Digital Online 2018 Underwater Photography winners announced

DUBAI, The Emirates Diving Association, EDA, has announced the winners of their 9th Digital Online Underwater Photography and Film Competition at the American University in Dubai’s Rotunda Gallery.

EDA introduced Digital Online for resident photographers to develop a relationship and human interaction amongst those unfamiliar with the underwater world environment. The competition holds both local and international marine life categories to offer variety between our local and international diving enthusiasts. The film category was introduced as an extension to the competition in 2012 to share our underwater world through motion pictures and deliver a better understanding of the habitats and surroundings.

Essa Al Ghurair, EDA Chairman, said, “I want to thank all our partners and prize sponsors who give so generously and really do make this a very inspiring competition to take part in. The collection of images and videos we have received over the years are a reminder of the precious underwater life we must protect if we want our future generations to benefit from the same treasures we are still fortunate to see through our own eyes today. Moreover, we are able to share the beauty with everyone else who has not yet ventured below the surface!”

The main objective of Digital Online is to keep our underwater world visible by displaying its hidden beauties and to exemplify its importance to all life on Earth through the powers of its ecosystems and to share the enthusiasm and passion of divers, and the drive to bring our underwater world’s conservation to the forefront. The event has attained equal success with the non-divers who come to support the participating photographers and videographers at the Awards and Exhibition Opening Night. A group of national and international reputed underwater photographers set on the judging panel of this competition to ensure the competition runs fairly and without prejudice, professionally adhering to all of Digital Online’s rules and guidelines throughout.

All winning photos and videos are exhibited at the American University in Dubai and is open to the public until the 2nd of June.

Source: Emirates News Agency

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