Presidente InterContinental Cozumel Resort & Spa to Host Photo Competition with $11,000 in Prize Money

Cozumel, Mexico, August 06, 2010 –(– Professional and non-professional photographers will comb the pristine beaches of Cozumel and dive into its Caribbean blue waters seeking the Best Picture for the first-ever “Cozumel Photo Shootout” hosted by the Presidente InterContinental Cozumel Resort & Spa September 15 – 19, 2010.

Registration for the event starts at US$450 per person which includes deluxe accommodations for four nights at the Presidente InterContinental Cozumel Resort & Spa, Shootout registration fee, two days of land or diving tours, breakfast, a welcome reception and farewell dinner. Event registration is available online at

The Best Picture winner will earn US$5,000. Other awards include Best Land Picture and Best Underwater Picture earning US$3,000 each.
Recognized globally by its colorful coral reefs teeming with life, Cozumel’s land ecosystems also provide a range of photo opportunities with endemic birds, reptiles and mammals, as well as incomparable tropical landscapes not found in other parts of the Caribbean.

“Shootout” participants may choose land and scuba diving tours which are included in the registration fee. Experience private reef tours lead by resident underwater photography experts Jose Luis Aragon and Nacho Gil. Participants will enjoy capturing colorful corals, turtles, octopus, and fish on camera.

Land expeditions include a boat tour through the Montecristo Lagoon with its labyrinth of mangroves. Or, explore the Punta Sur Ecological Park which features a lookout tower to spot crocodiles, iguanas and dune vegetation.
In addition to photographic expeditions, participants will enjoy workshops, presentations and expositions. To cap off the four-day event, a slide show of photo entries will be presented at the awards dinner.

For reservations, call from the USA (011) 52 987 8729500 or visit