Celebrating Cayman’s photography talent

The Caymanian Compass and Cathy Church’s Underwater Photo Centre & Gallery launched a ‘Celebrating Everything Cayman’ photography competition on 1 September.

The competition is to encourage all budding photographers over the age of 16 to show their photographic skills either on land or underwater.

‘We get a great response to our Photo Gallery page on caycompass.com and thought that it would be a great idea to run a photography competition to showcase both the talent of our people and the beauty of our islands,’ said Justin Uzzell, publisher of special publications at Cayman Free Press.

‘We have worked closely with Cathy Church for more than a decade. Her work is world renowned and we are delighted that Cathy has chosen to join us on this project.’

‘Photography is more than just clicking a shutter – it is capturing a moment for it to be seen forever,’ said Ms Church. ‘I love encouraging everyone to explore this incredible ability to produce a photograph and I am delighted that the Caymanian Compass is offering the opportunity for everyone to showcase their best photos.’

Twelve photos will make the final selection, with one winner and two runners-up. The winner will receive a 12.3 megapixel Nikon D90 Camera Body with a Nikkor 18-200mm VR Lens and an eight-gigabyte memory card. This camera has stunning image quality, broad control and the world’s first digital SLR movie function.

The two runners-up will win point and shoot cameras courtesy of Cathy Church’s Underwater Photo Centre & Gallery. All 12 finalists will receive an 11×17 print of their photograph. The photos will also be used to create the Cayman Free Press 2010 calendar.

For full details, go to www.caycompass.com/competitions and follow the photography competition link. The competition will run until Friday, 16 October and the 12 finalists’ photos will be published in the Caymanian Compass and online at caycompass.com.