The 2016 SoCal Shootout is coming! Bluewater Photo is excited to run their competition again, and registration is now open. The weekend-long competition brings together underwater photographers of all levels throughout Southern California. Starting Friday morning and running through Sunday night, participants have the opportunity to shoot photos in the Pacific Ocean anywhere south of Pt. Conception to north of the Mexican border to be eligible.
Continuing into its 6th year, entry for the competition is still only $40. Those interested in participating can sign up online. Entrants can enter up to 8 photos or three video entries, or a mix of the two. Please see the website for complete information and rules.
Grand prizes include Sea of Cortez liveaboard trips from the Rocio del Mar & Quino El Guardian, Gear certificates from Aquatica Digital, a 7 night stay with Atlantis Resorts, a variety of high end Kraken Video lights from iTorch and a 6 night stay with Atmosphere Resort.
Gold sponsors include a several YS-D2 strobes from Sea & Sea, a diving package from Maluku Divers in Indonesia, several free trip vouchers from Channel Islands Dive Adventures and trip certificates from the Nautilus Explorer Liveaboard.
Many Categories, Something for Everyone!
The SoCal Shootout is designed for photographers of all levels with a variety of categories to enter including separate categories for different camera formats, such as compact vs. dSLR. This year’s will also include the two new mirrorless categories introduced last year due to the popularity of this camera format. There will also be an Edited Video category which offers entrants to submit a short video narrative composed of multiple shots and added audio or music.
We are excited to have professional underwater photographers Mark Strickland and Andy Sallmon back for this year’s competition, judging the entries along with Bluewater Photo owner and professional underwater photographer Scott Gietler.
For more information, visit the Shootout website by clicking here, or contact Kelli at firstname.lastname@example.org.