2018 Prizes & sponsors

Full list of prizes & sponsors for the 2018 Underwater Photographer of the Year competition

We at the Underwater Photographer of the Year competition believe that, while prizes are an important part of any serious photography contest, it is the prize that money can-not buy which makes our awards uniquely attractive to underwater photographers. This comes from the worldwide media exposure that we generate for our winners and their photography.

That said, we are very proud that many of the leading companies in the diving and underwater photography world choose to sponsor UPY and we hope all entrants will consider using their products in the future. 

If your company wants to sponsor a prize in a future UPY, please get in touch.

Placings in UPY get you points and points get you prizes. Each photographer can only claim one prize and the photographers with the most points get first pick.

 

Prize allocation for the 2018 competition:

 


 

Category specific prizes

The following prizes have been taken out of the 'prize pool' and awarded to the specific category winners:

Underwater Photographer of the Year Overall Winner

$5000 USD voucher from Nauticam, redeemable against Nauticam products at any of their dealers worldwide.

nauticam

 

Compact category prizes

Winner: $500 USD Backscatter voucher.

Runner Up: £200 GBP Scuba Travel voucher & the complete 100 Issue back catalogue of Underwater Photography magazine.

3rd: SmugMug 1 Year Portfolio Account & the complete 100 Issue back catalogue of Underwater Photography magazine.    

 

British Waters Compact category prizes

Winner: £250 GBP Ocean Leisure Cameras voucher .

Runner Up: £100 GBP Scuba Travel voucher & the complete 100 Issue back catalogue of Underwater Photography magazine.

3rd: SmugMug 1 Year Portfolio Account & the complete 100 Issue back catalogue of Underwater Photography magazine.    

 backscatter  uwpmag smugmug scubatravel 

 

 

The 2018 prize pool (A-Z)

 


Agulhas House, South Africa

http://www.agulhashouse.com

7 nights full board + diving for 2 people

Including 8 reef/wreck dives and 2 baited shark dives, nitrox included.


Aiyanar Resort, Anilao, Philippines

http://www.aiyanar.com

7 day, 6 night package with 3 dives a day for 5 Days.

Single occupancy Casita accommodation. 5 days diving, 3 dives per day. FREE NITROX. Full Board Meals.


Atmosphere Resort, Dauin, Philippines

http://www.atmosphereresorts.com

6 night stay for one person.

Including 10 day dives, nitrox, breakfast and airport transfers


Aqualung

http://www.aqualung.com

Newly launched Outlaw BCD with weight pockets.


Backscatter

http://www.backscatter.com

USD $500 voucher to be used at Backscatter Underwater Photography


Blue O Two

http://www.blueotwo.com

1000 GBP Voucher to be used against any holiday with Blue O Two (UK)


Crystal Blue Resort

http://www.divecbr.com

7 night, 6 days of 3 tank dives. 3 meals a day, land transfer

Valid until Feb 2019


Fisheye

http://www.fisheye-jp.com

USD $600 voucher be used on Fisheye products


Focus Visuals

http://www.focusvisuals.com/

Space on a Lightroom training course for 1 person.

Training given in Bournemouth, UK, and excludes travel or accommodation. Valid for 1 year.


Fourth Element

http://www.fourthelement.com

3 separate prizes:

New Thermocline suit (launched DEMA 2017) + Thermocline accessories + Expedition Luggage

£100 voucher for Fourthelement.com Life Shop

£50 voucher for Fourthelement.com Life Shop

 


Magic Charters

http://www.magic-charters.co.uk

2 days of 'whole boat' Blue Shark photography charter (bring your friends) from Plymouth (UK)


Magic Filters

http://www.magic-filters.com

3 separate prizes:

£100 GBP voucher for Magic Filters online store

£75 GBP voucher for Magic Filters online store

£50 GBP voucher for Magic Filters online store


Master Liveaboards

http://www.masterliveaboards.com

$1750 USD voucher to be used against any Master Liveaboard holiday worldwide.


MV Halton (UK Liveaboard)

http://www.mvhalton.co.uk

2 (winner + buddy) spaces for Scapa Flow charter

Redeemable within 18 months


NAD Lembeh Resort, Indonesia

http://www.nad-lembeh.com

3 separate prizes:

USD $500 Voucher against stay at NAD Lembeh Resort

USD $250 Voucher against stay at NAD Lembeh Resort

USD $250 Voucher against stay at NAD Lembeh Resort


Red Sea Diving Safari

http://www.redsea-divingsafari.com

7 nights accommodation in a deluxe chalet for one person at Marsa Shagra, Marsa Nakari or Wadi Lahami including 5 days diving

Also includes transfers from Marsa Alam airport. For one person, valid for 12 months


Sea Safari Cruises

http://www.seasafaricruises.com

1 trip for 1 person - any destination

Valid for 1 year


Scuba Travel

https://www.scubatravel.com

6 separate prizes:

GBP £750 Voucher against any holiday with Scuba Travel (UK)

GBP £500 Voucher against any holiday with Scuba Travel (UK)

GBP £200 Voucher against any holiday with Scuba Travel (UK)

GBP £100 Voucher against any holiday with Scuba Travel (UK)

GBP £100 Voucher against any holiday with Scuba Travel (UK)

GBP £100 Voucher against any holiday with Scuba Travel (UK)


Siladen Resort & Spa, Indonesia

http://www.siladen.com

Package 5 Nights, 10 Air dives for 1 person


Sindbad Dive Club Aqaba, Jordan

http://www.sindbadjo.com/home.aspx

2 separate prizes:

5 Days Dive package for 2 persons, nitrox included

3 Days Dive package for 2 persons, nitrox included

Hotel not included. Lunch, soft drink  and hot drinks on our facilities (Berenice Beach Club)


Siren Fleet

http://www.sirenfleet.com

€1500 Euro voucher to be used against any charter with Siren Fleet worldwide


smugmug

https://www.smugmug.com

1 Year Portfolio Account


SUPE

http://www.scubalamp.com

SUPE V6K Pro 12000 Lumen Underwater Light


Suunto

http://www.suunto.com

EON Core Dive Computer


Thresher Shark Divers

http://www.thresherdivers.com

10 Dive package for 1 person