CONGRATULATIONS

Think Pink 2019 winners!!!

WIDE ANGLE

1st - Richard Barnden - 7 day trip on a Dive Damai boat

2nd - Juan Murillo - Light and Motion Sola 3800

3rd - Rosie Leaney - 250 euro Saga Dive gift certificate

HM - Desmond Ho - "Underwater Photography" by Tobias Friedrich

MACRO

1st - Pietro Cremone - 7 day trip to Crystal Blue Resort in Anilao

2nd - Enrico Somogyi - Sea and Sea YSD2J strobe

3rd - Volker Lonz - 250 euro Saga Dive gift certificate

HM - Gino Symus - "Ocean Metaphor" by Cathryn Castle Garcia and Gui Garcia

Categories

1. Macro - Close-up image captured with a macro lens, where the reproduction ratio is approximately 1:1 or greater

2. Wide Angle - Image captured with a wide-angle lens with a focal length of 35 mm or less

Rules

  1. The Think Pink competition is open to entrants of all skill levels.

  2. DivePhotoGuide.com, sponsor staff, and Dive into the Pink volunteers are allowed to enter the contest, however, photo contest staff, Dive into the Pink board members, and current judges are not allowed to enter the contest.

  3. Each individual can only win one prize. Entrants with multiple winning entries will be given priority in prizes by value.

  4. Winners will be announced and exhibited on social media.

  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 with signs of stress (e.g. puffed puffers, inking octopus).

    • Animals moved to an unnatural environment or risky location.

    • Marine life being touched (e.g. coral polyps, seahorse tails).

    • Divers exhibiting poor buoyancy control

  6. All submitted images must have been taken by the entrant.

  7. Images that have won or placed in photo contests with winning entries announced before May 1, 2019 may not be submitted. A winning image is defined as follows: 

    • any image that has resulted in prizes worth $100 USD or more.

    • any image that has placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in a major photography contest (to be determined subjectively by judges).

    • Images that have been widely published are eligible but are less likely to gain judges’ attention

  8. Photographers retain all copyrights to their images. DivePhotoGuide.com, Dive into the Pink, Crystal Blue Resort, Dive Damai, Sea and Sea, Light and Motion, Saga, and other donors to the 2019 Think Pink competition retain the right to publish the contest entries in print or online to congratulate or feature the winners and their respective images, to promote the Pink Auction or future Think Pink contests, and to promote other future events. Winning images may be included in a press release for third party websites/publications in the context of congratulating and/or featuring the winners and winning images, and to promote future competitions.

  9. All images must have been taken underwater of natural subjects in natural habitats (i.e., no swimming pools, no mermaids).

  10. Entries may have been taken from any camera, film (as scanned slides) or digital. 

Photo Preparation and Submission Guidelines

  1. Global photo adjustments, such as white balance, brightness, contrast, and sharpness are permitted, as is cropping. Minor cleaning of images is also permitted, including the removal of backscatter, dust and scratches. Composite images are not permitted. Images are expected to represent reality, and judges reserve the right to audit raw files of finalist images.

  2. Entries must be saved in jpeg format. Please limit your images to a maximum file size of 5,000KB (5MB) - they should be sized to be up to 3000 pixels in the longest dimension (they may need to be smaller to fall under the 5 MB size limit for uploading). Images will be viewed on a large monitor and should be in the AdobeRGB 1998 or sRGB color space. 

2019 JUDGING PANEL

Erin Quigley is an Adobe ACE certified expert specializing in post-production techniques specifically developed for underwater shooters. She is an award-winning photographer and editor, and a member of the Women Divers Hall of Fame, Boston Sea Rovers, and Ocean Artists Society. Erin writes the Imaging Techniques column for Scuba Diving magazine, leads trips, and teaches workshops worldwide.

Adam Hanlon is the owner of Wetpixel and has been diving and taking pictures underwater for over 30 years. Fascinated and completely captivated by the marine environment, he actively seeks to use imagery to both show the beauty and fascination of the oceans, and to highlight the challenges they face.

Kerri Bingham and Hergen Spalink are Nauticam-sponsored professional photographers who have spent most of the last fifteen years diving, traveling, and photographing the Indonesian Archipelago. They are the previous dive center managers at Critters@Lembeh and are former Managing Editors for Dive Photo Guide.  Their photos have been widely published in global print, online, and news media.  As owners of Got Muck, they lead dive  and photography expeditions all over the world, helping hundreds of underwater shooters improve their skills.