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Underwater Photographer of the Year 2020


The Underwater Photographer of the Year 2020 is open for submissions until 3rd January 2020.

See all the important competition dates.


We are excited to once again be working with some of the best names in the diving, travel and underwater imaging sectors to bring you a great line-up of prizes.

Please read the full competition rules, and check-out last year’s winning images for some inspiration.

© Richard Barnden

See all the results in the 2019 winners gallery

Click to see a gallery of over 100 stunning underwater images - the UPY 2019 winners

2019 winners videos

Award and category winners tell us about their striking images - check them out!

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 2020 Exhibition

© Siren Fleet

Stories from our winners

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

© Rodney Bursiel (USA)

Competition Rules

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

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