Being away wasn’t a problem as the judging was online and the connection I had was great! What was hard was to choose the best photos among so many great shots.
CMAS World Championship is in my opinion the most difficult and the longest running underwater shootout event held.
Participants from 20 countries forming a total of 47 teams compete, representing their country in the hope of being crowned World Champion.
A few months later I recived a thank-you note from CMAS WORLD UNDERWATER FEDERATION and the president of CMAS, Anna Arzhanova, with the following text.
Rome, December 6, 2019
To: Mr. Nicholas Samaras
Object: Thanking letter World Championship of Underwater Photo and Video 2019.
Dear Mr. Nicholas Samaras,
I would personally like to thank you for your valuable contribution to “CMAS World Championship of Underwater Photography and Videography” organized in Tenerife between 17-22 September 2019.
Mr. Samaras, your presence at the Photo Championship Jury carried the quality of the Championship to a higher standard.
Again, I thank you for your time, talent and expertise you have given.
With great respect,
President of CMAS