending 15-08-2016
Total Prize 1400 Euros
Photos 131
Photographers 13
Views 25594

Participants of Best Spot Azores 2016 underwater photo contest

Best Spot Azores 2016 underwater photo contest is now closed! Check out the winners! Congratulations if you are one of the awarded participants!

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The ocean is a mysterious world that encloses some of the most amazing wonders. Between the sea life, the environment and the diver are established great synergies. See, admire, keep in the memory and protect are some of Best Spot Azores PADI 5* goals. In this contest we want to see the beautifulness of the ocean as well as the human footprint. Everyone is welcome to share their underwater photos with us.

Categories of Best Spot Azores 2016 underwater photo contest

Which are the categories of Best Spot Azores 2016 underwater photo contest? Below, you will find the different categories, the sponsors and the information for each category of Best Spot Azores 2016 underwater photo contest. Choose the right category and share your own underwater photos with us!

Sponsors
Environmental Issues

Environmental Issues

All environmental issues’ photos, from pollution, to destruction, to bad practice that you can see in the ocean, can be added here. The ocean constitutes 70% of our planet although it is one of the parts we are less concerned about! Let’s sensitize to good practices on this mysterious world!

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Diver

Diver

The diver is itself the focus on this category. It’s relation with the ocean, the environment, always considering its protection, management and awareness.

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Macro

Macro

The macro and supramacro photos are some of the hardest and most rewarding for the photographer. But also constitute some of the most captivating to the observer.

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Fish

Fish

With a variety of colours, amazing shapes, in group or alone, in holes, rocks or mid water, fishes are one of the most appreciated organisms by divers. Choose the most amazing and beautiful photos and share them with us!

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Behaviour

Behaviour

Marine animals show different behaviours, and sometimes even awkward behaviour. Feeding, Predation, Reproduction, Competition or Symbiosis. Let “catch” the organisms unware and take a photo!

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Habitat

Habitat

Sandy bottoms, rocky walls, deep blue, caves and tunnels are some of the most recorded marine habitats. Gather the simple intvertebrates or the big predators, all in one click.

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Prizes of Best Spot Azores 2016 underwater photo contest

What prizes can I win by participating in Best Spot Azores 2016 underwater photo contest? Below, you will find the different prizes, the sponsors and the information for each prize of Best Spot Azores 2016 underwater photo contest.

Sponsors

A pack of 6 dives (Public Choice)

A pack of 6 dives worth EUR 240 will be awarded to the photographer of the best photo in the Public Choice category. The winning photo will be the one getting more votes from the public. The dives will be held on the island of São Miguel, Azores, Portugal on a date to be scheduled between the winner and the Best Spot Azores dive center.

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A pack of 6 dives (Environmental Issues Category)

A pack of 6 dives worth EUR 240 will be awarded to the photographer of the best photo in the Environmental Issues category. The winning photo will be the one that best shows an environmental problem or an environmental protection action. The dives will be held on the island of São Miguel, Azores, Portugal on a date to be scheduled between the winner and the Best Spot Azores dive center.

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A pack of 6 dives (Diver Category)

A pack of 6 dives worth EUR 240 will be awarded to the photographer of the best photo in the Diver category. The winning photo will be the one that best represents the interaction between the diver, the marine habitat and good diving practices. The dives will be held on the island of São Miguel, Azores, Portugal on a date to be scheduled between the winner and the Best Spot Azores dive center.

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A pack of 6 dives (Macro Category)

A pack of 6 dives worth EUR 240 will be awarded to the photographer of the best photo in the Macro category. The winning photo will be the one that best represents a detail or feature of a marine organism. The dives will be held on the island of São Miguel, Azores, Portugal on a date to be scheduled between the winner and the Best Spot Azores dive center.

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A pack of 6 dives (Fishes Category)

A pack of 6 dives worth EUR 240 will be awarded to the photographer of the best photo in the Fishes category. The winning photo will be the one that best represents these animals as marine organisms. The dives will be held on the island of São Miguel, Azores, Portugal on a date to be scheduled between the winner and the Best Spot Azores dive center.

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A pack of 6 dives (Behaviour Category)

A pack of 6 dives worth EUR 240 will be awarded to the photographer of the best photo in the Behaviour category. The winning photo will be the one that best represents a unique, different and mesmerizing behaviour. The dives will be held on the island of São Miguel, Azores, Portugal on a date to be scheduled between the winner and the Best Spot Azores dive center.

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A pack of 6 dives (Habitat Category)

A pack of 6 dives worth EUR 240 will be awarded to the photographer of the best photo in the Habitat category. The winning photo will be the one that shows the most uncharacteristic, colorful, populated, admirable habitat. The dives will be held on the island of São Miguel, Azores, Portugal on a date to be scheduled between the winner and the Best Spot Azores dive center.

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Rules of Best Spot Azores 2016 underwater photo contest

Which are the rules to participate in Best Spot Azores 2016 underwater photo contest? Below, you will find the conditions and rules that all participants have to respect to participate in Best Spot Azores 2016 underwater photo contest.

Rules

  1. The contest is open to everyone as long as it LIKE Best Spot Azores PADI 5*  facebook page
  2. The participation on the contest is free
  3. All users that Like Best Spot Azores PADI 5*  Facebook page are allowed to vote in each category best photo
  4. All photos must be associated to Best Spot Azores PADI 5*
  5. The judges will choose the winning photos from the 20 most voted photos of each category
  6. Each participant will receive only one prize. The participants that receive more than one prize, will receive the highest valued prize.
  7. Each participant can only submit 3 photos per category


Photo Rules

  1. The submitted photos can already be part of the user’s gallery, being only necessary to associate it with the contest.
  2. The submitted photos must belong to the author and must not violate third parties author rights.
  3. The same photo can not be submitted in more than one category.
  4. The photos will be used in a exhibition in the end of the contest.
  5. Photos from all around the world will be accepted.


Author’s Rights

  1. The photos submitted to the contest can be used by Best Spot Azores PADI 5* and by Skaphandrus, with attribution, as a tool to promote the contest in several media.
  2. The photos that are used for other purposes require the author’s permission.

Judges of Best Spot Azores 2016 underwater photo contest

Who will be responsible for the election of the best photos? Below, you will find a presentation of the judges who will vote and select the best photos participating in Best Spot Azores 2016 underwater photo contest!

Jose Manuel N Azevedo

Jose Manuel N Azevedo

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Luis Alberto Miguens

Luis Alberto Miguens

Since childhood connected to activities related to the sea, the marine world has always fascinated me and for that Jacques-Yves Cousteau contributed greatly with the award-winning documentary "The Silent World." In 2000 I decided to take my first diving... Read more

Nuno Sá

Nuno Sá

Nuno Sá is a professional photographer living in the Azores for the last 10 years, specialized in marine wildlife photography. He has 6 published books and is a regular contributor to several national and international magazines, including National Geographic... Read more

Bruno Sérgio

Bruno Sérgio

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Sponsors of Best Spot Azores 2016 underwater photo contest

Who are the sponsors of Best Spot Azores 2016 underwater photo contest? Below, you will find the sponsors and their prizes for the winners of Best Spot Azores 2016 underwater photo contest.

Best Spot - Azores Nature

Best Spot - Azores Nature

We are the only 100% AWARE and 5* Dive Resort in the Azores that has first goal the client satisfaction and safety always focused in oceans protection and conservation. We love what we do so it´s easy for us to make your holidays even more special. We love the ocean and all the nature that we have in our paradise islands. We have a long experience with tourism and our staff is all the time getting in new training to give you all that you need.

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