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Win a Palau Liveaboard Trip With DIVE's Big Shot Photo Competition

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Win a Palau liveaboard trip in DIVE's Big Shot photo competition

DIVE has teamed up with Aggressor Adventures to offer readers the chance to win a free liveaboard trip to Palau by entering the #DIVEsBigShotEgypt photo competition. We run our Big Shot photo competition each quarter with the top 20 images being published in the next issue of the magazine plus the overall winner receiving an Aggressor Adventures liveaboard trip. 

Tag your best underwater photographs from Egypt on social media and enter the using the Gleam competition below. The Top 20 photographs will be published in the Summer 2020 edition of DIVE, and one winner will receive a free liveaboard trip on the Palau Aggressor II. 

You have until the end of April to enter and our judges - DIVE's publisher Graeme Gourlay, DIVE's World Editor Douglas David Seifert and long-standing DIVE contributor Steve Jones - will select the winners to published in May in our summer edition.

The overall winner of the competition will win a free place for one person on the Palau Aggressor II (flights not included) for a seven-day charter with five-and-a-half days of diving including  WWII wrecks, shark-infested channels, blue holes even a few caves.

We received nearly  500 entries in our first Big Shot competition which was won by Nick More from Bournemouth in the UK with a stunning shot of sweetlips in Raja Ampat. While most of the entries were of an extremely high standard, a significant minority were not sharp enough to be printed at magazine quality. 'Remember,' said judge Douglas Seifert, 'just because an image looks okay in a small viewfinder, it doesn't mean it is of good enough quality to print in a magazine.'

To enter, all you need to do is submit a photograph capturing the best of the underwater Red Sea. You can select any photograph with the hashtag #DIVEsBigShotEgypt from your Instagram, Facebook or Twitter feeds, and you must tag both DIVE Magazine and Aggressor in the post using the social media tags listed below. The pictures will be moderated by DIVE's expert staff and some will be uploaded into a gallery for public display.

We will request hi-res versions (300 dpi,  jpegs) of any images we want to include in the final round of judging.


How to Enter:
  1. Tag a photo of Underwater Egypt on your Instagram, Facebook or Twitter feeds with #DIVEsBigShotEgypt
  2. Tag Aggressor and DIVE using the social media tags below
  3. On a shared computer, you may need to logout of the competition: gleam logout button
  4. Select which channel you're uploading from and choose your picture
  5. That's it! Note that the photos are moderated so may take up to 24 hours to appear in the gallery.

Important Information - please read!

  • Please read the terms and conditions carefully before entering.
  • You can enter as many times as you like, but you can only win once!
  • You must be the original photographer and copyright holder of the picture you submit.
  • To be eligible to win the liveaboard trip and feature in the magazine, you must have immediate access to a hi-resolution original of your picture and be able to send it to us at short notice.
  • After entering, you will receive an e-mail asking if you wish to subscribe to our free, weekly newsletter. You're under no obligation to do so, but we'd really appreciate it if you did. You can unsubscribe at any time, and we won't share your details with any third party without asking you first.
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DIVE’s BIG SHOT Photography Competition Terms and Conditions

By entering this competition; entrants agree to be bound by these rules.

The competition opens at 12:00 on Thursday 27 February 2020 and closes at 23.59 on Thursday 30 April 2020.

Twenty images from the entrants will be selected by the judges to be published in the Spring 2020 issue of DIVE. One image will be selected as the overall winner by the judges and the overall winner will receive an Aggressor Adventures liveaboard trip to Palau.

The judges’ decision is final; no correspondence will be entered into. 

The prize is a week’s trip for one person aboard the Palau Aggressor II at dates to be agreed with the Aggressor Fleet. 

Local taxes, visas, health requirements and travel insurance are the responsibility of the prize winner.

Flights are not included; prize winners are responsible for their own transport to and from Palau.

All entrants submitting a photograph that is selected for publication will receive one year’s digital subscription to DIVE Magazine.

All entrants will receive an e-mail asking if they wish to subscribe to our free, weekly newsletter. It's entirely optional, can be unsubscribed from at any time without penalty, and no data will be shared with any third party without express consent.

Prizes are non-transferable, and there is no cash alternative.

DIVE Magazine, and all partners involved cannot accept any responsibility for any damage, loss, injury or disappointment suffered by any entrant entering the competition or as a result of accepting any prize.

Entrants agree on their behalf, and on behalf of their respective heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, successors and assigns (‘Released Parties’) to release, defend and hold harmless DIVE magazine and Aggressor Adventures, and any partner involved, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each, from any and all actions, causes of action, suits, expenses, lost profits, indirect or direct damages, consequential damages, incidental damages, punitive or exemplary damages, judgments, claims and demands whatsoever against Released Parties arising out of or in connection with entrant’s participation, acceptance and use or misuse of any prize, including any travel-related activities.

All the photography must be the work of the entrant and the entrants must have full rights for the use of any photograph. All images must be available in high resolution (300 dpi minimum) and must be supplied as a JPEG file on request. 

The entrants agree to give DIVE magazine non-exclusive rights to submissions of photographs for the purposes of promotion of the competition in print and online.

The laws of England and Wales govern this agreement.

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