2019 Sponsors & prizes

Prizes & sponsors for the 2019 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 categories that do not have dedicated prizes 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.

PLEASE NOTE: we are still working on our full sponsor lineup so please check back for more details

Agulhas House, South Africa


  • 2 divers double or twin room
  • 7 Nights full board
  • all transfers
  • 8 reef / wreck dives
  • 2 baited shark dives
  • cylinders, weights and nitrox
  • wifi



£500GBP towards the cost of a stay at the resort.

Crystal Blue resort


7 Nights Full accommodation, 6 days x 3 dives (18 Guided boat dives)

Fourth Element


£250 voucher to spend in their online shop.

Magic Filters


Three prizes:

1x £100GBP voucher to be spent on any Magic Filter products

1x £75GBP voucher to be spent on any Magic Filter products

1x £50GBP voucher to be spent on any Magic Filter products

Master Liveaboards


$1500USD voucher for Master Liveaboards

MV Halton


2 (winner & buddy) spaces for Scapa liveaboard trip.

Redeemable within 18months

Red Sea Diving Safari


7 nights accommodation in a deluxe chalet for one person at Marsa Shagra, Marsa Nakari or Wadi Lahami, plus 5 days diving and transfers from Marsa Alam airport for one person.

Scuba Travel


8 seperate prizes:

1 x £750GBP voucher

1 x £500GBP voucher

2 x £200GBP vouchers

4 x £100GBP vouchers

Scubalamp Underwater Photography Equipement


$600USD Voucher

$300USD Voucher

$100USD Voucher

Sea Safari Cruises


1 person any trip anywhere subject to availability, room, board and diving.

Extras not included, trip must be in 2019. Normal booking T&Cs apply: http://www.divingseasafari.com/prices-terms/

Siladen Resort & Spa


1 person 5 night stay and 10 air dives.

Siren Fleet


$1500USD voucher for Siren fleet liveaboards



A suunto Eon Core dive computer.

The Crown estate


Three seperate prizes:

£500GBP Cash prize

£300GBP Cash prize

£200GBP Cash prize

Thresher Shark Divers


10 Dive Package for 1 person.