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Underwater Competition Now Accepting Entries!
Posted: Wednesday, December 17, 2014

After brief technical difficulties, the Underwater Competition site is now accepting entries for both the Our World Underwater and DEEP Indonesia photo and video competitions! Enter as many images as you like for the chance to win your share of $90,000 in prizes and the acclaim that comes with this prestigious competition. For more info on entry, please visit the official pages of the Our World Underwater and DEEP Indonesia competitions.

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2015 Competitions Announced with More than $90,000 in Prizes
Posted: Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The landmark 10th edition of the Underwater Competition Series, organized by founders DivePhotoGuide.com and Wetpixel.com, is returning in 2015 with over $90,000 worth of prizes up for grabs.

 

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Our World Underwater 2014 Winners Announced
Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Our World Underwater international underwater photography and video competition winners have been announced. $50,000 in prizes were awarded to the winners, who represented more than 15 countries. The competition has become known as the "Superbowl" of underwater imaging events and celebrates and highlights both art of underwater photography as well as the beauty of the ocean.

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DEEP Indonesia 2013 Results Announced
Posted: Monday, March 4, 2013

DPG and Wetpixel are proud to announce the winners of the 2013 DEEP Indonesia international underwater photography competition. The competition is part of a unique series of underwater imaging events and has become one of the biggest and most prestigious in the world. Everyone from novice to professionals compete annually in what has become the “Superbowl” of international underwater imagery events, which combined with the Our World Underwater competition, awarded over $80,000 of world-class prizes.

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Our World Underwater 2013 Winners Announced
Posted: Friday, February 15, 2013

The Our World Underwater international underwater photography and video competition winners have been announced. $40,000 in prizes were awarded to the winners, who represented more than 15 countries. The competition has become known as the \"Superbowl\" of underwater imaging events and celebrates and highlights both art of underwater photography as well as the beauty of the ocean.

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2013 Competitions Announced with Over $80,000 in Prizes
Posted: Monday, December 10, 2012

The Underwater Competition series returns in 2013 for its 8th year with over $80,000 in prizes.   Known as the “Super Bowl” of underwater imagery events, the series has developed a reputation as being one of the elite underwater photography competitions. The competitions series, made up of the Our World Underwater and DEEP Indonesia contests, truly showcases the unique art of underwater photography.

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Posted: Wednesday, March 7, 2012

DPG and Wetpixel are proud to announce the winners of the 2012 DEEP Indonesia international underwater photography competition. The competition is part of a unique series of underwater imaging events and has become one of the biggest and most prestigious in the world. Everyone from novice to professionals compete annually in what has become the “Superbowl” of international underwater imagery events, which combined with the Our World Underwater competition, awarded over $100,000 of world-class prizes.

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Our World Underwater 2012 Winners Announced
Posted: Monday, February 20, 2012

The Our World Underwater international underwater photography and video competition winners have been announced. $60,000 in prizes were awarded to the winners, who represented more than 15 countries. The competition has become known as the "Superbowl" of underwater imaging events and celebrates and highlights both art of underwater photography as well as the beauty of the ocean.

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Judges of Our World Underwater and DEEP Indonesia 2012 Announced.
Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Wetpixel and DivePhotoGuide have announced the selection of the judging panel for the 2012 Our World Underwater and DEEP Indonesia underwater photography and video contests.

For the 2012 Our World Underwater competition, National Geographic’s Brian Skerry and professional underwater photographer Keri Wilk join judging veterans Alex Mustard, Berkley White, and Matt Weiss.

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2012 Competitions Announced with Over $100,000 in Prizes
Posted: Thursday, December 1, 2011

One of the largest, most prestigious and unique series of international underwater photo & video competitions kicks off its 7th anniversary this year with over $100,000 in world class prizes! Know as the “Super Bowl” of underwater imagery events, the Our World Underwater and DEEP Indonesia competitions, organized by DivePhotoGuide and Wetpixel,  truly showcase the art of underwater imagery from across the globe while celebrating the beauty, mystery and delicacy of the oceans.

