2017 Underwater Photographer of the Year

The 2017 Underwater Photographer of the Year is now open for entries! Judges are looking for your outstanding images of our planet’s underwater world.

Closing Date

January 2nd 2017

Categories

1. Wide Angle: for wide angle images shot anywhere in the world. Open to all.
2. Macro: for close-up/macro images shot anywhere in the world. Open to all.
3. Wrecks: for wide angle to macro images shot on wrecks. These images can be shot anywhere in the world. Open to all.
4. Behaviour: for wide angle to close-up and macro images showing interesting natural behaviour of underwater wildlife. These images can be shot anywhere in the world. Open to all.
5. Portrait: for wide angle to close-up and macro images depicting a sense of character of the chose subject.
6. Compact: for wide angle to close-up and macro images of the underwater world taken with a compact camera. GoPro shots are also allowed in this category.
7. Up and Coming: for wide angle images shot anywhere in the world. The aim of this category is to showcase new talent. This is only open to photographers who have not previously won an award in an underwater photography contest, or who has not been published.
8. British Waters Wide Angle: for images shot anywhere in UK waters. Open to all.
9. British Waters Macro: for close-up, macro images shot anywhere in UK waters. Open to all.
10. British Waters Compact: for wide-angle to close up and macro images of the underwater world taken with a compact camera in UK waters. GoProb shots are also allowed in this category.

Prizes

The prizes for this competition have to be confirmed. Please check back on the competition website for more updates.
There will also be four grand titles awarded by the Judges. These are:
1. Underwater Photographer of the Year 2017
2. Up and Coming Underwater Photographer of the Year 2017
3. British Underwater Photographer of the Year 2017
4. Most promising British Underwater Photographer of the Year 2017

Entry Fee

There is an entry fee of £5 for 3 images, £15 for 15 images, and £20 for 20 images.

Entry Requirements

The competition is open to all.

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