Sunday, October 2, 2011

Scuba Symphony Facebook Underwater Photo Contest- September 2011

Hey Guys!

For the first time, I have won something on the Internet for Photography.. Although I only got a Consolation Prize, the feeling is still good.

The competition is organized by Scuba Symphony, via Facebook, the “Scuba Symphony Facebook Underwater Photo Contest- September 2011” with the theme ‘Clown Fish’.

There is a total of 6 entries, 1 got the 1st prize while the other 4 got the consolation prize.. I know.. almost everyone got a prize.. but the feeling is still good.

I just sent the organizers the High Resolution photo for verification. I wonder what is the consolation prize..

For this photography competition, participants post their photograph on the facebook page, make a donation to “Project Aware” (any sum will do) and the photograph with the most “LIKES” will win.

There is one participant which went out of their way to publish a touching story on why she wants to win this competition, which generated a lot of “LIKES”.. i’m not complaining, because her photograph is really nice.

But there is another participant which actually cheated by creating lots of “FAKE” accounts just to “LIKE” his photograph, and to win the competition. He succeeded in winning.. It is sad the organizer didn’t look into the issue of the cheating.. However, the organizer did comment saying from next month’s competition onwards, they will be the ones to judge the photographs and not through “LIKES”.

Alright, having said that, this is the photograph I entered into the competition.


This is the First Prize Winner’s Photograph:
Yes, the one with the ‘cheat to win’ guy.. WaiSang Ooi
WaiSang Ooi

Here’s the other winning entries:
The one with the 2nd most votes, Sharmine Lee
Sharmine Lee

Next, Davide Lopresti’s entry.. Personally, my favourite. I seriously think this is the best photo among all participants..

Davide Lopresti

Next, Steven Sim. The photo is rather good as well..

Steven Sim

Lastly, the entry that didn’t win anything.. (perhaps because he did not make the required donation to “Project Aware”.
Mark Hadden

Disclaimer: All photographs used here is not my photographs, except for the first photo. All Rights remain with the respective Photographers.

Here is the link to the competition FACEBOOK page..

1 comment:

  1. I just saw this. Mine is the last image "didnt win anything".. funny. Not sure about the donation thing or not. its a long time ago. I was working as an divemaster (and after an instructor) in Koh tao in Thailand at the time and making a contribution to project aware from every course i did though. Funny, just wanted to leave a comment. Nice page.