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Underwater Photographer of the Year 2024

UPY2024 is now open for entries. The closing date is 5 January 2024, 23:59 hrs GMT.

For inspiration please view the UPY2023 results in the Winners' gallery.


Please note that we have tweaked the UPY rules for 2024 to protected photographers from AI generated images. We now require that camera EXIF is included in all entered JPGs (it will be by default, unless you remove it) and we will check RAW files of all shortlisted images. UPY still allows extensive post processing, including backscatter and object removal, panoramas, photogrammetry and creative post processing, as long as they are the work of the photographer and not generated by AI. Read more about the use of AI from Alex.

UPY2024 is our 10th edition since the relaunched of UPY, the original contests traces its roots back to 1965. As part of this special edition we are planning a standalone awards ceremony in London. This will be in addition to our display of prints and winners review at the Go Diving Show, and the other popular exhibitions of the winners around the world. Full details to follow.


© Kat Zhou

See the 2023 winners gallery

Click to see a gallery of all 130 stunning underwater images - the UPY 2023 winners

Video collection

Check out past videos on our youtube channel

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 2024 Exhibition

© Kirsty Andrews

Stories from our winners

See what it means to be a winner with some stories of past entrants enjoying their prizes

© Tobias Friedrich

Competition Rules

Please make sure you are 100% sure of the rules and image submission guidelines

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