New Delhi: Canon India, one of the leading players in the imaging space in association with Blue India Underwater Imagery Competition, announced the winners of the competition on 18th October, 2019 at the World Trade Centre, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai. The first of its kind underwater photography and videography competition is aimed at spreading awareness towards ocean conservation.
With oceans being a primary contributor to world’s oxygen supply, it becomes more than imperative to get together and preserve our oceans. To address this issue, both Canon India and Reef Watch stand committed to raise awareness on marine bio-diversity conservation through the medium of photography and videography. Blue India invited participants to submit their entries under four categories namely, Underwater Videos, General, Under 18 and Conservation with the focus on creating a voice for the sea.
The competition saw an esteemed panel of judges including, Mr. Kazutada Kobayashi –President & CEO, Canon India Pvt Ltd, Mr. Prahlad Kakar – Renowned advertising guru & Co-Founder of ReefWatch Marine Conservation, Mr. Bittu Sahgal – A stalwart of the Indian conservation community & Founder of Sanctuary Asia magazine, Ms. Divia Thani, Editor in Chief, Conde Naste Traveller Magazine and Mr. Sumer Verma, India’s leading Underwater photographer & filmmaker who has shot for wildlife documentaries and commercial projects with films, magazines and advertising.
The winners of each category won a Canon G7X Mark III camera and were awarded by Mr. Kobayashi and by Mr. Prahlad Kakar at the Dive Resort Travel Show (DRT India) on the 18th of October, 2019.