Winners 2009 Gallery

These are the photos and the winning video from the 2009 shootout competition. What a fantastic week we had. The visibility was fantastic all week - check out the winners list and the winning images and winning video.

Best Festival Video

  • 3rd prize - Jorina van der Westhuizen - Pair of ESCLAPEZ Fins

Best Festival Photograph - SLR camera

  • 1st prize - Mark Gray - a dive holiday for TWO at Matava in Fiji - includes meals and taxes - *flights not included

Mark Gray - winner SLR - Underwater Festival 2009

Chris Hamilton – 2nd SLR - Underwater Festival 2009

  • 3rd prize - Graham Midgley - a massive 1200mm x 800mm canvas print of your winning image by Retrospect

Graham Midgley – 3rd SLR - Underwater Festival 2009

Best Festival Portfolio - 5 images

  • 1st prize - Chris Hamilton - Full Beuchat SCUBA package including first and second stage regulators, occy & BCD as well as fins & mask.

Chris Hamilton – Winner Portfolio - Underwater Festival 2009

Chris Hamilton – Winner Portfolio - Underwater Festival 2009

Chris Hamilton – Winner Portfolio - Underwater Festival 2009

Chris Hamilton – Winner Portfolio - Underwater Festival 2009

Chris Hamilton – Winner Portfolio - Underwater Festival 2009

  • 2nd prize - Mark Gray - 6 Days/5 Nights Cocotinos Dive Package for one diver in Manado, Sulawesi. PLUS a $500 Aquatica voucher from Scubapix

Mark Gray – 2nd Portfolio - Underwater Festival 2009

Mark Gray – 2nd Portfolio - Underwater Festival 2009

Mark Gray – 2nd Portfolio - Underwater Festival 2009

Mark Gray – 2nd Portfolio - Underwater Festival 2009

Mark Gray – 2nd Portfolio - Underwater Festival 2009

Stefan Beekman – 3rd Portfolio - Underwater Festival 2009

Stefan Beekman – 3rd Portfolio - Underwater Festival 2009

Stefan Beekman – 3rd Portfolio - Underwater Festival 2009

Stefan Beekman – 3rd Portfolio - Underwater Festival 2009

Stefan Beekman – 3rd Portfolio - Underwater Festival 2009

Best Festival Photograph - Compact camera

  • 1st prize - David Bryant - Choice of Ikelite SLR housing (inc port) / video housing or DS-160 deluxe strobe package

David Bryant – Winner Compact - Underwater Festival 2009

Stefan Beekman – 2nd Compact - Underwater Festival 2009

  • 3rd prize - Ken Thongpila - a huge 900mm x 600mm canvas print of your winning image by Retrospect

Ken Thongpila – 3rd Compact - Underwater Festival 2009

Best Festival Photograph - Novice & Sealife Camera Try Outs

Susan Berry – Winner Novice - Underwater Festival 2009

  • 2nd prize - Aiden Dipple - Pair of ESCLAPEZ Fins

Aiden Dipple – 2nd Novice - Underwater Festival 2009

Cherie Dodd – 3rd Novice - Underwater Festival 2009

Neville Coleman Awards

Most interesting critter find during the Underwater Festival

1 - John Natoli

John Natoli – Neville Coleman Award - Underwater Festival 2009

2 - John Natoli

John Natoli – Neville Coleman Award - Underwater Festival 2009

3 - Ian Banks

Ian Banks – Neville Coleman Award - Underwater Festival 2009

4 - Ken Thongpila

Ken Thongpila – Neville Coleman Award - Underwater Festival 2009

Thank you all sponsors!

The Byron Underwater Festival would like to say a huge thank you to all the prize sponsors - without you, this festival would be only half as much fun.

2008 Winners

See the winners of the 2008 shoot-out competition and check out the uf08 archive site.

2007 Winners

See the winners of the 2007 shoot-out competition on the uf07 archive site.

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