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2020 Sponsors & prizes

Prizes & sponsors for the 2020 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 competition, 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 2020 competition:


Category specific prize allocations

Category 7 - Compact

Category 9 - British Waters Wide Angle

Category 10 - British Waters Macro

Category 11 - British Waters Living Together

Category 12 - British Waters Compact

 

A-Z full prize list


Agulhas House

http://www.agulhashouse.com

1 x 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.


Aiyanar Beach and Dive Resort, Anilao, Philippines

http://www.aiyanar.com

7 day, 6 night in resort with 10 dive package (approx $1500 USD)


Backscatter

https://www.backscatter.com/

Two separate prizes:

1 x $500 USD voucher for Backscatter.com - allocated to Compact category Winner

1 x $500 USD voucher for Backscatter.com


Beuchat UK

https://www.beuchat-diving.com/gb/

1 x Focea comfort 6 wetsuit - allocated to British Waters Compact category Runner Up


Blue O Two

https://blueotwo.com/

1 x Voucher for £750


Crystal Blue Resort, Philippines

http://www.divecbr.com

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


Dive into Lembeh

https://diveintolembeh.com/

1 x 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$ 1835).

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


Fisheye

http://fisheye-jp.com

FIX Under Warmer heated vest WL5200FB (Value $699) - allocated to British Waters Macro category Winner


Fotografit

https://fotografit.eu

Three separate prizes:

1 x €400 voucher for I-Divesite products bought at Fotografit.eu

1 x €200 voucher for I-Divesite products bought at Fotografit.eu

1 x €100 voucher for I-Divesite products bought at Fotografit.eu


Fourth Element

http://www.fourthelement.com/

Three separate prizes:

1 x £250 GBP vouchers for their online shop - allocated to British Waters Wide Angle category Runner Up

1 x £50 GBP vouchers for their online shop - allocated to British Waters Macro category Fourth place

1 x £50 GBP vouchers for their online shop


Go Aqaba

https://www.goaqaba.com/

1 x 2 people, 4 days dive package for a couple, the prize includes

  • Daily diving with two dives a day
  • Accomodation
  • Nitrox 32%
  • Lunch, water and soft drink
  • Wadi Rum Excursion include one night accommodation at Rahayeb Desert Camp F.B
  • Petra Excursion include transfer, and lunch

Entrance fees is not included 50JD per Person


Looking For Whales

https://www.wadeandrobynhughes.com/

Three separate prizes:

1 x copy of Looking For Whales book by Wade & Robyn Hughes (including international postage) - allocated to British Waters Compact category Fourh place

1 x copy of Looking For Whales book by Wade & Robyn Hughes (including international postage)

1 x copy of Looking For Whales book by Wade & Robyn Hughes (including international postage)


Magic Filters

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

Three separate prizes:

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

1x £75GBP voucher to be spent on any Magic Filter products - allocated to Compact category Third place

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


Nauticam

https://www.nauticam.com/

Three separate prizes:

1 x Nauticam MWL-1 lens - allocated to British Waters Wide Angle category Winner

1 x Nauticam SMC-1 lens

1 x Nauticam CMC-1 lens


Red Sea Diving

redsea-divingsafari.com

1 x 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.

Valid for 12 months


Reef Life by Callum Roberts

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/nov/16/reef-life-underwater-memoir-callum-roberts-review

1 x Signed copy of Reef Life by Callum Roberts - allocated to Compact category Fourth place

1 x Signed copy of Reef Life by Callum Roberts - allocated to British Waters Wide Angle category Fourth place

 


Scuba Travel

http://www.scubatravel.com

Eight separate prizes:

1 x £750GBP voucher

1 x £500GBP voucher

2 x £200GBP vouchers - allocated to British Waters Macro category Runner Up

1 x £100GBP vouchers - allocated to British Waters Wide Angle category Third place

1 x £100GBP vouchers - allocated to British Waters Macro category Third place

1 x £100GBP vouchers - allocated to British Waters Compact category Third place

1 x £100GBP vouchers

 


Scubalamp

http://scubalamp.com/

Three separate prizes:

1 x Voucher $600

1 x Voucher $300 - allocated to Compact category Runner Up

1 x Voucher $100


Siladen

https://www.siladen.com/

1 x 1 person 5 night stay & 10 air dives


Solitude

https://www.solitude.world/

Three separate prizes:

1x 2,000 USD liveaboard voucher, redeemable towards any available Solitude Adventurer itinerary or Solitude One itinerary (excluding Tubbataha)

1x 500 USD voucher towards Solitude Acacia Resort (Anilao, Philippines)

1x 500 USD voucher towards Solitude Lembeh Resort (Lembeh, Indonesia)


Suunto UK

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

1 x EON Core dive computer - allocated to the British Waters Compact category Winner


The Crown Estate

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

Three separate prizes:

1 x £500GBP Cash prize - allocated to the Winner of the British Waters Living Together category

1 x £300GBP Cash prize - allocated to the Runner Up of the British Waters Living Together category

1 x £200GBP Cash prize - allocated to the Third place in the British Waters Living Together category


Thresher Shark Divers

http://malapascua-diving.com/

1 x 10 Dive Package for 1 person