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Hong Kong Underwater Photo and Video Competition 2019

“Hong Kong Underwater Photo and Video Competition 2019” Results

Open Group Digital Photo Competition Macro & Close-up Category

Champion
《媽媽的懷抱》 LEE Siu Ling Sally

1st Runner-up
《節日限定》 LIU Yui Chi

2nd Runner-up
《共生關係》 YUEN Lai Ping Anna

Special Prize for Junior Underwater Photographer
《 寄居先生》 YEH Wing Fung

Special Prize for Junior Underwater Photographer
《手舞足蹈》 CHENG Wing Keung

Special Prize for Junior Underwater Photographer
《星夜漫步》 CHUNG Sin Yu


Outstanding Award
《有眼光》 WONG Tsang Wing


Outstanding Award
《Welcome to my tiny home》 YIU King Fung


Outstanding Award
《你搵我?》 WONG Tsang Wing

Outstanding Award
《明亮的燈泡眼》LEE Kwan Hong 


Outstanding Award
《外星人》 LEE Siu Ling Sally

Outstanding Award
《生存》 LEE Siu Ling Sally


Outstanding Award
《向左走》 TANG Tsz Yan


Outstanding Award
《葵蝦》CHENG King Lok


Outstanding Award
《BB快來了》HO Tsz Hung Daniel


Outstanding Award
《隆重登場》 LEUNG Kin Chung Kevin

Open Group Digital Photo Competition Standard & Wide Angle Category

Champion
《共生之旅》 LEE Kuen Yan

1st Runner-up
《1! 2! 3!》 CHUNG Tzu Hao

2nd Runner-up
《佔領》 LEUNG Kin Chung Kevin

Special Prize for Junior Underwater Photographer
《 母愛之守護》 LEE Kwan Hong

Special Prize for Junior Underwater Photographer
《Jelly Crown》 CHEUNG Yik Chi Gigi

Special Prize for Junior Underwater Photographer
《Come this way!》 YIU Wai Hong


Outstanding Award
《奇妙之旅》 LEE Kuen Yan


Outstanding Award
《珊瑚》 CHENG King Lok


Outstanding Award
《伴我同行》 HO Tsz Hung Daniel

Outstanding Award
《情繫馬尾藻》WAN Sheung Yue


Outstanding Award
《KIDS, LINE UP PLEASE 》 TANG Tsz Yan

Outstanding Award
《掹車邊》 LEUNG Kin Chung Kevin


Outstanding Award
《千呼萬喚,獅王出來了》HO Tsz Hung Daniel


Outstanding Award
《Good night》CHUNG Tzu Hao


Outstanding Award
《共融-人類與動物》YIU King Fung


Outstanding Award
《水母移動城堡》 LEE Kwan Hong

Student Group Digital Photo Competition

Special Prize for Student Underwater Photographer
《人地食緊飯就唔好影相啦!》 NGAI Li Yung

Special Prize for Student Underwater Photographer
《哈囉!你好嗎?》 CHUNG Suet Wah

Special Prize for Student Underwater Photographer
《燦爛的馬尾藻與住客》 WONG Tat On

 

Open Group Digital Video Competition

Champion
《Our Planet Our Home》 WAN Sheung Yue

1st Runner-up
《香港海洋生物多樣性》 LEE Kwan Hong

2nd Runner-up
《夜潛空間》 TING Ka Man

Special Prize for Junior Underwater Videographer
《跳進水平線下》 YEUNG Yuk Ying

Special Prize for Junior Underwater Videographer
《Hong Kong Underwater World》 CHUNG Sin Yu

Special Prize for Junior Underwater Videographer
《Hong Kong Underwater》 CHAN Chun Man

A roving exhibition featuring the winning entries will be held. Details are as follows:

Date: 1 Dec 2019
Time: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Venue: Atrium, G/F, Domain Mall, Yau Tong

Date: 13-15 Dec 2019
Time: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Venue: Hall 5G, Diving & Resort Travel Expo (DRT Show) Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), Wan Chai

Date: 19-23 Dec 2019
Time: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Venue: Venue A, L7, Fortune Metropolis, Hung Hom

Date: 27-31 Dec 2019
Time: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Venue: Atrium C, L2, Mostown, Ma On Shan

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Hong Kong Underwater Photo and Video Competition 2019

Aim
Hong Kong Underwater Photo and Video Competition 2019 is co-organised by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) and Hong Kong Underwater Association (HKUA) with a view to promoting the beauty of underwater marine life and habitats in Hong Kong; and raising public awareness of importance in conservation of our marine environment in Hong Kong.

Groups
1. Open Group – Digital Photo Competition (including two categories Macro & Close-up, Standard & Wide Angle), and Digital Video Competition
2. Student Group – Digital Photo Competition
Contestants can only participate in one Group.

