Award ceremony 2015-16

The award ceremony is canceled, due to a very small number of competitors that qualified for this season's awards.

UW Ada 2013

First competition for season 2013-14 - UW Ada (Belgrade)

 

 

The first stage of this year's International Cup in underwater photography (IUPC) will be held on 21st and 22nd of April, 2012 on lake Ada Ciganlija. The contest organizer is diving club S.D.T. Svet Ronjenja from Pančevo ,under the auspices of the Association for underwater activities of Serbia (SOPAS) and with the support of NIKON Serbia. Media sponsors of competition are National Geographic  Serbia and REFOTO magazine. We expect to see competitors from Slovenia, Croatia, Italy, Serbia and from other countries in the region. Even though this is an IUPC competition, the competition will be ranked as a national contest for national competitors. This competition, beside the IUPC cup, is also going to be a National competition for competitors from Serbia.

 

On the first day of the competition on 20th of April, after the verification, competitors begin their dives in front of the café BIKINI BAR. They will have four hours to make their best underwater photos. When time is up, they pass their memory cards to judges with maximum of 130 shots. When the judges finish copying the cards they are returned to the competitors who can then choose photos for the jury.

 

The competitors compete with one photo in each of three categories: ambient (wide-angle), fish and macro. Underwater photographers are classified into two classes: compact cameras and DSLR cameras, and will be judged by this classification.

 

Photos will be judged by jury:

1. Predrag Vučković (Red Bull Photo Team, Jury President)
2. Milan Živković (REFOTO, editor in chief)
3. Igor Rill (National Geographic Serbia, editor in chief)
4. Vladan  Milisavljević (ULTRAMARIN Agency)

 

You can find more information on this LINK.

 

Season 2 - competition schedule

2011

  • 16. - 17.04. - UW Photo Ada (SRB)
  • 07. - 08.05. - DRM Fresh (SLO)
  • 11. - 12.06. - UW Photo Gavranić (HR)
  • 01. - 02.10. - DRM Open (SLO)

2012

  • 21. - 22.04. - UW Photo Ada (SRB)
  • 12. - 13.05. - DRM Fresh (SLO)
  • 16. - 17.06. - UW Photo Gavranić (HR)
  • 29. - 30.09. - DRM Open (SLO)

Italy is OUT of the CUP

Italian member of IUPC initiative board Andrea Tosi informed us, that Italy is out of the Cup. Due to organizational problems and lack of representatives, Italy has CANCELED the UW Ghisleri competition, that was scheduled for 15.-16.10.2011. Italy is also stepping out of the IUPC and is canceling all future events, until new club or representative is found, who is willing to organize the event on proper level, meeting minimum IUPC standards. Unfortunately we lost one country, but we hope new enthusiasts will emerge and move things forward in Italy.

 

Because of this general rules have changed according to the situation. Now there is a new minimum of 3 competitions in 3 countries. Please check the details for season 2011-12 in "general rules" section.

 

This definitely is a bit discouraging, but no matter what, we will continue towards our goal and will continue to spread our enthusiasm for underwater photography and will keep on raising awareness of conserving natural habitats and their beauty. We are sure that our model is good, so more countries will join the Cup in the future.

DRM Fresh 2011

 

The 2nd stage of IUPC was on Lake Bled, where DRM Ljubljana as organizer hosted underwater photographers from 3 countries (Slovenia, Croatia and Italy). There was 17 photographers from 8 clubs in both classes (10 competitors in DSLR and 7 in compact).

Photographers had 5 hours to take photos in 3 categories (Wide-angle, Creative and Fish). Due to sunny weather there were many possibillities for wide angle shots. Plenty of large sized fish offered photographers good conditions for fish category. Creative category, which is unique to this competition, gave us an insight to each of the photographers creativity. Ideas presented were very different but all well prethought. The weather was great, water had 14°C and visibility was around 5m.

The members of jury were:

  • Arkadij Popovič - Dadi
  • Ciril Mlinar - Cic
  • Janez Vidrih - Vani

Next morning in "Hotel Jelovica" jury presented their conclusions as following:

 

RANKING BY CATEGORY

 
"Wide-angle"

 

DSLR

1 Grega Verč
DPD Tuna SLO 24
2 Tomaž Volaj DPD Tuna SLO 23
3 Danijel Frka KPA Adria HR 22
4 Oskar Marko Musić DRM Ljubljana SLO 21
5 Marino Brzac KPA Rovinj HR 20
6 Hinko Šolinc DRM Ljubljana SLO 19
7 Fabio Iardino Ghisleri I 17
8 Melita Bubek PD Mehurček SLO 16
9 Rok Kovačič DRM Ljubljana SLO 14.5
10 Sven Zvocak KPA Rovinj HR 11

