International Photo Competition
Underwater images is operated as an independent underwater
photo and video competition. Underwater Images is an
Ohio (USA) not-for-profit
corporation. Proceeds from the competition are donated to
Marine Conservation and Education
The competition has a formal mission
Underwater Images is operated by three Directors and a
number of volunteers. The Directors for 2007-2008 are Roger
Roth, Mark Beatty, and Carol Kender.
Roger Roth is the Competition Chairman and Founder. Roger
is an avid underwater videographer, a member of the
Gavia Scuba Club, and on
the board of the OCSSDI.
Roger also does underwater video production and has hosted
underwater video seminars. Roger has won numerous photo
competitions internationally before starting Underwater
Mark Beatty is a Director and the Competition Webmaster. Mark
is an amateur underwater still photographer and videographer and
also moderates several email discussion groups on
Video. Mark has been an officer in the Ohio Council of Skin
& Scuba Divers as well as two dive clubs in Southwest Ohio.
Carol Kender is a Director and in charge of promotion and
advertizing for the competition. Carol formerly owned a dive
shop, and served on the board of Scubafest, and is still greatly
involved in the diving industry.
Additional help is provided by many members of the
Gavia Scuba Club members and
the OCSSDI members and dive
Independent Judges are selected each
year for judging.
also provide extensive assistance with prizes, promotion, and