MEMBERS IN THE NEWS – 2014

CHRIS GUG
received attention globally for being a finalist in the Underwater category at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition put on by the Natural History Museum and the BBC in London. This is one of the most competitive and prestigious photo competition in the world with 43,000 entries from 90 countries.

WALT STEARNS
was published in UWP magazine

PHIL RUDIN
was published in UWP magazine

CHRIS GUG
was awarded a bronze medal at the prestigious international Pano Awards.

WAYNE MACWILLIAMS
won honorable mention in Scuba Diving Magazine with a 2 page spread of the image in the August issue.

SHARON BARON
had a Goliath Grouper photo published in the Miami Herald on Aug 28, 2014.

LINDA IANNIELLO
ALAN EGAN
JUDY TOWNSEND
SUZAN MELDONIAN
had photos included in the 4th edition of the Paul Hu-mann/Ned DeLoach Reef Fish Identification book for the Caribbean.

CRAIG DIETRICH
had work selected by the Atlantic Hotel in Ft. Lauderdale to be on display for approximately 6 months beginning June 1st.

JONATHAN LAVAN
has a new article at Blue Water Photo/Underwater Photography Guide.

HEIDI THORICHT
organized the 2014 Florida Skin Divers Association photography and video contest for their members in the West coast of Florida. Sam Hodge was a judge for the competition.

TONY BARROS
won first place in the RSMAS Photography contest category of Fish/Marine animal portrait category

ANGELA SMITH
spoke for Shark Savers about shark conservation at Broward College’s April Science Speaker Series

JASON SPITZ
MONICA SCHANDEL
have photos featured in the new SS Copenhagen beach signs, one is just north of the Sea Watch Restaurant; the other is in front of Washingtonia Park in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. Also one of the electric boxes with Copenhagen artwork used Jason’s anchor photo on one side. The box is located in front of Assumption Church, across from the Sea Watch Restaurant. Jason and Monica also have several photos featured in a brochure that promotes diving Lauderdale-by-the-Sea.

ANNE DUPONT
showcased her Underwater photography of the “Marine Life Found in Lake Worth Lagoon” at Lagoon Fest.

LEE BURGHARD
had a short film “My Sanctuary” selected for the 2014 San Diego UnderSea Film Exhibition.

LEE BURGHARD
won a 3rd place at the SEA International Photo/Video Competition in the video classic category.

HOWIE GRAPEK
took 4th place in Underwater Macro Photographers (UWMP) 2014 August Theme “The Eye
(S)” online contest with his photo of “Mono Vision” taken at the Blue Heron Bridge.

DIANE RANDOLPH
won an honorable mention at the SEA International Photo/Video Competition in the snapshot video category.

MATT HEATH
had a photo published in SCUBA magazine’s online edition

TONY BARROS
had a photo published on the Ocean Defenders facebook page.

TONY BARROS
won third place in Facebook UW photo contest.

PHIL RUDIN
had a great review published on the OM-D E-M1 camera and Nauticam housing in the latest issue of UWP Magazine

TOM TEPER
had a Black and White photo published by National Geographic

RICHARD APPLE
had a photo recognized in an Ocean Conservancy photo contest.

JUDY TOWNSEND
won an honorable mention at Our World Underwater photo competition in the Macro Unrestricted category.

CRAIG DIETRICH
was invited as a guest speaker at the Blue Wild show on the topic of Underwater Photography and filled the room with 53 guests; He was also Force-E’s speaker giving another “Introduction to Wide Angle Photography.”

ALAN DEWEY
was invited by the World of Scuba in Boca Raton to give a presentation titled “Introduction to Underwater Photography” on March 4, 2014.

JONATHAN LAVAN
was published in Underwater Photoguide

LUREEN FERRETTI
won the Force-E Shark Photo Contest with her image titled “Snack Time”

LEE BURGHARD
will have his film “Celebrating Life” showcased at the 15th Annual San Diego UnderSea Film Exhibition

HOWIE GRAPEK
participated in covering the “Underwater Wedding of Bill and Liz” in 30 feet of water in Fort Lauderdale – at the Bahia Mar EuroJax. It was picked up and my photos were used both online and print in “The London Times” on 8/12/14

LEE BURGHARD
won Runner Up/2nd Place at the Cairns Underwater Film Festival for his short film “My Sanctuary”

HANNAH MEDD
published an article about Sharks International conference in Durban, South Africa. The article appeared in Atlantic White Shark Conservancy’s blog at Http://gillsclub.wordpress.com/

JONATHAN LAVAN
while in Belize, leading a trip for REEF, got a photo of the very rare Glover’s Reef Toadfish. The photo may well be the only picture of the creature in its natural habitat. Also, While in Monterey California doing research for REEF, got photos of a larval Sailfin Sculpin.

KIRK KILFOYLE
SAM HODGE
CHRIS GUG

Nova Southeastern University hosted their annual 2014 Shutter Shark student underwater photography contest. There were well over 100 entries judged by SFUPS members Chris Gug, Kirk Kilfoyle, and Sam Hodge for this year’s event. Student winners were announced on April 25 at the NSU Oceanographic Center of Excellence Awards ceremony.

GUILLAUME BAUCH
won 2nd place at an International Photo Contest hosted by Florida International University.

ROBERT MYERS
teamed up with Ed Petuch, a professor of Geosciences at FAU to produce various publications on south FL mollusks.

SUZAN MELDONIAN
placed 3rd in February’s Facebook’s UWPhotographers photo competition.

DIANE RANDOLPH
had 2 videos featured at the 2013 San Diego Under Sea Film Exhibition!


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