Congratulations to Stephanie Ilner, the worldwide winner of the 2009 worldwide Go PRO Challenge Testimonial Contest. Ilner, a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor originally from Belgium now working in Aguascalientes, Mexico, takes home the $10,000 US grand prize. View the winning video at padi.com.
Congratulations are also due to first runner-up Bianca Hoang, who took home $1500 US. Her video submission tells of humble beginnings and how she developed her passion for living the dive life by working as a PADI Divemaster in Hawaii, USA.
Competition was fierce for the top slots among the many outstanding entries and you can see many of them at padi.com in the coming months. If you missed out on the 2009 contest, you're in luck because the 2010 Go PRO Challenge Testimonial Contest is on. This year, there will be 25 winners from the PADI Americas and PADI Canada region and you can submit a captioned photo, video or written testimonial. Check out padi.com/gpc for the 2010 Go PRO Challenge Testimonial Contest Rules.
2009 Go PRO Challenge Professional Rating Contest Reminder
If you're vying for the DOXA watch or a Limited Edition Go PRO Winner's Circle Jacket in the 2009 Go PRO Challenge Professional Rating contest, paperwork for your member and student certifications must be submitted by 31 January 2010