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Submit photos you take while diving with or without Columbia Scuba staffed events throughout 2017*


• Underwater or partially submerged photos. Freshwater or Saltwater.


• Any subject matter.


• Photos are judged on their popularity, artistic

qualities and creativity.


• All photos will be publically displayed by Columbia Scuba

No purchase necessary to enter or win. Contest VOID where prohibited by law. Must be a certified scuba diver 15 years or older to enter. Contest is not open to Columbia Scuba staff or contractors or like members of any other scuba retail store or outfitter.


CONTEST PERIOD: March 1, 2017 through November 15, 2017. Voting & judging will take place between November 15 and December 2, 2017. Winners will be announced by December 2, 2017


SUBMISSION: Via email to Rob Farmer at Columbia Scuba (rob@columbiascuba.com) Via US Mail, personal drop-off or shipping at Rob Farmer c/o Columbia Scuba 6695 C Dobbin Rd, Columbia MD 21045. All submissions are due no later than November 15, 2017 5PM. All submissions must include photographer’s name, email address, certification, age, where photograph was taken, and date of photograph. Photos submitted must have been taken between January 1, 2017 and November 15, 2017.


All photos must be underwater or partially underwater to qualify. Photos may have been taken in a pool or open water fresh or salt water.ALL hard copy photos will become the property of Columbia Scuba and will not be returned to entrant. Photos deemed to be aggravating or endangering wildlife or underwater envirnonments in any way will be disqualified. We know you won't, but we have to say it.


RELEASE: By entering this photo contest, Entrants agree to allow Columbia Scuba to publicly display the submissions and (list the name of the photographer at the end of the contest period) and attest that they meet the age requirements and that they are not prohibited by law in their state to enter this contest.


WINNERS: A prize will be awarded for each of the following categories: Popular Vote and Artistic and Creativity. Popular Vote winner will be decided by the photo submission with the most “Likes” on Facebook during the voting period November 16, 2017 to December 1, 2017. Artistic & Creativity winners will be decided by a selected panel of 3 judges from Columbia Scuba. Ties in either category will be determined strictly by Artistic & Creativity as rated by the selected panel of judges.


PRIZES: Prizes are not redeemable for cash or other consideration. Prizes will be photography-related accessory as donated by Columbia Scuba via Sea Life (“Donating Sponsors”). Winners are responsible for any other costs associated with receiving such prizes including, but not limited to taxes & shipping. Prizes will be announced and awarded at Columbia Scuba on December 2, 2017 during store hours. Winners will be notified by email.


All submissions will be publicly displayed by Columbia Scuba’s brick & mortar shop, website and social media pages. Winners photographs may also be displayed on the website and social media pages of the Donating Sponsors.


PRIVACY: the submitting photographer should watermark all photos submitted. Columbia Scuba will not mark the images. Photos will be displayed on Facebook throughout the contest.


Official Rules & Information



Photo Display on Columbia Scuba’s FaceBook masthead.


Popularity, Artistic & Creativity Prize awarded December 2, 2017. Prizes TBA.


Details under Official Rules



To Rob Farmer at Columbia Scuba rob@columbiascuba.com.


Anytime from March 1, 2017 until November 15, 2017


See Official Rules Below

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