BSOUP Splash-In Championship 2008

The British Splash-In Championship - 2008, organised by the British Society of Underwater Photographers (BSoUP) in association with the National Marine Aquarium, will take place on Saturday 12 July at the Mount Batten Centre and the National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth, Devon. All underwater photographers are invited to participate, whether they are members of BSoUP or not.

***For full details:***

There are two competitions – Splash-In digital images taken on the day and Prints taken prior to the event.

*Please note that the prints category is now closed*

Prizes, trophies and individual awards will be presented for winning images in each category (see below for full details). In addition, grand prizes will be awarded by an independent panel of judges for the image selected as the best taken in local waters on the day and for the best print. The prize for the best image taken in local waters on the day is again a one week liveaboard holiday in the Red Sea generously donated by Tony Backhurst Scuba and the prize for the best print is also a one week Red Sea diving holiday generously donated by Oonasdivers.

Viewing and judging of the on the day images entered will take place at the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth on the Saturday night.


Wednesday 21 May
Deadline for entries for the Print Competition.

Friday 4 July
Deadline for voluntary advance registration for the on the day Splash-In.
Deadline to book Saturday evening buffet meal tickets.

Friday 11 July

Participants register their digital cards in Mount Batten Centre bar.

Saturday 12 July


Quick digital entries at the Mount Batten Centre for those coming to the Aquarium late.


Digital participants download their selected images to BSoUP laptop in the Aquarium.


Print entries on display at the Aquarium for judging by Splash-In participants and guests.


Buffet meal at the Aquarium


Projection of slides, digital images and judging at the Aquarium.


Break to have a drink, socialise and see some of the Aquarium while votes are counted.


Announcement of winners and presentation of awards for the Splash-In and the Print Competition


Evening ends (water taxis will return to the Mount Batten Centre).