The competition will start on the 1st of November and run till the end of March.
2 photos per month, per competitor.
Photos must be submitted by email to Kurt before the end of the month which you wish to enter, e.g. to be eligible for November, photos must be submitted by 11.59pm November 30th.
There will be monthly prizes of Blue Water Hunting DVDs to be won, and a big thank you to Rob Torelli for the donation.
The major prize will be a framed picture in both 'Photo of the Year' and 'Tally Winer'. Size and design are still being decided on.
The judges will be Rob Torelli (6 times Australian spearfishing champion and world renowned photographer) and Dr. Matt Koopman (Vic AUF chair, and high experienced spearfisherman.)
Photoshop has been discussed and at the moment the majority of people that have expressed an interest in the competition want basic photoshop- gamma, contrast and brightness. There is one or two divers that passionately disagree with any manipulation of the images, but for now it will be majority rules. If people have an issue with this please raise it now, the comp will start in approx a week and it would be great to have things balanced out.
Voting for the 'Photo of the Year' is still being negotiated, it will most probably be done electronically and the results kept till presentation night with the framed photos being awarded as the results are read out.
Hope you guys have some fun with this, and cant wait to see some photos come in...