DATE: ?? June 2022
Torbay BSAC invites all underwater photographers to take part in our “Splash in” competition 2022
A ‘Splash-In’ competition is one where all the photographs must be taken on a single specified day. In our case, submission of the entries will be on that day, and the judging and presentation will be during an evening event where all the entries will be shown.
As in previous years, we hope to secure the services of Peter Rowlands, the renowned editor of UwP magazine, to judge the competition.
The competition categories are:
- Wide angle
- Macro or close-up
- Compact cameras
- Beginners (Not won any competition previously)
- There may be a new category....(to be determined)
The venue for handing in the images is to be the Torbay BSAC Booth, which will be located on Beacon Quay, Torquay Harbour. Torbay BSAC officials will be present to receive them.
There will be cash prizes for first and second placed entries in each group, plus a trophy for each winner.
In addition to the above categories, there will be a Popular Vote winner (selected by attendees of the Evening Event).
Last year we secured sponsorship from Oonas Divers, the travel specialists catering for divers, and O'Three, suppliers of quality drysuits and wetsuits. We hope to secure further sponsorship for the 2022 competition.
The judging and presentation of prizes will be held at the Evening Event and dinner, which will be held at the Royal Torbay Yacht Club, Beacon Hill, Torquay (to be confirmed). Dinner and drinks will be served at your table (pay for drinks by card, preferably contactless - no cash please).
Competition Day Timeline:
22:00 (night before competition day) – 17:00 (on competition day) Photographs
17:00 Deadline for submission of Photos
18:00 Evening Event opens, with drinks available from the bar. Dinner served at 19:00
For more information please look at the competition rules, how the competition will be run, and general information about diving on the day. (Links to come later).
Costs: (to be finalised)
Entry to the competition is £10 per person. A single fee allows entry to all applicable categories. If you wish to attend the Evening Event (including 2-course dinner), you can also purchase a ticket for £15.
Tickets for non-competitors for the Evening Event (including 2-course dinner) are £15 per person.
If you would like to take part, please complete the application form (link to be provided). You can apply at any time up until the day before the competition, but if you wish to attend the Evening Event and dinner, you must apply before 5pm on the Wednesday before the competition (this is because we have to pre-book the number of meals). After submitting the form online, you will receive an email with your competitor number and instructions on how to make payment. Note: if you don't receive an email within a day or two of submitting the form, please check your Junk folder (last year, some entrants found their emails had been automatically diverted to 'Junk' by their mail server).
Last Minute information:
In the event that there is a modification to the scope of the competition, or a cancellation, the club will endeavour to contact all the competitors by e-mail, SMS, and by posting a message on the club Facebook page. Please ensure that you check before you set out!