Important dates

2018 Competition dates & deadlines

Finally Whalesharks
Finally Whalesharks Patrick Neumann (Germany)

Here are the important dates for the 2018 Underwater Photographer of the Year competition. There is no need to wait until the last minute to submit your images as you can always delete and re-submit different photos should you change your mind before the final submission deadline.


November 1st 2017 - Website opens for registration and entries to be submitted online

January 2nd 2018 - Closing date for all entries (midnight GMT), no other images will be accepted after this date

January 3rd & 4th 2018 - Images judged by Peter Rowlands (Chair), Martin Edge and Alex Mustard. All images entered into the competition will be seen by all three judges during our marathon two-day judging process

Add these dates to your calendar!

Mid January 2018 - Winners notified, prizes chosen and high res files sent for exhibition

Early February 2018 - Winners announced