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Underwater Photographer of the Year 2022

UPY2022 is now closed for entries.

5 January 2022: The Underwater Photographer of the Year 2022 contest has now closed for entries.

The UPY team would like to thank everyone who entered this year's competition. We are humbled that so many of you choose to support us, and through the UPY competition the wider diving community.

Face to face judging has been central to UPY’s way of operating and we know that entrants greatly appreciate the efforts we put into selecting our winners. Current COVID restrictions mean that for the 2022 contest the UPY judges will be meeting online, but we plan to be as thorough as always in evaluating every image we receive.

We anticipate that working online will slow the judging process, so please be patient, you can expect winning notifications to come a few days later this time. We intend to take all the time necessary to study the images properly and do not want to set a deadline for when winners will be notified.  We will keep you informed of our progress here, and across our social media channels: UPY on Instagram, UPY on Facebook and UPY on Twitter.


© Renee Capozzola

See all the 2021 results in the winners gallery

Click to see a gallery of over 100 stunning underwater images - the UPY 2021 winners

Alex & Peter discuss UPY2021

See judges Alex Mustard and Peter Rowlands discuss the UPY2021 awards; what's changed, why, and what we're doing to support the community

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 2022 Exhibition

© Kirsty Andrews

Stories from our winners

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

© Tobias Friedrich

Competition Rules

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