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The Digital Shootout Contest Results


SHARE YOUR UNDERWATER ADVENTURES

THANK YOU to all of the 2016 Digital Shootout participants for choosing to spend your vacation with us! It is our sincere hope that by the end of the Shootout week, you learned a new technique or two to apply to your underwater image-making, made some new dive buddies and had a fun, memorable experience.  And we hope to see you in 2017 in Bonaire! In the meantime, continue documenting and sharing your underwater adventures with your family, friends and the world. Show everyone how great the ocean is, and why you love it so!

As Berkley is fond of saying, "We are all winners! Some of us are just prize-challenged." While the Shootout is primarily an event focused on learning underwater imaging techniques, we do manage to collect some really cool prizes that we want to give out, thus the competition at the end of the Shootout week. Regardless of whether or not your images won a prize, you are all to be congratulated for your hard work and improvement shown during the Shootout. Each of you created beautiful, artistic images to be proud of, and you are all winners!


THE 2016 DIGITAL SHOOTOUT IS GRACIOUSLY SPONSORED BY:

The Digital Shootout has always had a Share-the-Wealth policy for the incredible prizes given out. Those whose talent and good fortune allowed them to win, place or show in more than one category will certainly be recognized for their achievements; however, only the one favorite prize can be taken home, with the others going into the all-entries raffle. Winners that were ambitious enough to compete in both photo and video can keep their favorite prize selected from both the photo and video contest.

Our judges this year - Berkley White, Dan Baldocchi, Mary Lynn Price, Erin Quigley, Joel Penner and Steffan Schulz – used the following criteria: "Would I hang this photo on my wall?' for still images submitted, and "Would I share this video with my friends?" for videos submitted. The judging room is a bittersweet environment – discussion sometimes evolves into heated discussion as the judges praised the merits of their favorites. No arms were twisted, or eyes poked out in this year's judging room as consensus was reached on which images deserved the highest accolades.

Please enjoy the scenic, underwater views from Little Cayman in the all submitted images slideshow and all submitted videos. A very special THANK YOU to all of our prize sponsors for your generosity and support of The Digital Shootout – we couldn't do it without you!


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.

PRIZE FOR JIM WATT AWARD
Pindito
    11 Night trip for 1 in Indonesia aboard the Pindito Liveaboard US$5,000


WINNERS - WIDE ANGLE TRADITIONAL


1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Honorable Mention 1




PRIZES FOR WIDE ANGLE TRADITIONAL
8 Night pkg for 1 Lembeh Indonesia
$4,200.00

$750 Gift Certificate

$500 Keldan Gift Certificate

Pixma Pro 10 Printer
$100
 


WINNERS - WIDE ANGLE UNRESTRICTED


1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Honorable Mention 1

Honorable Mention 2



PRIZES FOR WIDE ANGLE UNRESTRICTED

7 Night pkg for 1 in Maldives
$3,000.00

DS-161 strobe
$1000.00

$500 Gift Certificate

TLC Delta Arm set
$190


Flip 4 Pro Pack
$179


WINNERS - MACRO TRADITIONAL


1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Honorable Mention 1




PRIZES FOR MACRO TRADITIONAL
$1000 Nauticam Gift Certificate
$750 Gift Certificate
$250 Gift Certificate $250 Gift Certificate  



WINNERS - MACRO UNRESTRICTED


1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Honorable Mention 1



PRIZES FOR MACRO UNRESTRICTED

5 Nights 3 Dive days for 1
$900

$500 Gift Certificate

TLC Delta Arm set
$190

$125 Gift Certificate
 


WINNERS - Point & Shoot


1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place



PRIZES FOR POINT & SHOOT

$500 Gift Certificate

Olympus TG4 Camera & Housing
$678

3 hour Go Ask Erin Session
$375
   




VIDEO WINNER - 1st Place
Video 1st Place - The Digital Shootout
Amalie Frischknecht

2nd Place
2nd Place
Louis Kahn

3rd Place
3rd Place
Jeff Reasol

HONORABLE MENTION
Video Contest Submission
Larry Garvey

 
Video Prizes

Digital Shootout 2017
Package for 1
$2,400.00

Fix Neo1500 SWR
$599

$250 Gift Certificate
Keldan Ambient Filter
$140




VIDEO — ALL ENTRIES
Here are all of the videos that were submitted for the week-ending competition of this year's Digital Shootout.

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



JOIN US AT THE 2017 DIGITAL SHOOTOUT IN Bonaire
Hope to see you at next year's Shootout at the Divi Flamingo Resort, in Bonaire!