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Underwater Photographer of the Year 2020

UPY 2020 is now closed for entries

4th January 2020: The Underwater Photographer of the Year 2020 contest has now closed for entries.

The UPY team would like to thank everyone who entered this year's competition, we are humbled that so many of you choose to support us year on year. We would also like to thank our loyal sponsors too, their support makes this competition possible.

Alex Mustard, Peter Rowlands and Martin Edge will convene over the next few days to judge this year's competition.

Due to the unique way that UPY is run, each and every one of the images entered will be seen by all three judges multiple times.


© 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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