Bronze in the Norwegian Championships

With 3 of 5 images in the top three we managed an overall bronze medal in the Norwegian Championships this weekend.

The championship was held at Strømsholmen dive resort on the Norwegian west coast, organized by KDK, the dive club in Kristiansund.

A total of 12 photographers participated in what became a very close race.

At the competition day, all photographers completed two dives - one current dive in Vevangstrømmen and one nature dive at Alpetoppen.

During these two dives all images for the five different categories were shot.

The categories were wide angle with and without diver, macro, fish portrait and a creative class. The theme this year was "patterns".

One hour of selection and editing was allowed before submitting the images to the jury.

The first competition dive was done in the beautiful current just around the corner from Strømsholmen dive resort.

My championship images:
Overall winner of the Norwegian Championships was Ingvald Arne Meland, just ahead of newcomer Sondre Ski. Congratulations to both!

We (model Helene Winsnes and myself) placed 7th and 3rd in the two wide angle categories, and followed through with a 6th place in macro, a 3rd place in fish portrait and a 2nd place in the pattern theme class to clinch an overall bronze medal.

The competition became a really close race, with just 15 point separating the first two photographers and a mere 3 points from second to third place.

Even the photographers in the following places was just a few points behind, but luck was on our side and we secured the bronze medal. This was my best result in the splash-in championships - previously I have placed 4th and 7th.

Thanks to everyone who pariticipated, organized and made this happen. I also especially want to thank my excellent model and "creature-finder" Helene Winsnes!

More images can be found in this article at

The complete results and images are now available at (PDF, Norwegian only).

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Christian Skauge
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N-0660 Oslo, Norway


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