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1st HUGYCUP 2009 - 2nd HUGYCUP 2010 in Bali - Over 30000 euro prizes

PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:38 pm
by Danny Van Belle
Dear friends, divers, videographers & photographers,

It’s happening in 2009!
The very first underwater photography & videography contest organized by [glow=red,2,300]hugyfot[/glow] underwater housings, Green-Force underwater light systems and Danny Van Belle Co. Ltd.
Marine Wildlife Videography is a fact.
The [glow=red,2,300]HUGYCUP[/glow] is born.

1st [glow=red,2,300]HUGYCUP[/glow] International underwater photo- & video shoot-out competition1st prize photography HUGYFOT housing at winner’s choice.
1ste prize videography set Green Force 150 Watt HID with batteries.
And much more
Total prize package over 16000 euro

Underwater videography
Prizes for the 1st – 2nd – 3rd place
Prize for best videoclip unedited
Prize of the jury

Underwater photography
Green-force competition
Competition macro
Competition frogfish
Competition nudibranchs
Competition wide angle
Competition Photo folio Lembeh
Competition Compact camera

All info to participate can be found at:


Re: 1st HUGYCUP shoot-out competition photo- & video

PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 8:16 pm
by bijan
Hello Danny Van Belle, welcome to MUW

do introduce yourself to us or the moderators will just regard this post as meaningless spam and remove it from the forum..

Re: 1st HUGYCUP shoot-out competition photo- & video

PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:49 pm
by Danny Van Belle

Like you requested I would like to introduce myself.

I'm Danny Van Belle, marine wildlife videographer.
I've made 2700 logged dives and worked for a long time as instructor in Thailand.
Since 2003 I'm active only working as underwater videographer.

I've produced a few documentaries which got many awards worldwide.
So I'm twice winner of the 'Golden fin' at the world festival of underwater images in Antibes, France, the most prestigious festival in underwater imaging of the world. (2004 & 2007).
At the World Cup underwater videography in Italy 2005 I reached 2nd place (Runner-up).
My biography, awards, etc... have a look at my personal website

For the moment I'm spending a lot of time in Indonesia.
I'm organizing in coöperation with a few companies the 1st HUGYCUP of which the annoncement above.
During this period of competition their will be a lot of workshops on underwater photography & videography.
A unique occasion I think to combine competition with some learning experience.

With best regards from Belgium

Danny Van Belle

Re: 1st HUGYCUP shoot-out competition photo- & video

PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:01 pm
by Snafu
Hi Danny,

Thank you for the introduction & for letting us know about this photo & video competition.

Hope some of the divers in here will join the competition.



Re: 1st HUGYCUP shoot-out competition photo- & video

PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 12:17 am
by k@Ki6iv3R
Hi Dan,

Thanks for the effort of putting up such a wonderful event. I have been looking forward to see some of the great art works by some great underwater photographers.

Btw, is this Cup open for all inclusive of professionals and commercial photographers as well? Any camera specifications? DSLR, Semi Auto or anything will do??

Any specifications of dive sites?? Or we just shoot and e-mail them to you?

Sorry for the bla bla bla questions. Just wanna make clear myself. Thanks.

;) Kakidiver

Re: 1st HUGYCUP shoot-out competition photo- & video

PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:20 am
by Danny Van Belle
Hi all ! 

A long time ago already and my sincere apologies for not posting a reply on previous reaction !

Indeed everyone can participate ! Compact camera's, reflex camera's, all video camera's !!

HUGYCUP 2010 takes place in Bali between 20th of june and 14th of august.

Over 30000 euros in prizes to win !!!

All info at

With very best regards

Danny Van Belle

Re: 3rd HUGYCUP coming up !

PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:47 pm
by Danny Van Belle
After the huge succes with the 1st HUGYCUP taking place in Lembeh and the 2nd HUGYCUP that took place in Bali the 3rd HUGYCUP is going to be held in EGYPT !

Starting on the 4th of september and uptill the 23rd of october photographers and videographers, professionals and beginners, reflex and compact camera's will all come together to participate in the HUGYCUP 2011 hold in Dahab, Egypt. Again prizes to win totaling a value of more than 30000 euro.
Underwater photography & videography workshops will be held by Danny Van Belle, three times winner of the Golden Fin at the World Festival of underwater images, France.
All info at :
If you like to enjoy breathtaking UW photos have a look at the winners of the HUGYCUP 2009 & HUGYCUP 2010 !