MAD about US 4!

MAD about US, on its 4th year, is the first and only running underwater photo competition in the Philippines. Acacia Resort joins the MAD organizers in promoting ecological awareness in the seas that we all know and love.

This year’s categories are as follows:
Black and White

With prizes for first, second and third place.

There will be 3 classes where participants may join:
Special Beginner: Point and shoot camera without any external source of lighting (in-
camera flash only

Intermediate: Point and shoot camera with external source of lighting (Strobes and torches
considered to be external light sources.)

Open Class: No restrictions on equipment used.

Special Notes:
1. Photographers with works that have been printed in any publication are automatically
placed in the Open Class.
2. Photographers with experience of 2 years or more are automatically placed in the
Intermediate class.

To participate, the MAKDiver 5 Star IDC will be open for registration on the dates of the
competition. Participants are requested to register at the said diveshop before proceeding
to their respected dive operators. MakDiver is located at Unit 4, Marimar Building along P Niogan St. in Mabini, Batangas. It is on the way to Anilao.

Registration will be open on the competition dates at MAKDiver. from 7 in the morning
until 5 in the afternoon on March 20, 6 in the morning until 5 in the afternoon on March
21 and 22, and from 7 in the morning until 12 noon on March 23.

Pictures are to be submitted again at MAKDiver no later than 7PM of March 23, in JPEG
format. Processing will be allowed with the following restrictions:
1. Cropping – no more than 20% of the original image size
2. Processing – Only global effects will be allowed (brightness, contrast, sharpness)
3. Any form of spot editing will NOT be allowed.
4. Addition of watermarks on submitted images will not be allowed
Images are to submitted in JPEG format. No other format will be accepted (RAW, PSD, TIFF
etc). Participants are highly encouraged to submit images at the highest possible

Participants are allowed to submit a total of three (3) pictures, one for each category.
Should participants wish to put in more entries, images in excess of 3 may be submitted
for a fee of P500.00.

Image printing will be taken care of by MAD about US and will be on display on the
awarding night at the Ayala Museum on April 2, 2009, at 7PM.

Judges for this year include:
Marissa Floirendo
Kai Huang
Scott Gutsy Tuason

Prizes this year include:
Doxa watch worth P150,000
Halcyon BC’s
Henderson Wetsuits
Overnight Accomodations in various resorts in Anilao, Cebu, Bohol, Davao and other
destinations in the Philippines.
And much more!

MAD about US would like to thank the following for participation in this year’s
Globe Telecom
STI Colleges
Dive Solana
Acacia Resort


1 Response to “MAD about US 4!”

  1. 1 Jia March 3, 2009 at 7:52 am

    First blog I read after wakeup from sleep today!

    Mind Blowing!

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