US Embassy Jakarta’s Underwater Beauty Contest

Photo from US Embassy Jakarta

U.S. Ambassador Cameron R. Hume and Miss North Sulawesi Ursula Pamantung at the launch of the 2009 “Ocean in Focus” underwater photo competition. Sponsored by Canon, Coca-cola, the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (DKP) and The Nature Conservancy, the contest challenges Indonesian residents to upload their best photos of nation’s underwater biodiversity and natural beauty. Prizes include the latest Canon underwater cameras, as well as all-expenses paid snorkeling trips to Bunaken, provided by Coca-Cola. The competition runs from now until June 30th and winning photos will be announced in Tamasya Magazine’s August edition. The United States Government is supporting the Coral Triangle Initiative with a $41.6 million, five-year program for improving management of marine and coastal resources. From here.