A competition where the world’s best and aspiring photographers, cinematographers and artists showcase their work to a panel of judges in front of a live audience.
Submission is now open!
ADEX Voice of the Ocean Photo/Video/Art Competition 2019
The annual ADEX Voice of the Ocean Photo/Video/Art Competition celebrates visual representations of the ocean and its many creatures. The best works by underwater photographers and videographers are presented and judged live by a celebrated panel of distinguished experts.
1. Photo of the Year
We want to see what you’ve managed to capture at the right moment underwater. We’ll be judging shots in all aspects, from the technical (lighting, exposure) to the situation itself (subject rarity, difficulty level).
2. Video of the Year
Been documenting your dives on video and have acquired a collection of stunning shots? Then submit your best to our Video of the Year Award, to be in a chance of contention for some incredible prizes.
3. Environmental Photo of the Year (Dedicated to the Ocean – For a Plastic-Free Future)
A photo that represents the ADEX theme, ‘Dedicated to the Ocean – For a Plastic-Free Future’. We’re looking for a photograph that makes people stop and stare, and that effects them enough to want to react and instil a notion that encourages a sense of awareness towards ‘single-used’ plastic.
4. Underwater Fashion Photo of the Year
Putting a fresh-spin on an aspect of photography that has lit up the pages of Vogue, we flip the conventions and look for those stunning underwater fashion shots that capture something quintessentially beautiful about the underwater world.
5. Compact Camera Photo of the Year
We’re looking for those top shots captured through compacts. Show how good you are with a camera, and be in with a chance of winning some fabulous prizes.
6. Artwork of the Year (Dedicated to the Ocean – For a Plastic-Free Future)
We are looking for amazing illustration/artwork of ‘Dedicated to the Ocean – For a Plastic-Free Future’ (NOT photography).
7. Best Of Show
The best of the best, creme de la creme of all ‘Dedicated to the Ocean – For a Plastic-Free Future’ entries will be awarded the Best of Show. You have a chance to be crowned this prestigious title at ADEX.
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1. Stephen Frink
Stephen Frink is among the world’s most frequently published UW photographers, with a career spanning four decades. He arrived in Key Largo, Florida Keys in 1978 to open a small studio, primarily renting underwater cameras and processing E-6 slide film; but he soon began to receive assignments to photograph and write articles for the consumer dive publications of the day. He worked as a photojournalist for Skin Diver magazine for 17-years, covering much of the Caribbean, Bahamas, and Florida Keys for the publication. Subsequently he worked as the Director of Photography for Scuba Diving magazine. Most recently, and for the past 8 years, Stephen has been the publisher of Alert Diver Magazine, a beautiful coffee-table collectible magazine for the members of Divers Alert Network.
2. Indra Swari W
Through her photography she hopes to share not just the beauty of the underwater world, but to reflect the natural behavior of marine creatures and raise awareness of how fragile the environment can be. Indra’s passion for her wildlife was ignited at an early age by Sir David Attenborough, who she finally got to meet in person when she won the underwater category of the BBC/Natural History Museum Wildlife Photographer of the Year.
3. Becky Kagan Schott
Becky is a 5-time Emmy Award winner whose work can be seen on major TV networks worldwide. She creates compelling images that spark the imagination and inspire. She’s passionate about filming in caves, under ice, to deep shipwrecks and discovering new ways to capture the underwater world artistically. She is a frequent contributor to several dive magazines in the USA and Internationally. She’s a rebreather instructor and leads tech trips to exciting locations. She’s participated in several exploration projects which earned her a place as a Fellow in the Explorers Club and in 2013 she was inducted into the Women Divers Hall of Fame. www.LiquidProductions.com.
4 Amanda Cotton
Award winning Underwater Photographer and Expedition Leader Amanda Cotton melds the human element with the beauty hidden within our oceans in an effort to educate and empower others to become personally involved in the fight to maintain our precious, yet highly fragile aquatic ecosystems.