Each participant must be a current member of the South Shore Neptunes Skin Divers’ Club, Inc. upon submitting each entry into the Annual Underwater Photography Contest.
Each photograph submitted into this contest must be taken in New England waters.
Each year this contest will begin on January 1 and end on November 30.
Each entry must be a print measuring five inches by seven inches.
Each entry must be accompanied by an official registration form.
Any and all current SSN club member may enter this contest as often as he/she wishes providing all rules and requirements are met.
Each contestant is responsible for acquiring his/her own photographic equipment and must pay for his/her own film and film processing.
Should any diver(s) or person(s) be included as subjects in the entry to be considered, their names(s) must be supplied where designated on the registration form.
The contestant will indemnify and hold the South Shore Neptunes Skin Divers’ Club, Inc. and all of its assigns harmless for and against all claims arising from the use of any and all entries submitted.
The print judged as the winning print will become the property of the South Shore Neptunes Skin Divers’ Club, Inc. and will not be returned.
Non-winning photographs shall be returned upon written request, otherwise, they will be stored in a designated club photo album with their photographic specifications as written on the accompanying registration form.
All possible care will be taken in handling of each individual entry, however, in no event shall the South Shore Neptunes’ Skin Divers’ Club, Inc. assume any responsibility or be held liable for the loss or damage done to any print.
To complete question number eight on the official registration form, please refer to these definitions of photo classifications:
The annual prize awarded for the best judged photograph overall three categories as specified in item number 12 above, will be in the form of a trophy presented at that year’s Annual Awards Banquet (traditionally held in either January or February of that following year). The judges will consist of the Officers and Board of Directors of the year the photograph was submitted into this contest. However, if the person entering this contest is either an Officer or member of the Board of Directors, he/she is not qualified to vote on his/her entry. Judging will take place during a closed session of the last Board Meeting of that year (in December) and will remain confidential until the evening of the Awards Banquet. All photographs and their accompanying completed registration forms are to be presented to the Vice-President during the course of the year and maintained by the Vice-President until the last Board Meeting of the year where voting will take place.
Macro photography (includes telephoto and zoom shots) – Characterized by extreme close-ups of subjects and hardly adds any depth of field in the shot.
Standard photography – Represents the subject at its natural size as seen by the naked eye.
Wide-angle photography – Encompasses a great area of space but causes its subjects to appear further away and, therefore smaller in actual size.