SUBMISSIONS OPEN: Sunday 21st March 2021
SUBMISSIONS CLOSE: Sunday 18th April 2021 @ 11:59 PM (GST)
DIGITAL ONLINE AWARDS NIGHT & EXHIBITION OPENING: Wednesday, 19th May 2021 | SUBJECT TO COVID-19
DIGITAL ONLINE’S MAIN OBJECTIVES ARE:
Digital Online is open to all photographers and videographers of all skill levels with a valid EDA Membership status. EDA membership must
be renewed if expired or acquired in order to take part.
DIGITAL ONLINE 2009-2021
Digital Online is about to celebrate its 12th 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 12th year, sees the 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
REGISTRATION AND UPLOADING ENTRIES
*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 photograph’s 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.
Photographers may enter one image per photography category. The categories are open to photos taken with any type of camera: DSLR, mirrorless or compact.
1. BEST OF HOME
Definition: Any underwater marine subject taken close to home, wherever that may be.
2. 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 run free.
Videographers may enter one film with the following title: