Underwater Photographer of the Year 2020

 

Underwater Photographer of the Year

Underwater Photographer of the Year

Opening: November 1, 2019
Deadline: January 3, 2020
Entry fee: from £15 to £40
Prizes: £100, £200, $500, $750, $2,000 vouchers, valuable prizes

Categories

  • Wide Angle
    for wide angle images shot anywhere in the world. Wreck photos are welcome in this category. Open to all.
  • Macro
    for close-up/macro images shot anywhere in the world. Open to all.
  • Wrecks
    for wide angle to macro images shot on wrecks. The wreck can be the main subject, or simply the setting for a marine life, macro or diver photograph. Photos can be taken anywhere in the world. Open to all.
  • Behaviour
    for wide angle to close-up and macro images showing interesting natural behaviour of underwater life. These images can be shot anywhere in the world. Open to all.
  • Portrait
    for wide angle to close-up and macro images depicting a sense of character of the chosen subject. These images can be shot anywhere in the world. Open to all.
  • Black & White
    for black and white images of any underwater subject (macro or wide angle) shot anywhere in the world. Toning and tinting is permitted. Black and white photos are eligible in all categories, but are more likely to be successful here. Open to all.
  • Compact
    for wide angle or close-up/macro images shot anywhere in the world (including the UK) with a compact camera (includes stills from GoPro and other action cameras, does not include interchangeable lens mirrorless cameras). Open to all. Entrants to this category will only be accepted from photographers who’s ONLY underwater camera is of a ‘compact’ type.
  • Up & Coming
    for wide angle or close-up/macro images shot anywhere in the world (including the UK). Open only to underwater photographers who have not previously been awarded in an underwater photography competition or been published.
    The aim of this category is to showcase the work of new talent.
  • British Waters Wide Angle
    for images shot anywhere in UK waters*. Open to all.
  • British Waters Macro
    for close-up/macro images shot anywhere in UK waters*. Open to all.
  • British Waters ‘Living Together’
    This category is sponsored by The Crown Estate. The Crown Estate play a role in managing activities on the seabed around England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and wanted to create a category that showcases the co-existence of nature and human activities on the UK seabed. We are happy for photographers to interpret the Living Together theme in a broad fashion in the first year of this new category. We are looking for strong, striking images (both macro and wide angle) that show the value of natural and/or man-made habitats in British Seas, particularly offshore renewables. Open to all.
  • British Waters Compact
    for wide angle or close-up/macro images shot in British Waters with a compact camera (includes stills from GoPro and other action cameras, does not include interchangeable lens mirrorless cameras). Open to all. The aim of this category is to encourage more photographers to take photos in British waters and demonstrate what can be achieved with modest camera equipment. Therefore entrants to this category will only be accepted from photographers who’s ONLY underwater camera is of a ‘compact’ type.

Prizes

  • Agulhas House
    1 x 2 divers double or twin room, 7 Nights full board, all transfers, 8 reef / wreck dives, 2 baited shark dives, cylinders, weights and nitrox, wifi
  • Aiyanar Beach and Dive Resort, Anilao, Philippines
    7 day, 6 night in resort with 10 dive package (approx $1500 USD)
  • Backscatter
    2 x $500 USD voucher for Backscatter.com
  • Crystal Blue Resort, Philippines
    7 Nights Full accommodation, 6 days x 3 dives (18 Guided boat dives)
  • Dive into Lembeh
    1 x 6 night stay with 5 days of diving ( 2 day boat dives per day ). This is full board and includes transfers and Nitrox (published price value of USD$ 1835)
  • Fotografit
    3 x €400 voucher for I-Divesite products bought at Fotografit.eu
  • Fourth Element
    1 x £250 GBP vouchers for their online shop, 2 x £50 GBP vouchers for their online shop
  • Go Aqaba
    1 x 2 people, 4 days dive package for a couple, the prize includes
    Daily diving with two dives a day, Nitrox 32%, Lunch, water and soft drink, Wadi Rum Excursion include one night accommodation at Rahayeb Desert Camp F.B, Petra Excursion include transfer, and lunch, Entrance fees is not included 50JD per Person
  • Looking For Whales
    3 x copy of Looking For Whales book by Wade & Robyn Hughes (including international postage)
  • Magic Filters
    1x £100GBP voucher to be spent on any Magic Filter products, 1x £75GBP voucher to be spent on any Magic Filter products, 1x £50GBP voucher to be spent on any Magic Filter products
  • Nauticam
    1 x Nauticam MWL-1 lens, 1 x Nauticam SMC-1 lens, 1 x Nauticam CMC-1 lens
  • Red Sea Diving
    1 x 7 nights accommodation in a deluxe chalet for one person at Marsa Shagra, Marsa Nakari or Wadi Lahami, plus 5 days diving and transfers from Marsa Alam airport for one person.
  • Scuba Travel
    1 x £750GBP voucher, 1 x £500GBP voucher, 2 x £200GBP vouchers, 4 x £100GBP vouchers
  • Siladen
    1 x 1 person 5 night stay & 10 air dives
  • Suunto UK
    1 x EON Core dive computer
  • The Crown Estate
    1 x £500GBP Cash prize (for the Winner of the British Waters Living Together category), 1 x £300GBP Cash prize (for the Runner Up of the British Waters Living Together category), 1 x £200GBP Cash prize (for the Third place in the British Waters Living Together category)
  • Thresher Shark Divers
    1 x 10 Dive Package for 1 person

Dates

  • November 1st 2019
    Website opens for registration and entries to be submitted online
  • January 3rd 2020
    Closing date for all entries (midnight GMT), no other images will be accepted after this date
  • January 5th & 6th 2020
    Images judged by Peter Rowlands (chair, Alex Mustard and Martin Edge. All images entered into the competition will be seen by all three judges during our marathon judging process
  • Mid January 2019
    Winners notified, prizes chosen and high res files sent for exhibition
  • End February 2019
    Winners announced at GoDiving show in the UK and online – date and time to be finalised.

Entry Fees

  • £15 GBP – up to 3 images
  • £30 GBP – up to 10 images
  • £40 GBP – up to 20 images

Website: http://www.underwaterphotographeroftheyear.com/

Underwater Photographer of the Year 2019 Winners

The Gauntlet
© Richard Barnden, United Kingdom
Underwater Photographer of the Year 2019
British Underwater Photographer of the Year 2019

Underwater Photographer of the Year

 

Paradise
© Taeyup Kim, Korea
Up & Coming Category Winner
Up & Coming Underwater Photographer of the Year 2019

Underwater Photographer of the Year

 

Caretta Caretta Turtle
© Eduardo Acevedo, Spain
Marine Conservation Category Winner
Marine Conservation Photographer of the Year 2019

Underwater Photographer of the Year

 

Marine Compass
© Malcolm Nimmo, United Kingdom
Most Promising British Underwater Photographer 2019

Underwater Photographer of the Year

 

Uber Wasser, Unter Wasser
© Tobias Friedrich, Germany
Underwater Photography Book Of The Year 2019

Underwater Photographer of the Year

 

Gentle Giants
© François Baelen, Reunion Island
Wide Angle Category Winner

Underwater Photographer of the Year

 

Fast Cuttlefish
© Fabio Iardino, Italy
Macro Category Winner

Underwater Photographer of the Year

 

Big Guns
© René B. Andersen, Denmark
Wrecks Category Winner

Underwater Photographer of the Year

 

Fly high and smile
© Nicholas Samaras, Greece
Portrait Category Winner

Underwater Photographer of the Year

 

Between Two Worlds
© Henley Spiers, Philippines
Black & White Category Winner

Underwater Photographer of the Year

 

Hairy in the Sunrise
© Enrico Somogyi, Germany
Compact Category Winner

Underwater Photographer of the Year

 

Off the Wall
© Robert Bailey, United Kingdom
British Waters Wide Angle Category Winner

Underwater Photographer of the Year

 

Beauty in the Mud
© Arthur Kingdon, United Kingdom
British Waters Macro Category Winner

Underwater Photographer of the Year

 

Morning Tide Mackerel
© Victoria Walker, United Kingdom
British Waters Living Together Category Winner

Underwater Photographer of the Year

 

Playtime?
© Martin Edser, United Kingdom
British Waters Compact Category Winner

Underwater Photographer of the Year

 

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