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The Digital Shootout Contest Results


CONTEST RESULTS
In seemingly a blink, the Digital Shootout's end is upon us. Week's end means contest and results, and saying sad goodbyes to old friends, and new friends just made. For our friendly competition, we received nearly 500 still images and 15 videos to judge, based on the criteria, "Would I hang this image on my wall?" and "Would I share this video with my friends and family?". Judging a contest can be arduous work, often with many disagreements. Our judges - Berkley White, Sterling Zumbrunn, Erin Quigley, Mary Lynn Price and Dan Baldocchi - thumb wrestled for their favorites, which are showcased below. Congratulations!

Rounds of applause and standing-o's go out to all of the participants of this year's Digital Shootout! Never before have we seen such a passionate and motivated group of image makers. We were truly impressed by all of your efforts, which in turn motivated the staff to go diving and make some art as well. So, we the staff of the Digital Shootout, give our heartfelt thanks to you for making it such a successful, memorable and fun week! We hope to see you all next year at the 2014 Digital Shootout in Little Cayman.

The Shootout has been held at the Divi Flamingo Dive Resort in Bonaire for more years than any other resort. The reason we keep returning is not because of the spectacular diving, but because of Divi's Dive Center Manager, Serge De Groote, and his entire crew. Every Shootout, they tirelessly re-arrange their normal schedules and routines to accommodate our group, to show us the best diving the island has to offer. And all done with big smiles on their faces. The Digital Shootout would not nearly be the same experience without the efforts of Serge and his team. THANK YOU! MASHA DANKI! MUCHAS GRACIAS! Until next time...


WINNER - JIM WATT AWARD



Jim Watt was more than a friend to the Shootout. He was a living example of our mission statement. Jim was one of the first professional underwater photographers to adopt digital photography and was thrilled to share all his shooting secrets with first time shooters or fellow professional photographers. His passion and skill in creating new images was infectious and inspired hundreds of Digital Shootout guests over the years. Our Best of Show image is honored with the Jim Watt Award of excellence. View Jim's Images

PRIZE FOR JIM WATT AWARD
Lembeh Resort
    Lembeh Resort 8 Nights 22 Boat dives + Nitrox $3,600


WINNERS - WIDE ANGLE TRADITIONAL


1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place




PRIZES FOR WIDE ANGLE TRADITIONAL

Aquatica Housing
$3,200.00

Ikelite DS-161 strobe
$1,100.00

S&S YS-D1 Strobe
$699.00
   


WINNERS - WIDE ANGLE UNRESTRICTED


1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place



PRIZES FOR WIDE ANGLE UNRESTRICTED

Pegasus Thruster
$2,900.00

Nauticam $1000
Gift Certificate

S&S YS-01 Strobe
$429.00

 


WINNERS - MACRO TRADITIONAL


1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place



PRIZES FOR MACRO TRADITIONAL

S&S MDX-D600 Housing for
Nikon D600 $ 2,799.00

Maluku Divers 4 night 12 dive
pkg $ 1,080.00

S&S YS-01 Strobe $ 429.00
   



WINNERS - MACRO UNRESTRICTED


1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Honorable Mention 1

Honorable Mention 2



PRIZES FOR MACRO UNRESTRICTED

Ikelite D7100 housing
$1,500.00

S&S YS-D1 Strobe
$699.00

Backscatter Airlock Manual
$399.00

Backscatter $100
Gift Certificate

Backscatter $100
Gift Certificate


WINNERS - Point & Shoot


1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Honorable Mention 1



PRIZES FOR POINT & SHOOT

Olympus E-PL5 camera and
housing $ 1,347.00

Nauticam Canon S110
housing $ 900.00

Backscatter $250 Gift
Certificate $ 250.00

Backscatter Flip 3 Filter
for GoPro Hero 3 $ 69.00
 


WINNERS - NIGHTSEA


1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Honorable Mention 1

Honorable Mention 2



PRIZES FOR NIGHTSEA

Sola Nightsea
$749.00

Sola Nightsea
$749.00

Nightsea Filters, 1 Barrier,
1 Bluestar Dive Package
$617.00

Nightsea Bluestar
Buddy Package
$229.00

$100 Gift Certificate




VIDEO WINNER - 1st Place
Video 1st Place - Jeff Honda
Joe Robinson

2nd Place
2nd Place
LeAnne Dahneke

3rd Place
3rd Place
Kristy Klinger

HONORABLE MENTION
Video Contest Submission
Louis Kahn
NIGHTSEA Honorable Mention
2nd Place
Alex Seys

 


Video Prizes

Aquatica 5" HDMI Monitor
$1,500


Divi Resorts 4 nights 3 Dive
day pkg for 2
$1,000

Backscatter $100 Gift
Certificate
 

Backscatter $100 Gift
Certificate
 

ULCS $100 Gift
Certificate





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