Dive, click and stand a chance of winning

The US Embassy in Jakarta is nothing but a hive of activity, in cyberspace (see Facebook page) and now, it seems under water as well.The Embassy, an ardent supporter of Pesta Blogger, is now running a competition for underwater photography, but it ends today.

So try your luck, submit your photographs and who knows, you may even win a camera and underwater case, or even a free trip to Bunaken. Now, Unspun‘s got to look for his diving photos…

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“OCEAN IN FOCUS” Competition
National Underwater Photography Competition “OCEAN IN FOCUS”
Join the competition and win prizes!
Prizes (for each category, Student and Public):

1st Prize : Canon Digital PowerShot G10 + underwater case
2nd Prize : Canon Digital Camera Ixus 980 + underwater case

3rd Prize : Canon Digital Camera Ixus 90 + underwater case
Winning photos taken with a Canon Digital Camera will receive an additional Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printer CP770.
Additional Grand prize from Coca Cola for first winner of each category

* Trip to Bunaken tour
* Return airplane tickets Jakarta-Manado
* Hotel accommodation Manado

* Bunaken tour with glass bottom boat and snorkeling
All winners will also receive certificates from the U.S. Embassy Jakarta, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries and Canon Datascrip.

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Kompas’s answer to New Media

Kompas has been trying to meet the challenge from the New Media with Kompasiana from September 1. The blog contains writings from Kompas journalists as well as guest writers, one of the latest is Chappy Hakim the former Air Force chief.

They are going to Pesta Blogger as well. You might also want to check out Aris Heru Utomo’s views on the US Ambassador’s engagement with the blogging community here.

Screen Grab of Komsiana

Pesta Blogger 2008 on the way

It took a bit of time putting it together but Pesta Blogger 2008 is finally on the way and the Pesta Blogger Committee held a press conference today to announce what’s in store for Indonesia’s bloggers this year.

At the press conference, held at the Ministry of Communications and Information this afternoon, Pesta Blogger 2008 Chairman Wicaksono, better known among bloggers as Ndoro Kakung, announced that this year’s event, which will be held at the BPPT building on 22 November, will aim for 1,000 participants. This is double the participation in last year’s Pesta Blogger.

Strong participation is expected from bloggers from outlying cities as their communities have been actively communicating with Pesta Blogger Committee members. In addition the communities have ben actively involved in social work that is consistent with this year’s Pesta Blogger theme of “Blogging for Society.”

There will also be some new activities in this year’s Pesta Blogger. One of them is the invitation of five foreign bloggers from neighboring countries and the US to visit Bali, Yogjakarta and Jakarta, and concluding their trip by haring their impressions about Indonesia, its culture and blogging community with the participants of Pesta Blogger 2008. This activity is being held in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

Another new activity is the introduction of a photo contest this year that is being organized by blogger Iman Brotoseno who was present at today’s press conference together with other Pesta Blogger Committee members Enda Nasution, Chika, Hanny and Shinta.

Also at the press conference was the patron of Pesta Blogger, Minister of Communications and Informatics Muhammad Nuh and US Ambassador to Indonesia, Cameron Hume.

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