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DEEP Indonesia 2020



The prestigious DEEP Indonesia International Underwater Photo Competition is part of a unique series hosted by DivePhotoGuide (DPG) and Wetpixel, in association with DEEP Indonesia, Indonesia’s first-ever diving, adventure travel and extreme sports expo.

Photographers will compete in six themed categories to win over $45,000 in prizes, including underwater photo equipment and premium dive travel packages to some of the top photo destinations in the world.

The DEEP Indonesia competition is part of a unique series that, together with the DPG/Wetpixel Masters competition, has a prize pool of over $100,000. The prestige of these contests means that winners also achieve the glory of being named some of the world’s best underwater photographers.

** Deadline for submissions March 7th, 2020 **

Winners will be announced online, published by our media partners worldwide and exhibited during the DEEP Indonesia Expo.

The fee to enter is $10 per image. As with all events, 15% of entry proceeds will be donated to marine conservation efforts.

Compact Cameras

Any image taken by a point-and-shoot, non-DSLR, non-interchangeable-lens camera.
Any camera with interchangeable lenses is not considered a compact, so images taken with such cameras must not be entered into this category.


Any underwater image featuring a scuba diver or freediver.

Animal Portrait

Any underwater image featuring a portrait of an animal.

Animal Behavior

Any underwater image featuring animal behavior.


Any underwater image featuring a wide angle view of a reef.

10-day dive packages to Lembeh Strait and Bangka with Critters@Lembeh and Lembeh Resort
5 nights Tulamben and Pemuteran muck diving safari in north Bali with Bali Diving Academy
7-night dive packages to Papua New Guinea at Walindi Dive Resort
7-night dive packages to Lembeh Strait with Eco Divers Lembeh
7-night, 12-dive packages to Siladen Resort & Spa, Sulawesi
7-night, 10-dive packages at Volivoli Beach Resort, Fiji
7-night liveaboard trip with Dive Damai
Various lighting equipment from Ikelite
with Ikelite
SubSee +5 or +10 Magnifier with custom adapter
with ReefNet
Various imaging equipment from Isotta
with Isotta
Competition Judges
Andrew Marriott

Andrew Marriott is a longtime diver, photographer and writer. His work has been published in a wide variety of media around the world, but his true love is writing books. The first of these was Legends Beneath the Waves: Truk Lagoon. The second book in the same series, Philippines, was released in March 2019. Aside from shipwreck books, Andrew also writes dive guides. His guides focus in incredible detail on small areas and seek to take the reader diving in that location in their mind. The first of these is Let’s Go Dive Guide to Anilao, which was written with Ram Yoro. Two more of these guides were released in 2019.

Ellen Cuylaerts

Ellen Cuylaerts’ work can be seen in exhibitions in Paris, St. Petersburg, Valencia, Marseille and New York. As the curator of the yearly UN World Oceans Day photo competition, she addressed heads of state during the First Ocean Conference at the General Assembly of the United Nations. As a Fellow Explorer International, she became a member of the Flag & Honors Committee of the Explorers Club. She was inducted into the Women Divers Hall of Fame in March 2019. Ellen tries to combine contributing to ethics in photography, asserting the importance of being in control during your dives and of balancing health, taking images in remote locations with logistic challenges, and talking at different venues for photographers, divers and conservationists.

Kate Jonker

Kate Jonker is an award-winning writer and underwater photographer based in Gordon’s Bay, just outside Cape Town, South Africa. Kate’s passion lies with sharing her love of the ocean and her underwater experiences with others through photography and storytelling. Kate is a regular contributor to numerous underwater photography and diving magazines, and her images have been featured in both local and international publications. She teaches underwater photography and is a qualified dive boat skipper and dive guide for Indigo Scuba Diving Centre, which she owns and runs with her husband.

Mike Bartick

Mike Bartick is a marine wildlife photographer residing in Anilao, Philippines. He has an insatiable love for finding unique marine life, observing and photographing its behavior and sharing his insight and knowledge with others. His curiosity and drive for firsthand experience has led him across the globe in search of that special critter encounter. Mike is a widely published, award-winning photographer, writer and international public speaker with work appearing monthly in various magazines, websites and online publications. Mike also hosts photo clinics, workshops and seminars at Crystal Blue Resort, concentrating on the different aspects of underwater photography and the natural history of Southeast Asia and the Indo-Pacific.

Renee Capozzola

Renee Grinnell Capozzola is an award-winning underwater photographer who specializes in wide-angle and over-under images. Her photos have won more than 40 prestigious international accolades, including USA Photographer of the Year in the 2019 World Shootout, the 2020 DAN Europe Award, first place in the 2019 and 2017 Ocean Geographic Pictures of the Year, and first place in the 2019 United Nations World Oceans Day Photo Competition. Her work has also appeared throughout the world in leading print and online dive publications. When she’s not in the water, Renee teaches biology and educates her students about the challenges facing our oceans and the importance of conserving marine ecosystems.

Tobias Friedrich

Tobias Friedrich resides in Germany and started taking pictures with a DSLR underwater in 2007. Since then his images have been published in prestigious scuba diving magazines and newspapers around the globe. Many underwater photography competitions have honored his work, resulting in over 50 awards with nearly 30 first places. In 2018, he was named Underwater Photographer of the Year in the prestigious London competition. Tobias also leads expeditions and workshops around the world.