The 3rd Anilao Underwater (UW) Photo Competition Festival in Philippnes

The five-day event include fun dives, seminars and photo presentations

Site of Anilao Underwater Photo Competition Festival

Philippine Department of Tourism (PDOT) will hold the 3rd Anilao Underwater (UW) Photo Competition Festival on 25th – 29th November, 2015 in Anilao, Batangas.

Photographers can either compete in the open class which is open to all participants or the compact class which is restricted to photographers shooting with compact cameras. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony at the Acacia Resort on 29 November. Participants from Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, US, Brazil, Korea, Canada, Japan, and the Philippines have so far registered for this year’s festival.

Competition Classes
Open Class: Open to all participants using any kind of camera of their choosing. Published and professional photographers are automatically placed in Open Class.
Compact Class: Exclusive for participants using compact cameras without interchangeable lenses. DSLR, Mirrorless and Micro 4/3 cameras are not allowed. Portfolio first prize winner of past events should compete at OPEN class

Macro/SuperMacro Photography: Any close-up photo of any underwater subject using macro lenses and/or close up lenses
Marine Behavior: Any photograph shot to display specific behavior of marine life underwater
Nudibranch Portrait: Profile photos of any species of nudibranchs, sea slugs. Flatworms are not included
Crustacean Portrait: Profile photos of any species of crustaceans (shrimps, crabs, lobsters, crayfish, krill, barnacles)
Portfolio (DOT photographer of the year): The winner will be judged based on the four main categories mentioned above

Yorko Summer (Taiwan and Shanghai)
Lia Barrett (USA)
Ken Thongpila (Australia)
Yusuke Yoshino (Japan)
Cem Gazivekili (Turkey)


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