Bonaire launches 2006 dive competition

Photographers are invited to test their artistic expression and
technique and win great prizes at the exclusive Dive Into
Adventure Bonaire 2006 Digital Photo Contest.

This has been organized by local Fish-Eye Photo, School for Underwater Photography.

Both novice and expert photographers alike are encouraged to
participate in this one-of-a-kind event where all digital camera systems will be permitted, both compact and SLR’s, and local photo pros will be
available at Dive Into Adventure Bonaire host hotels to provide guests with tips and information for creating high quality digital images.

With the theme “Fun & Educational,” the Digital Photo Contest will include two main categories - land and underwater. The Land category will include three sub categories, in which compact and SLR cameras will be competing together:

1.) Nature (any form of plant and animal life), 2.) Landscapes (sunsets to urban, anything goes) and 3.) Activity (sports or outdoor activities).

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Similarly, the Underwater category will have two subcategories, although compact and SLR camera will be separated: 1.) Compact cameras (wide angle, macro, portrait) and

2.) SLR cameras (wide angle, macro, portrait).

       
All
activities must conform to the STINAPA (Bonaire
National Marine
Park and Washington-Slagbaai
National
  Park) regulations and any form of plant and
animal life. Each contestant will need to fill out a contest participation
form
available at each host resort or at Fish-Eye Photo. Submitted images must be
taken between June 18 and June 22, 2006 on Bonaire
and digital photo editing will be allowed with limitations. Images can be
submitted digitally, at the host hotel or at Fish-Eye Photo. The entry
deadline
is Thursday June 22 at 5:00 p.m. and a $5 entry fee per image will be
submitted.  In addition, contestants must be
registered Dive
Into Adventure Bonaire 2006 participants.

Judging for the Digital
Photo Contest will be based on technical quality, artistic expression and
creativity. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes
will
be awarded in all categories, as well as for Land Best-In-Show and Underwater
Best-In- Show. The awards ceremony will be held on Friday June 23 during the
event’s closing ceremony at Plaza Resort Bonaire.

       
Fish-Eye
Photo will offer a variety of services to Digital Photo contestants if
they are
not already available at the guest’s host resort. Available resources will
include camera and equipment rental, equipment field repair and
troubleshooting, computers for image download, viewing, editing, storage,
photo
courses (20% discount on half-day courses for event participants), tips and
information, discuss your photos and techniques and sales.

For more
information on the Dive Into Adventure Bonaire Digital Photo Contest, go
to www.diveintoadventurebonaire.com/event/photo.htm
or visit www.fisheyephoto.com.
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