The Shootout 2018: How it works


 

The Shootout 2018-how it will work!

The Shootout is a live underwater shootout combining an individual competition with a team event between two resorts, one at Lembeh Resort and the other at Gulen Dive Resort.

There will be three contest categories: Nudibranchs, Fish and Invertebrates and Wide Angle. The event will consist of a practice day for each category, followed by a contest day.

At the end of each contest day, team captains will submit a portfolio of participant’s images from each resort. These will then be entered into a public vote on uwshootout.com.

The results of the public vote will determine the individual placings. The image with the most public votes will win the category and the team with the lowest placing score overall (when all the team’s placings are added together and divided by the numbers of photographers in each team) will win the team category.

It is the organizer’s aim that each participant will enter an image into each category. Non-entry will result in a nominal placing of (joint) 50th in the category, and this placing will reflect in the individual and team scores.

The overall winner will be determined by the individual with the lowest score from all their images entered over all 3 categories (again when they are added together).

The resort with the most votes in each category will win that category.

The resort with the highest number of votes (totalled over the 3 categories) will win overall.

Prizes will be allocated according to individual and team positions.

The judging will be overseen by a panel consisting of Adam Hanlon, Abi Mullens, Alex Mustard and Keri Wilk. This adjudication panel will discuss and rule on any disputes and make final decisions as and when required. In the event of a deadlock, Wetpixel Publisher, Eric Cheng, will provide a casting vote. Please note that their decision(s) are final and binding.

Specifics:

Nudibranchs:

Practice day: 16 June.
Competition day: 17 June.

Submitted images must feature marine gastropods e.g. nudibranchs

Contestants may use any lens or combination of lenses they wish to create images.

The contestants may use guides on the practice day. On the contest day, guides can only be used to locate subjects and may not be used in any way as photographic assistants. Guide: participant ratio on contest day is 1:4.

Fish and Invertebrates

Practice day: 18 June.
Competition day: 19 June.

Submitted images must feature fish or marine invertebrates.

Contestants may use any lens or combination of lenses they wish to create images.

The contestants may use guides on the practice day. On the contest day, guides can only be used to locate subjects and may not be used in any way as photographic assistants. Guide: participant ratio on contest day is 1:4.

Wide Angle

Practice day: 20 June.
Competition day: 21 June.

Submitted images can feature any subject, but must be taken with a wide angle lens.

For the purpose of this category, a wide angle lens is defined as having a wider field of view (FOV) than a 35mm lens on a full frame camera in air (54.4°). Fisheye or rectilinear lenses are acceptable, as is the use of teleconverters and other optical devices as long as the FOV is still greater than 54.4°.

Wide angle conversion lenses are also acceptable, although their use should be noted with submissions as camera EXIF data will not record their use.

The use of guides/models is allowed.