More than 3,000 water enthusiasts submitted video footage, edited clips, and created stories for the PADI x GoPro Evolution Video Contest in 2019. This three part series featured entries that captured the imagination and demonstrated passion for adventure and the ocean. Three first place prizes of $2,000 USD were awarded and runner ups received a GoPro package consisting of a HERO7 Black, Super Suit and Adventure Kit.
After sorting through submissions sent in from all around the world, we present you the final winners of each phase the contest:
Capture + Edit | Phase 3
Marie Abe from Japan was awarded first place for the final leg of the contest for her video showcasing the sea of Ishigaki Island.
Edit | Phase 2
Patricia Cabral of the United States claimed first place for her creative edit of clips provided by GoPro for the Edit portion of the contest.
Capture | Phase 1
Kyoko Otsuki won the Capture portion of the contest for her amazing footage of a barracuda tornado in Indonesia.
Each winner received a cash prize of $2,000.00 USD, and runner ups received a GoPro package consisting of a HERO7 Black, Super Suit and Adventure Kit.