UnderwaterPhotography.com 2012/13 Photo Contest Awards - Medal Success

03rd June 2013
I am delighted that a total of 5 of my images have been placed in the UnderwaterPhotography.com 2012/13 Photo Contest awards - the world's largest on line Underwater Photography competition. The images below which were taken at Lundy Island and Misool, Indonesia scooped Gold and Silver Medals respectively in the Temperate Waters and Close Focus Wide Angle categories. Shots I took in Djibouti, Lundy Island and Capernwray also came in as Runners Up in the Sharks, Over/Under and Freshwater categories.

In addition, I was thrilled to achieve the accolade of Grand Master, an award made by the UnderwaterPhotography.com judges to denote Underwater Photographers of distinction. The judges commented as follows:-

"UK photographer Nick Blake becomes a Grand Master by building on his success in previous year with five placings this year including a Gold in the temperate waters category and a silver in the Wide Angle Close Focus. The latter was a tropical waters shot but we know Nick best for his temperate waters work, shot whilst diving around the UK. His usual environment is therefore a difficult one to work in, yet he always delivers the goods."

The competition was also widely covered in UK national and local media, with articles appearing in The Times newspaper, Daily Mail Online, Amateur Photographer, Woking Informer, North Devon Gazette and on The British Society of Underwater Photographers web site. Links to some of the coverage are below:-

Mail Online:http://goo.gl/p3x5H
The Times:http://goo.gl/yazCM
British Society of Underwater Photographers:http://goo.gl/9fK0c
North Devon Gazette:http://goo.gl/U6Qji
The Landmark Trust:http://goo.gl/2vgBQO
Woking Informer/Get Surrey:http://goo.gl/4DTCt
Amateur Photographer Magazine:http://goo.gl/RuQzR
UnderwaterPhotography.com Contest Results:http://goo.gl/6Hnt4