We decided to organize this contest in the beginning of the year. We tried to share the announcement and we were happy to see more than 100 underwater photographers from 30 countries sent us great photos. Thank you! There were exciting images in every categories so we felt it wouldn't be an easy decision to choose the best ones.
We are really grateful to the jury members: Selmeczi Dániel, Danijel Frka and Steven Kovacs worked hard until they decided the final rankings in the Open Macro, Open Wide Angle and Compact categories. The public voting was quite exciting too, there were only a few point differences between the photos. Thanks to all who participated in the voting!
After checking the original image files we finalized the rankings. There are photographers from 5 countries in the 4 categories' Top 3, so our contest became really international. We would like to congratulate to all winners but certainly we are grateful to all other entrants who submitted their works to the Subsurface 2013.
Finally we would like to thank the support of our sponsors who offered these great prizes:
- B&J Diving Centre, Malaysia: 6 boat dives for 1 person
- Bluebay Diving Center, Croatia: 7 nights accommodation, 8 boat dives for 1 person
- CrocoDive, Thailand: 3 daytrips (9 dives) for 1 person
- Dive and Sea Tenerife, Spain: 6 boat dives for 1 person
- Lighthouse Dive Center, Egypt: 10 dives for 1 person in Dahab
- Red Sea Boats Holidays, Egypt & Sudan: 1 week long liveaboard trip in Egypt to any route for 1 person
- Reef Seen Divers' Resort, Bali: 4 nights accommodation in double/twin garden rooms in the resort, 2 local boat dives for 3 days for 2 persons
- Tauch Terminal Resort Tulamben, Bali: 2 days 1 night in Deluxe room including breakfast, round transfer, 2 Tulamben shore dives and 1 night dive for 2 persons
- Utila Dive Centre, Honduras: 7 nights based on double occupancy, 2 dives per day, breakfast and dinner, one night dive, Utila airport transfers, welcome cocktail, all taxes included for 1 person
We thank to everybody who helped us, participated, shared the announcement or voted! Hopefully you'll submit photos to the next annual contest or the monthly contests. And now let's see the results!
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