Make a Splash at marine reserve’s annual photography competition

One of last year's winning images.
One of last year's winning images.

GET your cameras ready as St Abbs and Eyemouth Voluntary Marine Reserve (VMR) is gearing up to host its annual underwater photography competition, the ‘Splash In’, which this year will take place on August 27 and 28.

Now a well established event on any diver’s calendar, the St Abbs and Eyemouth VMR Splash In is in its 24th year and every year the competition attracts hundreds of pounds worth of prizes from its generous sponsors.

There are 45 places in the competition this year and to take part divers can register on the morning of Saturday, August 27, at The Old School, St Abbs from 8am – 10am.

The competition categories will be: Marine Life Portrait (close up photos of the Reserve’s inhabitants); Reserve Atmospheric (showing the VMR’s spectacular scenery at its best and these shots can include divers in the frame) and The John Goldie Most Humorous Shot (use your imagination!)

Georgia Conolly, Marine Ranger commented: “Competitors will be spoilt for choice in terms of subject matter as the coastal waters off St Abbs and Eyemouth are teeming with wildlife. There are kelp forests; soft corals; wrecks; reefs and grey seals to photograph”.

The entry fee for the competition is £20 which includes entry into the slideshow of all the images on the Sunday evening.

Full details, competition rules and the advance registration form are available from the VMR website www.marine-reserve.co.uk.