Important dates

2019 Competition dates & deadlines

Please remember these dates!

Here are the important dates for the 2019 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 2018 - Website opens for registration and entries to be submitted online

January 4th 2019 - Closing date for all entries (midnight GMT), no other images will be accepted after this date

January 6th to 8th 2019 - Images judged by Alex Mustard (chair), Peter Rowlands and Martin Edge. All images entered into the competition will be seen by all three judges during our marathon judging process

Mid January 2019 - Winners notified, prizes chosen and high res files sent for exhibition

End February 2019 - Winners announced - specific date to be finalised