 

COMPACT

1 Jaka Ferjan
DRM Ljubljana SLO 25
2 Alessio Tinti Ghisleri I 18
3 Domen Skuk PD Rak SLO 14
4 Janja Obal DRM Ljubljana SLO 13
5 Dejan Mavrič DPD Soča SLO 12
6 Marko Gasparič DRM Ljubljana SLO 10
7 Žiga Zdešar DRM Ljubljana SLO 9
 
"Fish"

 

DSLR

1 Rok Kovačič
DRM Ljubljana SLO 25
2 Fabio Iardino Ghisleri I 24
3 Hinko Šolinc DRM Ljubljana SLO 23
4 Melita Bubek PD Soča SLO 22
5 Oskar Marko Musić DRM Ljubljana SLO 19
6 Danijel Frka KPA Adria HR 18
7 Grega Verč DPD Tuna SLO 15
8 Marino Brzac KPA Rovinj HR 14
9 Tomaž Volaj DPD Tuna SLO 13
10 Sven Zvocak KPA Rovinj HR 9

 

COMPACT

1 Marko Gasparič
DRM Ljubljana SLO 21
2 Jaka Ferjan DRM Ljubljana SLO 20
3 Dejan Mavrič DPD Soča SLO 17
4 Žiga Zdešar DRM Ljubljana SLO 16.5
5 Domen Skuk PD Rak SLO 12
6 Janja Obal DRM Ljubljana SLO 11
7 Alessio Tinti Ghisleri I 10

 

"Creative"

 

DSLR

1 Fabio Iardino Ghisleri I 25
2 Oskar Marko Musić DRM Ljubljana SLO 24
3 Danijel Frka KPA Adria HR 23
4 Tomaž Volaj DPD Tuna SLO 21
5 Marino Brzac KPA Rovinj HR 20
6 Hinko Šolinc DRM Ljubljana SLO 18
7 Melita Bubek PD Mehurček SLO 16.5
8 Rok Kovačič DRM Ljubljana SLO 14
9 Grega Verč DPD Tuna SLO 13
10 Sven Zvocak KPA Rovinj HR 12

 

COMPACT

1 Janja Obal
DRM Ljubljana SLO 22
2 Marko Gasparič DRM Ljubljana SLO 19
3 Jaka Ferjan DRM Ljubljana SLO 17
4 Dejan Mavrič DPD Soča SLO 15
5 Žiga Zdešar DRM Ljubljana SLO 11
6 Domen Skuk PD Rak SLO 10
7 Alessio Tinti Ghisleri I 9

 

 

OVERALL RANKING

 

DSLR

1 Fabio Iardino Ghisleri I 66
2 Oskar Marko Musić DRM Ljubljana SLO 64
3 Danijel Frka KPA Adria HR 63
4 Hinko Šolinc DRM Ljubljana SLO 60
5 Tomaž Volaj DPD Tuna SLO 57
6 Melita Bubek PD Mehurček SLO 54.5
7 Marino Brzac KPA Rovinj HR 54
8 Rok Kovačič DRM Ljubljana SLO 53.5
9 Grega Verč DPD Tuna SLO 52
10 Sven Zvocak KPA Rovinj HR 32

 

COMPACT

1 Jaka Ferjan
DRM Ljubljana SLO 62
2 Marko Gasparič DRM Ljubljana SLO 50
3 Janja Obal DRM Ljubljana SLO 46
4 Dejan Mavrič DPD Soča SLO 44
5 Alessio Tinti Ghisleri I 37
6 Žiga Zdešar DRM Ljubljana SLO 36.5
7 Domen Skuk PD Rak SLO 36

 

CLUB RANKING

1 DRM Ljubljana
SLO 126
2 DPD Tuna SLO 109
3 Ghisleri SLO 103
4 KPA Rovinj HR 86


BEST OF SHOW: Fabio Iardino - Creative





CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS FOR THEIR RESULTS!

UW Ada 2011

 

The 1st stage of IUPC was on Lake Ada, where SDT Svet Ronjenja as organizer hosted underwater photographers from 3 countries (Croatia, Serbia and Slovenia). There was 14 photographers from 6 clubs in both classes (5 competitors in DSLR and 9 in compact).

 

Photographers had 5 hours to take photos in 3 categories (Wide-angle, Macro and Fish). Due to early date the underwater vegetation was quite low what represented a challenge for wide-angle photography. Surprisingly there was lots of fish, so most of competitors made good photos in this category. In macro category everybody searched for fish roe but only few found developed ones that had small eyes in them. Others went for water snails as there was lots of them on the vegetation. The weather was semi cloudy with almost no wind, water had 12°C.

The members of jury were:

  • Milan Živković
  • Predrag Vučković
  • Vladan Milisavljević

Next morning in "Center vodnih sportova" jury presented their conclusions as following:

 

RANKING BY CATEGORY

 
"Wide-angle"

 

DSLR

1 Tomaž Volaj DPD Tuna SLO 54
2 Marino Brzac KPA Rovinj HR 45
3 Rok Kovačič DRM Ljubljana SLO 36
4 Grega Verč DPD Tuna SLO 30
5 Hinko Šolinc DRM Ljubljana SLO 24

 

COMPACT

1 Ivana Orlović Kranjc SDT Svet Ronjenja SRB 51
2 Milan Zurković KPA Samobor SRB 48
3 Marko Gasparič DRM Ljubljana SLO 26
4 Jovan Petrovski KPA Bela Crkva SRB 26
5 Danijela Ahčin KPA PAnčevo SRB 25
6 Janez Kranjc SDT Svet Ronjenja SRB 20
7 Damir Zurub RK Roniti se mora HR 17
8 Zorica Kerkez SDT Svet Ronjenja SRB 11
9 Slobodan Savatović KPA Bela Crkva SRB 10
 
"Fish"

 

DSLR

1 Grega Verč DPD Tuna SLO 54
2 Rok Kovačič DRM Ljubljana HR 45
3 Tomaž Volaj DPD Tuna SLO 39
4 Marino Brzac KPA Rovinj SLO 32
5 Hinko Šolinc DRM Ljubljana SLO  

 

COMPACT

1 Janez Kranjc SDT Svet Ronjenja SRB 51
2 Ivana Orlović Kranjc SDT Svet Ronjenja SRB 48
3 Damir Zurub RK Roniti se mora HR 36
4 Danijela Ahčin KPA Pančevo SRB 26
5 Jovan Petrovski KPA Bela Crkva SRB 24
6 Marko Gasparič DRM Ljubljana SLO 22
7 Zorica Kerkez SDT Svet Ronjenja SRB 14
8 Milan Zurković KPA Sombor SRB 13
9 Slobodan Savatović KPA Bela Crkva SRB 9
 
"Macro"

 

DSLR

1 Rok Kovačič DRM Ljubljana SLO 54
2 Tomaž Volaj DPD Tuna HR 45
3 Marino Brzac KPA Rovinj SLO 36
4 Hinko Šolinc DRM Ljubljana SLO 30
5 Grega Verč DPD Tuna SLO 24

 

 

COMPACT

1 Ivana Orlović Kranjc SDT Svet Ronjenja SRB 54
2 Milan Zurković SDT Svet Ronjenja SRB 45
3 Marko Gasparič DRM Ljubljana SLO 36
4 Jovan Petrovski KPA Bela Crkva SRB 28
5 Danijela Ahčin KPA Bela Crkva SRB 26
6 Janez Kranjc SDT Svet Ronjenja SRB 28
7 Damir Zurub RK Roniti se mora HR 15
8 Zorica Kerkez SDT Svet Ronjenja SRB 11
9 Slobodan Savatović KPA Pančevo SRB 10

 

OVERALL RANKING

 

DSLR

1 Tomaž Volaj DPD Tuna SLO 138
2 Rok Kovačič DRM Ljubljana SLO 130
3 Marino Brzac KPA Rovinj HR 113
4 Grega Verč DPD Tuna SLO 108
5 Hinko Šolinc DRM Ljubljana SLO 78

 

COMPACT

1 Ivana Orlović Kranjc SDT Svet Ronjenja SRB 153
2 Janez Kranjc SDT Svet Ronjenja SRB 116
3 Marko Gasparič DRM Ljubljana SLO 84
4 Milan Zurković KPA Sombor SRB 79
5 Jovan Petrovski KPA Bela Crkva SRB 78
6 Damir Zurub RK Roniti se mora HR 68
7 Danijela Ahčin KPA Pančevo SRB 61
8 Slobodan Savatović KPA Bela Crkva SRB 45
9 Zorica Kerkez SDT Svet Ronjenja SRB 36

 

CLUB RANKING

1 SDT Svet Ronjenja SRB 269
2 DPD Tuna SLO 246
3 DRM Ljubljana SLO 214
4 KPA Bela Crkva SRB 123

 

BEST OF SHOW: Grega Verč - Fish

 


 

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS FOR THEIR RESULTS!