WITH OVER 400 ENTRIES FROM 18 COUNTRIES, THESE ARE THE WINNERS OF THE
BENEATH THE SEA 2005 WORLDWIDE UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEO COMPETITION
Visit http://www.beneaththesea.org/v2005/photo_contest_2005.html to see all the winning entries.
The Best in Show for Underwater Photography receives the David Doubilet Award for Excellence in Photography and a live-aboard trip on an EXPLORER live aboard. Living up to this photo contests international standing, this year's winner, is "Jellyfish" by Dmitry Rudakov of Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
The Best in Show-Creative application of photography receives the Jim Church Award for Excellence in Underwater Creative Photography and a live-aboard trip aboard Peter Hughes Windancer in Tobago. This year's winner is Gregory Sweeny of Aukland, New Zealand and Bokeelia, Florida.
The Best in Show-Video receives the Stan Waterman Award for Excellence in Underwater Videography and a live-aboard trip on the Undersea Hunter to Cocos island. This year's winner is Steve Douglas of La Mesa, California for his video: Nocturnal Nebula.
2005 COMPETITION WINNERS:
1st place: Guy Chaumette, Hampshwaite, Harrogate, England: "Jawfish Nursery"
2nd place: Michael Boom, Oakland, California: "Why We Visit"
3rd Place: Mary Anne Pedoto, Hamilton, Ohio: "Imagine Indonesia"
1st place: Rick J. Coleman, Garden Grove, Ca.: "Salt Pier, Bonaire"
2nd place: J.E. Johnson, Irving, TX: "Pinjalo & Barracudas"
3rd place: Marian Legutky, "Net"
Marine Life Category:
1st place: Steve M. Genkins, Charlotte, N.C.: "Mantis Shrimp"
1st place: Kasey Canton Christiansted, VI: "Crabby"
2nd place: Linda Cline, Forest Grove, OR: "Silk Haven"
3rd place: Ralph L. Oberlander, Dover, NH: "Neon Shrimp"
Honorable Mention: James Wiseman, Houston, Tx
1st place: Ernst Seeling, Vienna Austria: "Our Confidence Wreck"
2nd place: Burkhard Ohlendorf, Hilden, Germany: "Red Sea Wreck"
3rd place: Dodi Alessandro, Milano, Italy: "Pacific Gas"
1st place: Gregory Sweeney, Aukland, New Zealand and Bokeelia, Florida: "Shockwave"
2nd place: E. Seeling, Vienna, Austria: Cave Diver"
3rd place: E. Seeling, Vienna, Austria: "Narked Out"
Honorable Mention: E. Seeling, Vienna, Austria: "Bonaire"
1st Place: "Cleaning Crew" Rand McMeins, Seattle, WA
2nd Place: "It is not my tongue, I am having breakfast" Istvan Juhasz, Hungary
3rd Place: "Don't Forget the Floss" JE Johnson , Irving, TX
The winners of the Beneath the Sea 2005 Worldwide Photo/Video Competition will be shown at the Saturday Night Film Festival during the weekend of Beneath the Sea's Ocean Adventure and Travel Exposition, March 18th, 19th, and 20th , 2005, at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey.
For more information on the Photo Contest, to enter next year's Photo Contest, or to see the winning photos please keep your eyes on the Beneath the Sea Website: WWW.Beneaththesea.org throughout the year.