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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! A single photographer can only take home one prize from the prize pool and as many of the fixed category prizes that they win. Photographers with the most points get first pick, we will contact you in order to get your selection.

Prize allocation for the 2019 competition:

 

PLEASE NOTE: we are still working on our full sponsor lineup so the allocated prizes may change slightly by the time we announce the results.


 

Category specific prizes

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

 

Compact category prizes

Winner: $500 USD Backscatter voucher

Runner Up: Scubalamp $300 USD voucher

3rd: Magic Filters £100 GBP Voucher  

 

British Waters Compact category prizes

Winner: Suunto Eon Core dive Computer

Runner up: Scuba Travel £200 Voucher

3rd: Scuba Travel £100 Voucher

 

British Waters Wide Angle prizes

Winner: MV Halton liveaboard for two people

Runner up: Fourth Element £250 Voucher

3rd: Scuba Travel £100 Voucher

 

British Waters Macro prizes

Winner: Nauticam MWL-1 Wet Lens

Runner up: Scuba Travel £200 Voucher

3rd: Scuba Travel £100 Voucher

 

British Waters Living Together prizes

Winner: £500 GBP Crown Estate Cash Prize

Runner up: £300 GBP Crown Estate Cash Prize

3rd: £200 GBP Crown Estate Cash Prize

 

 


Agulhas House, South Africa

http://www.agulhashouse.com

  • 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


Atmosphere

https://atmosphereresorts.com/

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


Backstatter

https://www.backscatter.com/

Two individual prizes:

1x $500 USD voucher to spend online (for Winner of the Compact category)

1x $500 USD voucher to spend online

 


Crystal Blue resort

http://www.divecbr.com

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



Dive into Lembeh

https://diveintolembeh.com/

6 night stay with 5 days of diving (2 day boat dives per day).

This is full board and includes transfers and Nitrox (published price value of USD$ 1775)

This prize not valid during October or Xmas / New Year week.


Fourth Element

https://fourthelement.com/

£250 voucher to spend in their online shop (for the Runner Up in the British Waters Wide Angle category)


Go Aqaba

https://www.goaqaba.com/

4 days dive package for a couple, the prize includes: 

  • Daily diving with two dives a day 
  • Nitrox 32% 
  • Lunch, water and soft drinks
  • Wadi Rum Excursion including one night accommodation at Rahayeb Desert Camp F.B 
  • Petra Excursion including transfer and lunch. Entrance fees is not included 50JD per person


Magic Filters

http://www.magic-filters.com/

Three prizes:

1x £100GBP voucher to be spent on any Magic Filter products (for Third in the Compact category)

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

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


Master Liveaboards

http://www.masterliveaboards.com

$1500USD voucher for Master Liveaboards


MV Halton

http://www.mvhalton.co.uk

2 (winner & buddy) spaces for Scapa liveaboard trip (for the Winner of the British Waters Wide Angle category).

Redeemable within 18months


Nauticam

https://www.nauticam.com/

Three individual prizes:

1x MWL-1 Wet-lens (for the Winner of the British Waters Macro category)

1x SMC-1 Macro lens

1x CMC-1 Macro lens


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, plus 5 days diving and transfers from Marsa Alam airport for one person.


Scuba Travel

https://www.scubatravel.com

8 seperate prizes:

1 x £750GBP voucher

1 x £500GBP voucher

2 x £200GBP vouchers (one for Runner Up of the British Waters Macro category and one for Runner Up in the British Waters Compact category)

4 x £100GBP vouchers (one for Third place in the British Waters Wide Angle category, one for Third place in the British Waters Macro category and one for Third place in the British Waters Compact category)


Scubalamp Underwater Photography Equipement

http://www.scubalamp.com/

$600USD Voucher

$300USD Voucher (for Runner Up of the Compact category)

$100USD Voucher


Sea Safari Cruises

http://www.divingseasafari.com/

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

https://www.siladen.com/

1 person 5 night stay and 10 air dives.


Siren Fleet

http://www.sirenfleet.com

$1500USD voucher for Siren fleet liveaboards


Suunto

https://www.suunto.com/en-gb/

A suunto Eon Core dive computer (for the Winner of the British Waters Compact category).


The Crown estate

https://www.thecrownestate.co.uk/

Three seperate prizes:

£500GBP Cash prize (for the Winner of the British Waters Living Together category)

£300GBP Cash prize (for the Runnder Up of the British Waters Living Together category)

£200GBP Cash prize (for the Third place in the British Waters Living Together category)


Thresher Shark Divers

http://malapascua-diving.com/

10 Dive Package for 1 person.