Our World Underwater and DEEP Indonesia contests are open for entries

Underwater imaging contests on Wetpixel

The 2019 edition of the Underwater Competition Series, organized by founders DivePhotoGuide and Wetpixel, has returned! And once again, we have over $100,000 worth of prizes for the taking.

Opening today, November 21, the series comprises the Our World Underwater Competition, considered by many to e the most prestigious international contest, and the DEEP Indonesia Competition, the signature component of Indonesia’s popular diving, adventure travel and extreme sports expo. These two combined represents the “World Cup” or “Super Bowl” of underwater imaging events.

The awesome prizes include trips with some of the world’s top dive resorts and liveaboards, as well as hot underwater photo and video gear. The prizes are awarded to winners in 13 categories, with the grand prize winner of the Our World Underwater Competition receiving $1000 in cash for the “Best of Show” image.

As usual, photographers of all levels can enter, from beginner shooters to professional wildlife photographers and videographers. The Our World Underwater Competition features technical categories, while the DEEP Indonesia Competition offers themed categories. Once again, the contest judges consist of a distinguished panel of industry experts, including photographers, filmmakers and publishing professionals.

Both contests are open for entries NOW with the deadlines for entries to Our World Underwater being 26 January 2019 and 9 March 2019 for entries into DEEP Indonesia.

Organizers Matt Weiss and Adam Hanlon issued the following joint statement:

With the Underwater Competition Series being among the most prestigious contests in the underwater imaging world, we’re expecting to see another flood of incredible pictures. Our judging panels always have their work cut out for them, and we’re sure they’ll have a challenging time choosing the winners this time around. We’re excited to see what jaw-dropping images and videos you’ve captured!”

The Our World Underwater Competition winners will be announced at Our World Underwater on February 17, with the winning images on display at the show. The winners of the DEEP Indonesia Competition will be announced on March 28, with entries exhibited at the DEEP and EXTREME Indonesia show from April 4 to 7. The winning photographs will also be published by our international media partners, reaching an audience of millions.

The organizers are once again pleased to announce that 15 percent of entry proceeds will be donated to marine conservation efforts.