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DEEP Indonesia 2018

Rules & Guidelines

General Rules

  1. The DEEP Indonesia competition is open to entrants of all skill levels.
  2. Wetpixel.com and DivePhotoGuide.com staff are allowed to enter; however, photo contest staff and judges are not allowed to enter the contest.
  3. Each individual can only win one prize or prize package. Entrants with multiple winning entries will be given priority in prizes by value.
  4. Winners will be announced and exhibited at the 2018 DEEP Indonesia show in Jakarta, March 8–11, 2018.
  5. We adhere to the conservation rules established by EPIC®. Marine life should never be stressed or endangered for the sake of a photo. Conservation rules will apply to all entries, and decisions will be final.
    Entries suspected of exhibiting the following behavior will be disqualified: 
    • Divers visibly damaging the environment (e.g. gear dragging or kicking up sand)
    • Animals displaying signs of stress (e.g. puffed puffers, inking octopus)
    • Images in which the subject has been moved into a position or environment in which they are not normally found
    • Marine life being touched (e.g. coral polyps, seahorse tails)
    • Divers exhibiting poor buoyancy control
    • Images which have been captured in a manner that may cause distress or injury to the marine environment
  6. Category descriptions are available on the photo competition description page.

Additional Rules for Image Entries

  1. All submitted images must have been taken by the entrant.
  2. Images that have won, been placed or listed as a finalists in any major photo contest announced before December 1st, 2017, may not be submitted. The definition of a “major” contest is subjective and will be determined in a case-by-case approach by the judges. As a guideline, if your image or video has been widely publicized as a result of its placing, it is likely that this would be considered to be part of a “major” contest. Any single image that was part of a portfolio, but did not place as a single image, is eligible to be entered.
  3. Photographers retain all copyrights to their images. Wetpixel, DivePhotoGuide, and UnderwaterCompetition.com retain the right to publish the contest entries in print or online to congratulate or feature the winners and their respective images, and to promote future events. Winning images will be included in a press release for third party websites and publications in the context of congratulating and/or featuring the winners and winning images, and to promote future competitions. Strict guidelines requiring photo credit and specific one-time press release usage are issued along with the press release.
  4. All images need to have been taken underwater, except when noted otherwise in a category description.
  5. Entries may have been taken from any camera, digital or film (as scanned slides).

General Guidelines

All entries must be received before the deadline time of 11:59pm (Pacific Time) on the published deadline date.

Photo Submission Guidelines

  1. Entries must be saved in JPG/JPEG format and should be sized to be between 2000 and 6000 pixels in the longest dimension. Please limit your images to a maximum file size of 5,000KB (5MB). Images will be viewed on a large monitor and should be in the AdobeRGB 1998 or sRGB color space.
  2. An image can be uploaded into multiple competitions, but only assigned to one category per competition. Any individual image can only place in one competition, and in the instance that it places in more than one competition simultaneously, the instance with the highest rank will prevail.

* Prizes may take up 6-8 months to be delivered depending on availability