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R4 WESTPAPUA KAPOLDACUP 2016

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RAJA AMPAT UNDERWATER PHOTO CONTEST

Welcome to Raja Ampat, West Papua of Indonesia; The Centre of the Coral Triangle!

The Committee on behalf of Head of The Indonesian National Police Office in West Papua, and in Raja Ampat Region would like to welcome all participants to the R4 Raja Ampat Photo Contest. Thank you for your participation and may all the participant’s beautiful pictures would propel Raja Ampat’s underwater world brighter in the world’s map.

 

http://www.rajaampatdivephoto.com/

 

 

How to Submit Photos

Send Email to info(at)rajaampatdivephoto.com with Photo Attachement in JPG Format with Minimum Size of 2000 Pixels and under following file name: First Name_Last Name_Dive Site_Resort/LOB(Operator)_Photo Number.JPG

Sample: John_Smith_Kri Reef_Sorido Bay Resort_01.JPG

Rules and Conditions

Raja Ampat Underwater Photo Contest Rules
1. COMPETITION IS OPEN TO ALL DIGITAL CAMERAS.
2. PHOTOS SUBMITTED MUST CONSIST OF 50% OF THE PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN UNDER WATER AND ALL MUST BE FROM THE RAJA AMPAT REGION.
3. EACH PARTICIPANT IS ALLOWED TO SUBMIT A MAX OF 5 PHOTOS
4. ALL QUALIFYING PHOTOGRAPHERS ARE SUBJECT TO SUBMIT ADDITIONAL RAW MATERIALS UPON REQUEST BY THE COMMITTEE
5. PHOTOS ARE TO BE SUBMITTED IN JPG/JPEG (MINIMUM SIZE 2000 PIXEL) AND MUST HAVE EXIF INFORMATION AVAILABLE. (DETAILED CAMERA INFO).
6. LIMITED POST-PROCESSING IS ALLOWED IN TERMS OF COLOUR CORRECTION, LEVELS, CURVES, SATURATION, COLOUR BALANCE, CONTRAST AND CLEANING WITH TOOLS (STAMP TOOL). NOT ALLOWED: FRAMES, WATERMARK (ANY LETTER OR LOGO), AND CROPPING MORE THAN 20% OF THE ORIGINAL PHOTO SIZE.
7. SUBMITTED PHOTO NAME CONFIGURATION IS TO BE AS FOLLOWS:
FIRST_LAST NAME – DIVE SITE – RESORT/LOB (DIVE OPERATOR)- NUMBER OF PHOTO. JPG
SAMPLE: JOHN_SMITH-KRIREEF-SORIDOBAYRESORT-02.JPG


Conditions
CATEGORY FOR THIS COMPETITION IS WIDE ANGLE ONLY
1. FULL COLOUR IMAGES LANDSCAPE OR PORTRAIT ORIENTATION
2. ALL PHOTOS MUST BE FROM A NATURAL UNDERWATER ENVIRONMENT, NO SWIMMING POOL PHOTOS ALLOWED.
3. PHOTOS SHOWCASING THE UNIQUE UNDERWATER ENVIRONMENT OF RAJA AMPAT WILL RECEIVE ADDITIONAL POINTS OF ASSESSMENT
4. PHOTOS SUBMITTED WITH THE LEAST ADJUSTMENT PROCESS BASED ON THE RAW FILE WILL RECEIVE ADDITIONAL POINTS OF ASSESSMENT

ALL PHOTOS SUBMITTED MUST BE TAKEN IN RAJA AMPAT REGION WITHIN JANUARY 2016 – AUGUST 30th, 2016 ONLY

ALL PHOTOS SUBMITTED MUST MEET THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS (OR RULES) OTHERWISE THE PHOTOS WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.

EACH PHOTOGRAPHER OWNS THE COPYRIGHTS TO THEIR PHOTOS.

THE COMMITTEE HAS THE RIGHT TO USE ALL QUALIFIED PHOTOS FOR MARKETING PURPOSES RELATED TO THE COMPETITION AND PROMOTING THE RAJA AMPAT REGION WITH COPYRIGHT TO EACH PHOTO’S RIGHTFUL OWNER/ PHOTOGRAPHER.
ALL PHOTOS USED BY THE COMMITTEE WILL BE WATERMARKED WITH THE CONTEST’S LOGO AND PHOTOGRAPHERS’ NAME

THE FINAL DECISION OF THE JUDGES IS ABSOLUTE AND INDISPUTABLE.

Panel of Judges

  Mike Veitch ; A professional underwater photographer and videographer who is currently based in Bali, Indonesia where he was also the co-founder of the Underwater Tribe, a small company that organizes and leads custom boutique dive adventure trips throughout Bali and Indonesia. He is well known world wide as an award winning underwater photographer whose recent wins include the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year award for “World in Our Hands” in 2013. One of the worlds most prolific underwater photography instructors and have taught hundreds of people how to successfully take fantastic underwater photographs.
     
  Scotty Graham ; is a professional photographer based in Jakarta, Indonesia; a Helicopter Pilot and Dive Instructor who traveled the world with his camera. He started taking photos underwater with his NIKONOS IV back in early 80’s in his home state Florida, USA. And since then over the last 35 years had traveled the world and taking marvellous UW photos, and underwater photography remains his life challenge and passion. While Raja Ampat is one of his favourite playground.

     
  Damir Zurub ; he won the title of 15th CMAS world champion in underwater photography. Damir emerged as the best all-round photographer winning gold, silver, and bronze medals in the categories close-ups, close-up with themes, and wide angle with model. Damir is a NAUI Dive Instructor, president of “Roniti Se More” diving club, and also established the underwater photo marathon back in 2013, and has been its chief organizer ever since.
     
  Max Ammer ; the founder of Papua Diving, first came to the region over 21 year ago following his passion to search for submerged World War II aircraft. After spending so much time in Raja Ampat Max fell in love with the Papuan people and started a number of initiatives to support the local Papuan communities. Papua Diving was one of the projects. It’s mission: to bring much needed money to the local people by enabling divers who had never heard of the region to be amazed by the wonders of the unspoiled aquatic world here.
     
  Abi Carnadie ; One of Indonesia’s finest, founded Bubbles Diving Centre in Jakarta and regarded as one of Indonesia’s pioneer in the diving industry and world known underwater photographer
     
  Indra Swari ; Another Indonesia’s finest female underwater photographer. Success in many international photography competitions was capped in 2014 when she was announced underwater category winner of the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition, sponsored by the Natural History Museum London and the BBC. At the award dinner in London she got to meet the man responsible for her life long passion for animals, Sir David Attenborough.
     
  Kay Burn Lim ; is a professional underwater photographer and videographer that has the distinction of placing or winning every shootout participated. Had also judged various dive photo competitions and currently shoot videos full time for broadcast and stock footages,

 

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