Underwater Photographer of the Year 2019

The Underwater Photographer of the Year 2019 results have been announced!

This year saw Richard Barnden from the UK named Underwater Photographer of the Year 2019 as well as British Underwater Photographer of the Year 2019 with his captivating image titled 'The Gauntlet'.

You can see the full results from all the categories in the 2019 winners gallery, and to find out more about the award and category winning images check out our winning photographers videos.

The UPY Team would once again like to thank all of our entrants and sponsors for your continued support. See you again in 2020 :)

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© Richard Barnden

See all the results in the 2019 winners gallery

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

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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