Nordic Champion 2010

Nordic Champion 2010

To my delight I won one gold, two silver and one bronze medal and claimed the overall title in the Nordic Championships in Underwater Photography 2010.

By Christian Skauge   Published: Nov 30, 2010

I did especially well in the pool category, and won both gold and silver medal. Obviously this was a big contribution towards the overall result - but a silver medal in the normal/wide angle category and a bronze in fish portraits also played a big part.

With 293 points I finished 79 points ahead of Lill Haugen of Norway who claimed the silver medal, while Tobias Dahlin of Sweden was awarded bronze. Congratulations to both of you!

These images were awarded medals in this year's championship:

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The image at the top of the page won a gold medal, the other three a bronze and two silver medals (left to right).

Norwegian photographers did well

Apart from a Norwegian double, five Norwegians placed in the top 10 and claimed ten of the eighteen medals. Sweden was awarded eight medals in total, while Denmark won two silver and a bronze. My congratulations to all the medal winners!

Overall, the twenty-one Swedish photographers were awarded 1.168 points in total, while the nine Norwegians racked up an impressive 1.109 points.

The many good results among the participants from Nordic Photo Event at Gulen Dive Resort earlier this year was also notable:

Lasse Iversen was awarded a gold medal in the wide angle class, while Dag Hansen claimed silver in macro. Bjørnar Nygård also placed well with a couple images.

» Read more: Results from the Nordic Championships Read more!

The jury consisted of National Geographic photographer Magnus Lundgren, Hans Spicar and Jennie Soriano, and was organized by the Swedish Diving Federation.


To be able to call myself Nordic Champion in underwater photography is a great honour, especially considering the many talented photographers taking part.

Thank you for all the nice emails, SMS and Facebook messages I have recieved over the last few days! If you would like to see all my participating images, please click below.

» Read more: See my Nordic Championship images! Read more!

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