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DEEP Indonesia 2011 Results Announced
Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2011

The 2011 DEEP Indonesia international underwater photography competition winners have been announced! Thousands of entries from underwater photographers around the world competed for over $50,000 of world-class prizes. Congratulations to Erin Quicgley of the United States,who won Best of Show for her 1st place image from the Animal Behavior category...

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Our World Underwater 2011 Winners Announced
Posted: Monday, February 21, 2011

The Our World Underwater international underwater photography and video competition winners have been announced! Thousands of entries from underwater photographers around the world, from novice to professionals competed for over $75,000 of world-class prizes. Congratulations to Anatoly Beloshchin from Russia,who won Best of Show for his 1st place image from the new Commercial, Conceptual and Fashion category...

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Judges Are Going ThroughThousands of Entries
Posted: Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The judges are hard at work going through thousands of entries from around the world. The bar is set high, and the judging process is a difficult one. Our World Underwater results will be announced on Feb 19th, 2011. DEEP Indonesia results will be announced on March 31st, 2011. Stay tuned!

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Jan 17th Deadline Is Approaching - Over $120,000 in Prizes
Posted: Thursday, January 13, 2011

There are just a few days left to enter one of the largest and most prestigious series of international underwater photo & video competitions. This year there are over $120,000 in world class prizes - the largest prize pool in the world.

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2011 Competition Launch with Over $120,000 in Prizes
Posted: Thursday, October 28, 2010

One of the largest, most prestigious and unique series of international underwater photo & video competitions kicks off its 6th anniversary this year with over $120,000 in world class prizes - the largest in the world. Often referred to as the “Super Bowl” of underwater imagery events, the Our World Underwater and DEEP Indonesia competitions truly showcase the art of underwater imagery from across the globe while celebrating the beauty, mystery and delicacy of the oceans.

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2011 Competitions Launching Soon
Posted: Tuesday, October 19, 2010

One of the largest, most prestigious and unique series of international underwater photo & video competitions kicks off its 6th anniversary this year with over $110,000 in world class prizes. Often referred to as the “Super Bowl” of underwater imagery events, the Our World Underwater and DEEP Indonesia competitions truly showcase the art of underwater imagery from across the globe while celebrating the beauty, mystery and delicacy of the oceans. 

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2010 DEEP Indonesia Winners Announced
Posted: Sunday, March 14, 2010

The winners of the prestigious 4th annual DEEP Indonesia international underwater photography competition, hosted by popular websites DivePhotoGuide and Wetpixel, have been announced! The most talented underwater photographers from around the world competed to win over $35,000 in prizes and the glory of being recognized as the world's best. Winners spanned across eleven countries. The images are awe inspiring and speak for themselves. A formal statement from the judges will be posted soon.

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Our World Underwater 2010 Winners Announced
Posted: Saturday, February 20, 2010
The winners of the prestigious 5th annual Our World Underwater international underwater photography & video competition have been announced! Thousands of entries from dozens of countries around the world impressed an esteemed judging panel. Each year the bar is set higher and we congratulate all of the participants from for such magnificent ocean related imagery.
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2010 Competitions Are Closed - In the Judging Phase
Posted: Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The 2010 competitions are now closed and the difficult judging process has commenced. We are all eager to see the results.








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Deadline Looming For 2010 Competitions – Over $80,000 in Prizes
Posted: Tuesday, January 5, 2010
New York, NY (Jan 5, 2010) – The deadline for the first major international underwater photo and video competitions of the new decade is January 15th. Your entries must be submitted by the deadline date in order to compete for over $80,000 in valuable prizes, and the recognition as being one of the best in the world. There are categories for photographers of all levels, from novice to professionals.















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Official Call For Entries: 2010 Competitions - Over $80,000 in Prizes
Posted: Sunday, October 11, 2009
New York, NY (Oct. 12, 2010) – Join us in celebrating the 5th anniversary of one of the largest and most prestigious international underwater photography and video competition series in the world!
 
Underwater photographers of all levels, from novice to professionals, are invited to participate in what has become the “Superbowl” of international underwater imagery events, with over $80,000 of world-class prizes, major industry involvement, and the opportunity to have their images showcased to the world as some of the best. Esteemed judges include leading professional underwater photographers, cinematographers and magazine editors from around the world.

