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The Digital Shootout Contest Results


CONTEST RESULTS

Time sure does fly by when you're having fun! It seemed like we'd just piled out of the Twin Otter plane with all of our gear bags in tow, but all good things must come to an end until next time…

Judges for this years contest included Berkley White, Dan Baldocchi, Erin Quigley, Mary Lynn Price, Joel Penner and Craig Rowland from Reef Divers. The judging room can be a tough environment, as it is subjective with each judge vying for their favorites. Rest assured, no broken bones resulted from the judging, and the top images from the week were duly recognized with the main criteria, "Would I hang this image on my wall?" and "Would I share this video with my friends?" Our share-the-wealth policy allows winners of multiple categories to take home their one favorite prize, with the other prizes going into the raffle.  This year's raffle included a strobe, video lights, camera housing and even a $1000 gift certificate! Those are some sweet raffle prizes!


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 $3,975


WINNERS - WIDE ANGLE TRADITIONAL


1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Honorable Mention 1




PRIZES FOR WIDE ANGLE TRADITIONAL

Aquatica EM1 System with 2 ports, gears, double arms
$3,570.00

Ikelite DS-161 strobe
$1,400.00

S&S YS-D1 Strobe
$699.00

Backscatter Airlock Manual
$399.00
 


WINNERS - WIDE ANGLE UNRESTRICTED


1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Honorable Mention 1



PRIZES FOR WIDE ANGLE UNRESTRICTED

Manthiri 7 Night Trip
$2,975.00

Nauticam S120 Housing
$900

Olympus TG3 Camera & Housing
$649.00

ULCS Gift Certificate
$100

 


WINNERS - MACRO TRADITIONAL


1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Honorable Mention 1



PRIZES FOR MACRO TRADITIONAL

Volivoli Resort - Fiji 7 Night Package
$2,163.00

Nauticam Gift Certificate
$1000.00

S&S YS-01 Strobe $ 699.00

Backscatter Flip 3.1 Macro Combo
$229.00
 



WINNERS - MACRO UNRESTRICTED


1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Honorable Mention 1

Honorable Mention 2



PRIZES FOR MACRO UNRESTRICTED

Atlantis Resort Philipines 7 Nights
$2,345.00

Fisheye FiIX NEO 20000DXSWR
$899.00

Stuart Cove's 5 Dive Days
$625.00

Nightsea BlueStar Package
$428.00

ULCS Gift Certificate
$100


WINNERS - Point & Shoot


1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Honorable Mention 1

Honorable Mention 2



PRIZES FOR POINT & SHOOT

Ikelite DSLR Housing
$1600.00

Sea & Sea RX 100/II Housing
$999.00

Light & Motion GoBe
Action Camera Kit
$679.00

Nauticam iPhone Housing
$190.00

Backscatter Flip 3.1 Macro Combo
$229.00




VIDEO WINNER - 1st Place
Video 1st Place - The Digital Shootout
Jim Laurel

2nd Place
2nd Place
Bob Herrick

3rd Place
3rd Place
John Lentini

HONORABLE MENTION
Video Contest Submission
Alex Seys

 
Video Prizes

Divi Resorts 7 night Package
$1,500
.00


Light & Motion Sola 2500
$799.00

Fisheye FiIX NEO 2500DX
$799.00

Nauticam iPhone Housing
$190.00
 




Our Friendly Competition
It really is friendly, and we really don't mention it until the event is at least halfway over! Our week-ending photo and video competition recognizes outstanding imaging in a 3 minute or less video and five photo categories: point and shoot, macro unrestricted, macro traditional, wide angle unrestricted and wide angle traditional.


UNDERWATER STORY TELLING WITH VIDEO

With more and more cameras on the market each year capable of shooting both stills and video, it is not surprising that underwater videography keeps getting more popular. This year's video entrants used a variety of cameras to record their story telling from GoPro and other compacts, to mirrorless cameras to DSLRs. Some of the videos entered were the very first video productions by those attendees! All video entrants deserve mad props for their efforts, as video production from beginning to end is a whole lot of work!

Here are all of the images that were submitted for the week-ending competition of this year's Digital Shootout.
2013 Photo Contest Submissions Slideshow

Each and every attendee must be congratulated for their week of diligent learning and application of their newfound skills. Practice-practice-practice! Keep diving, keep shooting and keep up the creativity! Continue to share your underwater images with family and friends! In our book, you are all winners! Heartfelt thanks go out to all of our attendees for inspiring us with your motivation and boundless energy to create art. Thank you for making the 2014 Digital Shootout one for the record books!

Hope to see you at next year's Shootout at CoCo View Resort on the island of Roatan in Honduras!


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