Eligibility and Entry Requirement
Valid certified divers and aged 15 or above for contestant to any Group. Contestant to Student Group must be full-time students. All entries should show marine ecology, habitats or marine life in Hong Kong waters. Digital photo should be taken in Hong Kong waters within the designated period from 17 September 2018 to 30 September 2019, while digital video should be taken in Hong Kong waters from 17 September 2017 to 30 September 2019. Entries must be the original personal photography of contestants; and prior to the submission, were not for sale, published and involved in any other competition. The contestants shall not in any forms disclose his/her identity on the entries. People being involved in organising of the competition are not allowed to join the competition.

Open Group - Digital Photo Competition
Open Group – Digital Photo Competition (Digital Photo Competition is divided into two categories : (I) Macro & Close-up; (II) Standard & Wide Angle)
Entry Guidelines
⦁ Contestants should be enrolled as individual. Each contestant may submit up to 10 photos for each category.
⦁ Entries should be original photographs. The resolution of the file submitted should not be higher than 1600x1200 (4:3) or 1800x1200 (3:2). Except for minor adjustments such as full-frame optimization of white balance, brightness, contrast, colour saturation, sharpening and cropping, no manipulation is allowed, for example, synthetic modification or colour-change by computer post-processing.
⦁ Once the entries are selected, the original untouch file of the entries and a file with minor modification (for exhibition purpose) must be provided by the contestants in JPEG/RAW/TIFF format, resolution of which should not be less than 3200x2400 (4:3) or 3600x2400 (3:2). The minor modification is defined as no more than 10% optimization of color, exposure and/or cropping.
⦁ Contestants are reminded to pre-set the date of the camera before shooting.

Open Group – Digital Video Competition
Entry Guidelines
⦁ Contestants can be enrolled either as individual or in teams. Contestants could submit no more than three entries for video competition.
⦁ Entries must be in 720i Standard-definition (SD) resolution or above. Edited video clip should not be longer than 1 min. Video entries should be in H.264/MPEG-4 format.
⦁ Accompanying music, if included in the video, should be royalty free and not infringe on any copyright.
⦁ Video editing will be allowed. However, computer graphic and animation should be minimized. At least 75% of the video should be taken place in the water.

Student Group – Digital Photo Competition
No categories, other requirement the same as for Open Group – Digital Photo Competition

The organisers have the right to disqualify the entries that do not meet the above rules and regulations for the competition. Organisers also reserve the right to timely amend the rules and regulations of the competition without prior notice to the contestant.

Judging Criteria
Digital Photo: all entries will be scored by the judges on the basis of the shooting difficulty, the overall beauty and the expression of the message.
Digital Video: all entries will be scored by the judges on the basis of the theme, the creativity, the technical skill (visual impact, editing, background music), the expression of the message and the overall performance.

Judging Panel
Mr David Hsiung
Mr Alfred Li
Mr Raymond Man
Mr Denny Wong
Mr John Ng
Representatives of the organisers

Entries Submission
Method 1: Visit “Hong Kong Underwater Photo and Video Competition 2019 – Enrolment Page” to fill in entry form, upload diving certificate, student card (only applicable to Student Group) and entry.

Method 2: Submit entry in CD or DVD together with their duly completed entry form and photocopy of the diving certificate and student card (only applicable to Student Group) to Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (Marine Conservation Division/East, 7/F Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices, 303 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Kowloon) or Hong Kong Underwater Association (Room 1012, Sport House, 1 Stadium Path, So Kon Po, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong) by mail or in person on or before the date of deadline. Once submitted, no entries in the form of file, CD or DVD will be returned to the contestant.

Method 3: Entries may also be submitted together with the electronic copy of the duly completed entry form, diving certificate and student card (only applicable to Student Group) by email at mar_con_east@afcd.gov.hk or enquiry@hkua.org.hk. Video entry must be provided with a hyperlink to download the video. Acknowledgement e-mail will be sent to the contestants for successful submission.

Deadline
30 September 2019 (Monday)

Prizes
Open group
Champion, First Runner-up and Second Runner-up in all categories under Digital Photo Competition and in Digital Video Competition. In addition, Outstanding Award will be given in each category of Digital Photo Competition. Up to three Special Prize for Junior Underwater Photographer will be given in all categories under Digital Photo Competition and in Digital Video Competition for outstanding entries taken by the contestants who have not received any awards from underwater photo or video competitions in Hong Kong or overseas. The prizes include trophy or certificate.

Student Group
Up to three special prizes will be given to full time students participating in the Digital Photo Competition. The prizes include trophy or certificate.

Hong Kong Underwater Association will select a best underwater photographer and a best underwater videographer among all winning entries. He or she will
be eligible to represent Hong Kong to enter oversea competitions (The organisers reserve the right to make the final decision).

Each winner will be noticed for the award on or before 8 November 2019. Champion of each category may be invited to introduce their awarded entries and share their tips in taking the photography in the prize presentation ceremony and the subsequent public seminars or sharing session introducing marine ecology of Hong Kong. The winning entries will be displayed for educational purpose as well.

