This competition is open to everyone.

There will be prizes for the winner in every category.
All pictures must have been taken during the ‘Hugycup’ days on the SMY Ondina during the HUGYCUP competition.
The competition starts on the 18th of June 2012 and lasts till the 16th of October 2012.

Competition categories include.

 

ALL CAMERA’s – REFLEX & COMPACT CAMERA’s

THE GREENFORCE COMPETITION

Picture has to show a Green Force Light and can be a creative shot, wide angle shot, shot with model, ……

MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY

Pictures of small subjects ( nudibranchs, shrimps,..)  and close-ups (eye of a fish, details).

THE FISH PORTRET COMPETITION

Picture of a fish

THE NUDIBRANCH & SEASHELL COMPETITION

Only pictures of nudibranchs & seashells.

WIDE ANGLE PHOTOGRAPHY

Any wide angle picture reflecting Indonesia’s unique underwater environment.

HUGYCUP PHOTOGRAPHY TROPHY

A serie of 10 pictures photographers choice which will be evaluated together !

PROTECTION & CONSERVATION TROPHY

Photo best expressing the human influence in positive or negative way on the Komodo National park

 

Only COMPACT CAMERA’s

MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY compact camera

Pictures of small subjects ( nudibranchs, shrimps,..)  and close-ups (eye of a fish, details).

THE FISH PORTRET COMPETITION compact camera

Picture of a fish

PORTFOLIO PHOTOGRAPHY compact camera

Photofolio of 3 pictures a photographer’s choice.

 

1. All pictures have to be delivered in digital format on CDrom or DVD in jpeg format maximum resolution 2112 x 2816
2. Every participant is allowed to send in 3 pictures in competition in each category but only one photofolio in the portfolio competitions.
3. However every participant can only win one prize in every competition.
4. Only pictures registered in the databank during the shooting days at Komodo will be accepted in competition.
5. A picture can only be entered once and can not be entered in multiple categories.
6. Pool images are only allowed in the Green force and the Hugycup ambiance competitions.
7. Each competition day, in the morning, the competitor will receive a new time code to set the camera.
8. Every evening the competitor can transfer a maximum of 15 pictures to the organiser’s databank for pictures in competition.
9. The pictures have to be transferred in Jpeg or png. No tiff files !!!
10. It is not allowed to modify pictures in any way before having them registered during the competition.
11. All competitors must supply their own full photo equipment. All pictures have to be taken with their own photo camera.
12. No photo equipment will be supplied by the organizers.
13. By submitting the photo, the competitor certifies that he/she has created, composed and made the original submitted photo.
14. By submitting the photo, the competitor certifies that he/she has made every shot during the HUGYCUP competition days 2012.
15. Decisions of the jury panel shall be final.

Proclamation of awards and prizes will take place on the 23rd of February 2013 during the HUGYCUP day.

More details about the HUGYCUP prize giving & awardsday will follow shortly.

Entries exhibiting the following behaviour will be disqualified.

Keep in mind that the Indonesian diveguides are very sensitive to divers who show no respect to their environment.
- Feeding of animals.
- Touching or moving animals to “better” backgrounds.
- Animals with signs of stress (e.g. puffed puffers, inking octopus).
- Marine life should never be stressed or endangered for the sake of a photo or some video.
- Divers visibly damaging the environment can be disqualified.

Participants have to bring with them their diving license and diving insurance.
The pictures must be submitted and sent before 31st of December 2012.

HUGYCUP 2012

Danny Van Belle
Broekstraat 24
9420 Erpe-Mere
BELGIUM

Rights of usage:
The competition’s management and sponsors will have the right to use all the pictures made by the competitors for promotion of the competition and for public relations.

Responsibility:
Each participant is responsible for his/her own safety and the proper operation of his/her diving and photographic equipment. The organizers and the sponsors of this event do not endorse that diving is safe and do not recommend any particular location. Each participant must follow the diving rules and use his/her own judgment regarding diving safety.

By signing the inscription form all participants agree with the rules of competition !

The Hugycup competition is proudly organized by
Greenforce underwater Lights ,
Hugyfot underwater camera housings
& Danny Van Belle Co. Ltd. Marine Wildlife Videography Thailand.