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2009 DEEP Indonesia Winners Announced
Posted: Friday, March 27, 2009

The winners of the 4th annual Wetpixel & DivePhotoGuide international underwater photography & video competition in association with DEEP Indonesia have been announced! The submissions were impressive, and we congratulate all of the participants from around the globe for such magnificent imagery. The Best of Show in the stills competition went to Gabriele Donati of Italy. Indicative of the international nature of the event, winners alone represented 22 countries. A complete list of the results, winning images and videos can be found on the  DEEP Indonesia 2009 competition page. Congratulations to all of the winners from around the world!

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2009 Our World Underwater Competition Winners Announced
Posted: Monday, February 23, 2009
The winners of the 4th annual Wetpixel & DivePhotoGuide international underwater photography & video competition in association with Our World Underwater have been announced! The submissions were impressive, and we congratulate all of the participants from around the globe for such magnificent imagery. The Best of Show in the stills competition went to Justin Gilligan of Australia. Terry Maas of the US took first in the general video category, while Simon Spear from the UK nabbed first place in the video conservation category. Indicative of the international nature of the event, winners alone represented 22 countries. A complete list of the results, winning images and videos can be found on the  Our World Underwater 2009 competition page. Congratulations to all of the winners from around the world!

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2009 Competitions Are In The Judging Phase
Posted: Friday, January 30, 2009
The 2009 competitions are now closed and the tedious judging process has begun. Nearly 3,500 entries flooded in from all over the globe, and we are all eager to see the results.

Winners of the Our World Underwater international underwater photo & video competition are just weeks away from being announced and displayed during the Our World Underwater show and film festival in Chicago Feb 20 - 22, 2009. We will update the site with the winners on Feb 20th.   

Winners of the DEEP Indonesia international underwater photo competition will be announced and displayed at the DEEP Indonesia show in Jakarta, Indonesia March 27 - 29, 2009, and updated on the website on March 27th.

We would like to thank our estemmed judges for the judging this year's competitions...

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2009 Deadline Approaching - Enter Before Jan 15th!
Posted: Friday, December 26, 2008
The deadline for the 2009 competitions is Jan 15th. Underwater photographers and videographers from novices to the top pros int he world will be competing in the“Super Bowl” of international underwater imagery competitions, with over $75,000 of world-class prizes, major industry involvement, and the opportunity to have your images showcased to the world as some of the best. Esteemed judges include leading professional underwater photographers, cinematographers and magazine editors from around the world. Get your entries in soon! More.
David Doubilet Joins The Judging Panel
Posted: Friday, December 12, 2008

We are honored to announce that world renowned photographer David Doubilet has joined the judging panel for the 2009 Wetpixel & DivePhotoGuide International Underwater Photo & Video Competition in association with Our World Underwater. Doubilet is currently a Contributing Photographer-in-Residence at National Geographic Magazine. He has documented our changing underwater world since his first assignment with the Geographic in 1971.




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Posted: Tuesday, October 14, 2008
New York, NY (Oct. 14, 2009) – Photographers of all levels will help celebrate the beauty, mystery and delicacy of the marine environment as the 4th annual international underwater photography and video competition series hosted by UnderwaterCompetition.com kicks off this week. The competition has become the “Superbowl” of international underwater imagery competitions, with over $75,000 of world-class prizes, major industry involvement, and the opportunity to have your images showcased to the world as some of the best. Esteemed judges include leading professional underwater photographers, cinematographers and magazine editors from around the world.

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Welcome to The New UnderwaterCompetition.com
Posted: Saturday, September 27, 2008

We are proud to welcome you to the new UnderwaterCompetition.com, home to a series of prestigious international underwater photography & video competitions. The competitions are  hosted by popular websites DivephotoGuide & Wetpixel.com, and are held in association with two dive expos on opposite sides of the world. Our World Underwater in Chicago, USA, and DEEP Indonesia in Jakarta, Indonesia. 

We've added several new features and tools to the newly redesigned site as well as making the submission process entirely automated.  Click to read more about the new site and features...

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