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Underwater Photographer of the Year 2019

UPY 2019 saw Richard Barnden from the UK named 'Underwater Photographer of the Year 2019'.

Richard also picked up 'British Underwater Photographer of the Year 2019' with his captivating image titled 'The Gauntlet'.

See the complete winners list: 2019 winners gallery.


See UPY as part of the Milan Photo Week - we are very proud to be representing our winners in this prestigious photographic event.

© Richard Barnden

See all the results in the 2019 winners gallery

Click to see a gallery of over 100 stunning underwater images - the UPY 2019 winners

2019 winners videos

Award and category winners tell us about their striking images - check them out!

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

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