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GUE.tv Video Contest Deadline Extended to 2021

Global Underwater Explorers (GUE) along with contest sponsors Halcyon, Fourth Element, Paralenz, Shearwater, Santi, and Divers Alert Network (DAN) are looking for videographers to show off their skills while sharing their passion for the underwater world.

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WANT TO WIN CASH AND SOME COOL DIVE MERCHANDISE? GUE.TV JUST MADE AN UNDERWATER VIDEOGRAPHER’S DREAM COME TRUE.

In celebration of the magnificent underwater world, Global Underwater Explorers’ GUE.tv along with contest sponsors are pleased to announce the deadline for the GUE.tv Video Contest has been extended into 2021. The contest was originally slated to end this September, but due to COVID-19 and stay at home orders around the globe, GUE has extended the contest until September 30, 2021. 

“By adding an extra year to the timeline for the contest we hope divers will have time to get back in the water and to create some really inspiring videos,” said GUE President Jarrod Jablonski. “The contest offers some pretty impressive cash and prizes, so we are looking for people to really wow us with imagery but most importantly storyline and passion.”

Video submissions should connect the viewer to the majesty of the underwater world and focus on a particular aspect of the subject’s location, such as its unique ecology, ecosystem vulnerability, or marine life inhabitants. Alternatively, the video could provide a personal account of the impact this environment has made on the creator. The style of the video can be at the discretion of the creator, but it must be a minimum of three minutes long and a maximum of ten minutes. 

Thanks to the sponsors of the contest, entrants will be entered to win:

1ST PLACE 

  • $2,000 USD
  • GUE Platinum membership
  • GUE.tv one-year subscription + GUE/GUE.tv logo wear
  • Halcyon primary light (winner’s choice)
  • Santi custom drysuit (winner’s choice)
  • Shearwater Teric diving computer
  • Fourth Element premium wetsuit (winner’s choice)
  • Fourth Element Expedition Seres luggage (3 bags: 60L, 90L, 120L)
  • Paralenz underwater camera and accessories
  • DAN Europe $500 USD voucher (products or services)

Total Value ~ $10,000 USD

2ND PLACE

  • $1,000 USD
  • GUE Gold membership
  • GUE.tv one-year subscription + GUE/GUE.tv  logo wear
  • Halcyon custom BC system (winner’s choice)
  • Santi heated vest
  • Shearwater Perdix diving computer
  • Fourth Element Halo AR undersuit
  • Paralenz underwater camera
  • DAN Europe $200 USD voucher (products or services)

Total Value ~ $5,000 USD

3RD PLACE

  • $500 USD
  • GUE Silver Membership
  • GUE.tv one-year subscription + GUE/GUE.tv logo wear
  • Halcyon single tank BC system (winner’s choice)
  • Santi undergarment (winner’s choice)
  • Fourth Element X Core vest
  • DAN Europe $100 voucher (products or services)

Total Value ~ $3,000 USD

The contest opened on February 5, 2020 and will continue through September 30, 2021. To submit a video, please use the entry form here. Submissions received before or after these dates will not be considered.

The contest is open to all applicants 18 years of age or older at the time of contest entry. Younger creators are welcome to transfer rights to a legal adult who can submit on their behalf, but the prize will be awarded to the name of the legal entrant. Please review all of the rules and regulations of the contest here before submitting a video. 

May the odds be ever in your favor.

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A SCHOLARSHIP FOR DIVERS TO UNDERTAKE GUE TRAINING

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The NextGen scholarship provides a year of training with Global Underwater Explorers to an eligible diver who wishes to advance their diving education.

Photo by Julian Mühlenhaus.

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FL, USA (June 8th, 2022)–As a way to empower the next generation of divers, Global Underwater Explorers (GUE) created the NextGen Scholarship, which will provide a year of training and other benefits to deserving divers on their quest for excellence. 

Through the generous donation of course spaces from GUE instructors, one year of tuition-free GUE training is made available to divers. These course spaces include the majority of GUE’s curriculum, and with a generous travel budget, dedicated support from a NextGen Mentor, and a new set of gear from Halcyon, scholarship recipients are able to undertake GUE training in the locations and environments they’re most passionate about. In exchange for this support, scholars will provide both written and video documentation of their year as a NextGen scholar and take part in a NextGen presentation at the next GUE conference following their scholarship year.

If you’re a certified diver who is enthusiastic about pursuing further education, interested in exploration and conservation, and ready for a year of new adventures, learn more about the requirements and how to submit an application here. Applications close July 1st, 2022.

Photo by Annika Andresen.

Global Underwater Explorers, a US 501(c)(3), began with a group of divers whose love of underwater exploration grew naturally into a desire to protect those environments. In 1998, they created a unique organization dedicated to high-quality diver education with the goal of supporting aquatic research that advances conservation and safely expands exploration of the underwater world. 

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