Copyright
Contestants shall comply with the relevant Copyright Law. Entries in violation of copyright or related offenses, including but not limiting to being borrowed, reproduced, copied and counterfeit, will be disqualified. The offender shall bear their own legal liability. Any legal disputes are not related to the organisers.

The organisers reserve the rights including but not limiting to exhibit, publicly display, distribute, reproduce, edit, print and publish the entries without prior notice to the contestant. No fees will be payable for any of the above uses.

Once the entries have been submitted for the competition, the contestant is assumed to recognise and agree the items stated in this brochure.

Enquiries
Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department
Tel: 2150 7187
Fax: 2377 4427
E-mail: mar_con_east@afcd.gov.hk
Website: http://www.afcd.gov.hk/

Hong Kong Underwater Association
Tel: 2504 8154
Fax: 2577 5601
E-mail: enquiry@hkua.org.hk
Website: http://www.hkua.org.hk/

Underwater Photography Student Workshop

Aim
To encourage more students to appreciate and conserve the beautiful marine environment in Hong Kong, and to enhance the photography skill and environmental awareness of potential participants to Student Group, AFCD is organising the Underwater Photography Student Workshop, which includes lecture, underwater photography practical section and closing ceremony.

Target
Certified diver aged 15 or above, full time student with at least 20 dive logs.

Workshop Content
Understand and appreciate Hong Kong’s marine ecology and marine life, introduction to underwater photography equipment, skill of underwater photography, underwater photography ethic and safety measures.

Instructor
ShuShuRicky is a guest instructor at Eco Institute and is an underwater photographer based in Hong Kong. He has won more than 10 local and international photography awards. He is a keen diver, currently the PADI IDC Staff Instructor and is the founder of a local dive club. He has been photographing underwater in Hong Kong and overseas and is invited speaker in many events to share underwater photography and the beauty of marine life.

Lecture
Date: 5 July 2019 (Friday)
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Venue: Room 815, Favor Industrial Centre, No. 2-6 Kin Hong Street, Kwai Hing

Underwater Photography practical session and Closing Ceremony
Date: 6 July 2019 (Saturday)
Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Venue: Sai Kung Pier (gathering point in the morning), Port Shelter, Sai Kung (dive site), to be confirmed (closing ceremony and dismissal point)

Language: Cantonese
Quota: 20 (first-come, first-served)
Fee: Free of charge*
*Participants need to bring their own underwater photography equipment. Organiser will provide dive gears, tanks, weight and weight belt. Participants must attend both lecture and practical session to qualify for receiving certificate of completion.

Registration deadline: 20 June 2019 (Thursday)

Service Provider: Eco Institute

Details of the event may be subject to change due to unforeseen weather and other condition, organisers reserve right to change details of the event as needed.

Underwater Digital Videography Workshop

Aim
To encourage more divers to appreciate and conserve the beautiful marine environment in Hong Kong, and to enhance the videography skill and environmental awareness of potential participants to the Hong Kong Underwater Photo and Video Competition 2019, The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department and the Hong Kong Underwater Association are organising the Underwater Videography Workshop, which includes lecture, underwater videography practical session, video production session and closing ceremony.

Target
Beginner to underwater videography, certified Open Water and Advanced Open Water diver (or equivalent qualifications), aged 15 or above, with at least 20 dive logs.

Workshop Content
Understand and appreciate Hong Kong’s marine ecology and marine life, introduction to underwater videography equipment, skill of underwater videography, technique in video processing, underwater ethic and safety measures.

Instructor
John Ng
Founder of Scuba Monster Underwater Photography & Diving Equipment and Nikon School underwater photography course instructor, John is full time underwater and wildlife photographer. His photography work has brought him to many countries worldwide and he has logged more than a thousand dives for underwater photography in Hong Kong. John has been interviewed by different local newspapers, magazines, TV programs, and he is invited speaker in different universities and institutes to share his experience in underwater photography.

Lecture
Date: 22 August 2019 (Thurday)
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Venue: Room 701, 7/F, Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices, 303 Cheung Sha Wan Road

Underwater Videography practical session
Date: 24 August 2019 (Saturday)
Time: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Gathering place: Pak Sha Wan Pier

Video processing session and closing ceremony
Date: 28 August 2019 (Wednesday)
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:15 PM
Venue: Training Room, Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui

Language: Cantonese
Quota: 20 (first-come, first-served)
Fee: Free of charge*
*Participants need to bring their own underwater videography equipment. Organiser will provide dive gears, tanks, weight and weight belt. Participants must attend all sessions.

Registration deadline: 19 August 2019 (Monday)

Service Provider: Scuba Monster

Details of the event may be subject to change due to unforeseen weather and other condition, organisers reserve right to change details of the event as needed.

Useful Resources / Links:

Hong Kong Underwater Photo and Video Competition Facebook
Hong Kong Underwater Association Facebook
Hong Kong Underwater Association

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