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2014 Great Lakes Shipwreck Photo Contest judges.

Vlada Dekina

Born in the city of Khabarovsk in the Far East of Russia, Vlada discovered diving at an early age using her father's scuba unit. Years later while expanding her dive education in Cozumel, Vlada decided to take an Underwater Photography course and has never dove without a camera again.
Living in Toronto, with all five of the Great Lakes within easy reach, wreck diving and photography soon became second nature. Eventually, just taking pictures was not enough and Vlada started researching and writing the ships' stories, so that she could share the tales of the Great Lakes with other divers around the world. Vlada's pictures and stories have been published in Advanced Diver Magazine, Canadian Diver and several other publications.
Many of Vlada's pictures and stories can be viewed on her web site at www.wrecksandreefs.com.

First Annual Great Lakes Shipwreck Photo Contest

Meet the Judges:

Becky Kagan Schott
John Janzen
Vlada Dekina
Warren Lo
Jitka Hanakova
Cal Kothrade

All the judges are accredited shipwreck photographers who know what it takes to image large subjects in cold, dark water, in less than optimal visibility. They've all put on drysuits, deco and stage bottles, and gone into the gloom in 38F water to capture images of some of the Great Lakes' most elusive prizes.

That's the whole reason behind this contest...Great Lakes shipwreck photos judged by people who understand what it takes to get the shot.




Enter Contest

Point and Shoot any depth - traditional
SLR 130' depth or shallower - traditional
SLR 131' depth or deeper - traditional
Unrestricted (multi image mosaics or photoshopped images)



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Submit your photos now for the 2014 Great Lakes Shipwreck Photo Contest!