Underwater Photographer of the Year 2019

The 2019 Underwater Photographer of the Year is now open for entries.

Entrants have until 4th January 2019 (midnight GMT) to enter their images into the world's premier underwater photography competition.

Judging takes place on 6th - 8th January 2019 and every single image entered will be seen at least twice by our panel of judges.

To honour our commitment to the continuous development of the UPY competition we've added two new categories and one new award.

Don't forget you can still see the 2018 winning images or download the 2018 Yearbook as a great source of inspiration.

UPY2019 Logo

© Tobias Friedrich (Germany)

Category details

There are 10 international and 4 British waters categories in the 2019 Underwater Photographer of the Year Awards

2018 award video

Check out the 45min 2018 Awards Presentation, featuring interviews with some of our winners.

Meet the judges

Meet our top team of international judges

UPY on the road

Want to attract visitors to your venue? See how you can host the UPY 2019 Exhibition

© Siren Fleet

Stories from our winners

See what it means to be a winner with some stories of past entrants enjoying their prizes

© Rodney Bursiel (USA)

Competition Rules

Please make sure you are 100% sure of the rules and image submission guidelines

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