Results: Our World Underwater 2019

Wetpixel and DPG are proud to announce the winners of this year’s Our World Underwater International Underwater Photography and Video Competition, which were revealed at the Our World Underwater dive show in Chicago this weekend.

Our panel of judges: David Doubilet, Howard and Michele Hall, Erin Quigley, Lia Barrett, and Abi Mullen, chose from thousands of entries submitted by photographers and videographers from around the world. Some $55,000 in gear and dive travel prizes were up for grabs, including $1,000 cash for the “Best of Show” image.

Best of Show and Wide Angle Unrestricted winner: Luc Rooman

Ultimately, it was Belgian photographer Luc Rooman who claimed the “Best of Show” top prize for his beautifully composed image of mating frogs, which won Gold in the Wide Angle Unrestricted category. Wetpixel columnist Henley Spiers was also a big winner, clinching Gold in the Black and White category, Silver in Macro Traditional, and Silver in Macro Unrestricted. Our congratulations to all the winners, and honorable mentions in the various categories.

The full set of winning images can be found in UnderwaterCompetition.com.

2019 Winning images

Black and White: Henley Spiers

Macro Traditional: Virginia Salzedo

Macro Unrestricted: Songda Cai

Wide Angle Traditional: Pedro Carillo

Compact Cameras: Todor Dimitrov

Video: Lee Burghard