After a two year hiatus, it is with great pleasure to bring back and invite you to Digital Online 2022’s Awards Night at Deep Dive Dubai. Join us in congratulating this year’s EDA Underwater Photography and Film Competition winners!
WHEN: Thursday, 19th of May, 2022
WHERE: Deep Dive Dubai
You must be a registered visitor to gain entry through the DDD security gate.
You must RSVP to this event. Spaces are limited.
This is a catered event, there is a AED 50 entry fee for Non-Members. For those interested in becoming an EDA member to gain access to all our events and receive the membership benefits, you can register/renew online at:
We look forward to seeing you all on this very special night to share with you and congratulate this year’s winning photographers’ and videographers’ work that encourages the protection and highlights the importance of our beautiful marine life and environment. Refreshments and canapés will be served at the event.
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DIGITAL ONLINE 2009-2022
Digital Online is about to celebrate its 13th Anniversary! The competition was introduced by EDA in 2009 to resident photographers to develop a relationship and human interaction amongst those unfamiliar with the underwater world environment. The competition holds both local and international marine life categories to offer variety between our local and international diving enthusiasts. The film category was introduced as an extension to the competition in 2012 to share our underwater world through motion pictures and deliver a better understanding of the habitats and surroundings.
The event, now going into its 13th year, sees continuous and steady growth of new underwater photographers taking part and joining our regular yearly participants. The enthusiasm and passion strives on, and the drive to bring our underwater world’s conservation to the forefront increases over time. The purpose of Digital Online is to keep our underwater world visible by displaying its hidden beauties and to exemplify its importance to all life on Earth through the powers of its ecosystems.
The event has attained equal success with the non-divers who come to support the participating photographers and videographers at the Awards and Exhibition Opening Night. Whether it’s through discussion or articles brought to our readers through our free quarterly magazine – Divers for the Environment – the inspiration the event brings, is a success in its own right.
EDA does not disclose photographers’ names during the judging process. The competition is run fairly and without prejudice, professionally adhering to all of Digital Online’s rules and guidelines throughout.
RULES AND GUIDELINES
HOW TO ENTER
*NOTE: HOW PRIZES ARE AWARDED
Once the judging is complete, the winners will be able to choose a prize available to them on the list they will receive via email. Digital Online Judges award a 3-way point system to each photograph/video consisting of Technique, Composition and Impact which is added to give the image or video’s total grand score.
Best of show with the highest points will get first choice. 1st place winners by highest score will choose a prize before all other winners, 2nd place winners before 3rd place winners, etc. Please note, each individual can only win one prize or prize package. If photographers get a multiple win, their highest scoring image will win a prize and the other will get a highly commended mention which will also be displayed at the Exhibition.
Photographers may enter one image per photography category. The categories are open to photos taken with any type of camera: DSLR, mirrorless or compact.
Definition: Photographs taken with close-up equipment, portraying underwater flora and/or fauna. The photographer may not crop the original more than 20%. The original image may be requested.
2. WIDE ANGLE
Definition: Photographs taken with a wide-angle lens (or adapters that provide an equal field-of-view), with or without human presence, portraying the natural beauty of the underwater environment.
3. BEST OF THE UAE
Definition: Any underwater subject taken in the UAE and Musandam.
4. BLACK & WHITE
Definition: Black & white photography is timeless and elegant. Focus on tonal contrast, shapes and textures and the composition of the shot.
5. CREATIVE UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY
Definition: This field is wide open. It can involve a simple workflow used to capture a unique look of a photo. Or it can be a complex post-processing technique that is used to bring out the mood and textures in an image. Photos entered into this category can be taken in any underwater environment – including controlled environments (e.g., pools, tanks). The main subject can be anything ranging from an abstract concept to a person (a diver, freediver, model, etc.) to a fish. There are no post-processing (photoshop) limits in this category. This category is designed to let your imagination swim free.
Videographers may enter one film with the following title: