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.