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All ready for the open international underwater photography 'Bay of Mazarrón' (11/09/2013)

From 12 to September 15 is celebrated in Mazarrón the Ist International Underwater Photography 'Mazarrón Bay', a photographic competition organized by the Southeast Diving Center "Bachisub" and the Federation of Underwater Activities in the Region of Murcia (FASRM ), with the cooperation and support of the City of Mazarrón and the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia.

The Mayor of Mazarrón, Ginés Campillo, recalled that "this event is set to be the underwater photography contest largest in Spain, giving prestige and publicity to our waterways and our seabed".

The contest features eight prizes totaling 16,000 euros.

Open winner will receive 6,000 euros, while there will also be a second and third prize endowed with 3,000 and 1,500 euros respectively.

There are also 4 smaller prizes endowed with 1,000 euros each and a fifth of 1,500 euros which will take the diver to take the picture more representative of the seabed of the Bay of Mazarrón.

The event will bring together dozens of experts in this type of photography, many of which have already come to town.

Performing this test is intended to show the biodiversity of the seabed of the Bay of Mazarron through photography, sensitizing all visitors and fans of diving in general on the need to protect the exposed seabed to human presence.

The first dive will be held on Friday from 13 to 09:00 am leaving from the marina.

Some dives will be repeated on Saturday 14 at the same time in the same meeting point.

The awards ceremony is scheduled for Sunday 15 at 12:30 pm in the auditorium of the Centro Cultural de Mazarrón, since the evening before the jury should have been decided among the dozens of photographs selected (7 per team participant) will compete in the competition.

The teams, made up of a couple, can capture up to a total of 202 images (101 photo each day), which should be included in the categories of 'Wildlife', 'Macro', 'environment specific' and 'Photo representative of the Navy funds Mazarrón Bay 'at the time of submission to the jury.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Mazarrón

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