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Hong Kong Underwater Photo and Video Competition 2013 concludes successfully (with photos)
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     The Hong Kong Underwater Photo and Video Competition 2013 concluded successfully today (October 19) with the award presentation.

     A spokesman for the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) said that the AFCD and the Hong Kong Underwater Association jointly organised the competition again this year to promote the beauty of marine life and habitats in Hong Kong waters and enhance public awareness of conserving the marine environment.

     "This year the competition received an overwhelming response. There were 365 entries, representing an increase of 35 per cent over last year. The overall standard of entries was outstanding," said the spokesman.

     The competition comprises two photo categories, namely the Macro and Close-up Group and the Standard and Wide Angle Group, as well as a video category. All entries were required to feature marine ecology, habitats or marine life in Hong Kong waters and had to be taken during the period October 1, 2012 to September 16, 2013.

     A champion, a first runner-up, a second runner-up and 10 outstanding awards were selected for each category. Each winner was awarded a trophy or a certificate.

     A list of the winners and their winning entries can be viewed at AFCD's website: www.afcd.gov.hk/english/conservation/con_mar/con_mar_cor/con_mar_cor.html

     A roving exhibition featuring the winning entries will be held in the coming months. Details are as follows:

     Date: November 20 to 25, 2013
     Time: 10am V 5pm
     Venue: Hong Kong Wetland Park
   
     Date: December 13 to 15, 2013
     Time: noon V 8pm (December 13)
           noon V 7pm (December 14)
           noon V 6pm (December 15)
     Venue: Diving Resort Travel EXPO, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

     Date: January 17 to 20, 2014
     Time: 11am V 11pm (January 17)
            9am V 11pm (January 18-19)
            9am V 6pm (January 20)
     Venue: Foyer Exhibition Areas, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
     
     Members of the public are invited to visit the exhibition. For enquiries, please call 1823 or visit the AFCD website (www.afcd.gov.hk).

Ends/Saturday, October 19, 2013
Issued at HKT 16:01

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