Once again this year, the LAUPS Shootout is not constrained to particular LAUPS charters. Instead, we’re opening up the whole month of October, 2013 for our members to take pictures that can be entered in the Shootout competition, to be voted on at the November meeting.

All images and video must be taken during the month of October 2013.

You can dive on your own, use images taken on our two-day Truth trip October 26-27, or any other beach or boat dives you do during the month.

For more info, see the shootout rules.

Sign up for our trip on the Truth here.

I hope everyone is able to participate!

Thanks to everyone who contributed trip reports last night - we had some great presentations before folks got down to business swapping gear!

For those of you who couldn't make it, here are the winners of last night's minicomps:

Stills: "Diver in Scene"

1st Place Open - Jeff Laity
2nd Place Open - Tony Frank
3nd Place Open - Fletcher Forbes
1st Place Novice - Richard Todd
2nd Place Novice - Richard Todd
3rd Place Novice - Phil Garner

Video: "Cleaning Stations"

1st Place Open - Nannette Van Antwerp
2nd Place Open - Anastasia Laity
3rd Place Open - Nannette Van Antwerp
1st Place Novice - John Forbes
2nd Place Novice - Dana Rodda

Note: next month's category is "Sand Creatures" Congratulations!

1st Place Open: Jeff Laity