A friend of mine let me know Princeton tech, a dive light manufacture had a very small photo-competition going on. Once he saw the competitions photos he felt I had a solid chance on winning. By the time I got to it I wasn't to sure.
The competitions theme was "Beyond bottomtime" Princeton tech did not want to see photos of colored fish and the " normal" type of dive photos. Since freediving is about as far from normal as you can get in america, and equally concerned with bottom time. I decided to submit the majority of freedivers as my photos submited.
By the end of the deadline 217 photos where submitted, I was pretty suprised by the quality of some of the images, others I felt didnt really understand what princeton was after.
about 3 weeks later I checked back to the contest page and was greated with a link saying the winners have been selected winners page found here
GRAND PRIZE was awarded to my image of Paul and the Atlantis submarine
I must say, Im really looking foward to this olympus 6020 and its in camera panoramic mode. I've been wanting to try underwater pans for a while now. Ever since I saw the wetpixel discussions
UW pan discussion 1
Underwater pan discussion 2
While I am sure that with practice and a powerfull stitching program I can get results like the ones in the post. I think the stylus 6020 will provide the quality and the ease to get a great shot while on a freedive.