Anilao Underwater Shootout

We are pleased to inform you that the Dive-Market Development Group (MDG), in cooperation with DOT Regional Office (RO) IV-A, the Resort Owners Association of Mabini, and the Underwater (UW) Macro Photographers Group (UWMPG), will be holding the 5th Anilao Underwater Shootout on November 28-December 2, 2017 in Anilao, Mabini, Batangas.
The event aims to reinforce the Philippines’ standing as Asia’s premiere UW photography destination, as well as foster inclusive growth in the community through the participation of local stakeholders (local government units, tourism officers, dive establishments, and dive professionals, among others). Now on its fifth year, it has been dubbed by UW photography enthusiasts as “The World Cup of Photo Competitions,” bringing together both professional and amateur, local and international participants.

Competition details are as follows:
a. Components:  registration, cocktail reception; three-day shootout competition in Anilao dive sites; nightly dive seminars by the judges; and closing ceremony/awards night
b. Participants: around 200 UW photographers and fun divers from Asia, North America and Europe
c. Competition Judges: David Doubilet (United States); Jennifer Hayes (United States); Scott Tuason (Philippines); William Tan (Singapore); Ellen Cuylaerts (Belgium); and Tobias Friedrich (Germany)
d. Sponsors and Prizes:  Dive tour vouchers from Philippine dive resorts; dive and UW photography equipment and gear from top global brands

In this regard, we wish to seek your assistance with the following:

In addition, we also encourage your attendance to the event to network with some of the world’s top photographers.

We have attached the event poster and info for your reference and dissemination.