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This year’s Playa Arena to Puerto Santiago swimming competition, which was the 15th organised by the local council, attracted over 300 competitors.

First place in the men’s race was claimed by Francisco Javier Perez with a finishing time of 12 minutes and 51 seconds. Second place went to Jose Carlos Baez Gonzalez with a time of 12 minutes and 54 seconds and third place went to Ciro Ascanio Gutierrez with a time of 13 minutes and 59 seconds.

In the women’s race first over the finish line was Design Escatllar with a time of 15 minutes 28 seconds, second place was Usoa Gala Arocena with a time of 15 minutes and 29 seconds while third place went to Carmen Elsa Dominguez with a time of 15 minutes and 50 seconds.

There was also prizes for locals who entered. In the men’s category first place went to José Juan Casañas with a time of 16 minutes and 47 seconds, second place went to Thomas Jonay Glez Garcia with a time of 18 minutes and 13 seconds and third place went to Javier Diaz Linares with a time of 18 minutes and 15 seconds.

Local women’s category was as follows: first Dácil Hernandez finished, using a time of 21 minutes and 21 seconds, second place went to Vanessa Sanchez with a time of 23 minutes and 52 seconds, while the Third place went to Ana Belén Socas with a time of 27 minutes and 9 seconds.

The “Acantilado de Los Gigantes”, fifth annual underwater photographic competition, sponsored by the City Council of the Historic Village of Santiago del Teide, with the collaboration of the Tenerife Cabildo, will take place from July 3rd – 10th 2010.

The amazing volcanic rock formations, caves, tunnels and arches plus the amazing diversity of marine live in the Los Gigantes area make it an ideal location for the competition.

The Digital Underwater Photography Contest “Cliffs Los Gigantes” is open to all underwater photographers who wish to take part. (Subject to the number of places and compliance with the rules of the competition).

For more info visit www.fotosubtenerife.com
Entry fee is € 150 for Category A and 120 € for Category B. This fee includes participation rights in the contest and a place on four boat dives departing from Los Gigantes Marina.

The awards for “Category A” are:

1. First place: trophy and 2,500 euros.

2. Second place: trophy and 1,500 euros.

3. Third place: Trophy and $ 1,000.

The awards for “Category B” are:

1. First place: trophy and 1,000 euros.

2. Second place: Barbolight LED Flashlight.

Painting and Photo competition – Puerto de Santiago

Posted by dolly diver on July 12, 2009
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Once again it is the time of year for the Santiago del Teide “Nooks and Crannies of Santiago” painting and photographic competition.

The competition is open to non-professional artists or photographers, over the age of 16yrs.
The theme is Rincones de Santiago, or Nooks and Crannies of Santiago, and entries should reflect the picturesque nature and/or local culture of the municipality.

Artists are limited to three entries per person, and each painting must be a minimum of 40 x 30 cm and correctly marked with the artist’s name.

Prizes for the painting competition are:
First prize €612
Second prize €306
Third prize €153

Photographic entries are limited to 3 per person. They can be in colour or black and white and each must be a minimum of 30 x 40 cm, framed and clearly marked with the photographer’s name.
Prizes for the Photographic competition are:

First prize €306
Second prize €245
Third prize €184
Fourth prize €123
Fifth prize €62

Competitors are limited to one prize. Entries need to be handed in by 2pm on 3rd August to the Department of Culture at the Santiago del Teide Ayuntamiento, with the following words clearly marked on the outside, “Para el concurso Rincones de Santiago”.

All entries will be on show on 9th August an the Canarian Crafts show in Arguayo.

At 5pm the winning entries will be announced.

 	swimming-competitionThe 14th annual swimming race from Playa De La Arena beach to Puerto de Santiago beach takes place on July 12th at 10am. The distance is aprox 950 mts.

If you would like to participate then call 922 868108 or 922 868041 between 08:00 to 15:00 hours, for more information.