Awarding Underwater Photographers with Prestigious Prizes
14 Years | 641 Winners | $262,000 Cash
Competition 2017

FINALS 
We would like to thank all amateur and professional photographers from around the world for submitting thousands of spectacular underwater images and videos to the World ShootOut 2017. We are proud to announce the photographers who have reached the finals. The most final winners in each category will be announced and awarded at the upcoming boot Dusseldorf dive show, where two festive ceremonies will take place at the central stage of hall 3:

World ShootOut 2017 Award Ceremony 
Friday, January 26th, 4pm
Underwater Photography Global Championship 
Live Judging & Award Ceremony
Saturday, January 27th, 10.30am
 

Categories - Semi Finals
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Recent Winners
  • Virginia Salzedo, Italy
    BEST PICTURE OF THE YEAR
    “boot Dusseldorf Di...
    Photo by: Virginia Salzedo, Italy
  • Eduardo Acevedo, Spain
    WIDE ANGLE
    7-night holiday for 2 peo...
    Photo by: Eduardo Acevedo, Spain
  • Tobias Friedrich, Germany
    MACRO
    1,500 USD check, courtesy...
    Photo by: Tobias Friedrich, Germany
  • Anders Nyberg, Sweden
    SHARKS
    Diving vacation for 2 peo...
    Photo by: Anders Nyberg, Sweden
  • Virginia Salzedo, Italy
    AMATEURS
    1,500 US dollars check, c...
    Photo by: Virginia Salzedo, Italy
  • Evan Sherman, USA
    VIDEO CLIP
    1,000 US dollars check, c...
    Video by: Evan Sherman, USA
  • Gianni Pecchiar, Italy
    WRECKS
    6-day live aboard trip in...
    Photo by: Gianni Pecchiar, Italy
  • Steven Kovacs, USA
    Best 5
    $20,000-worth three-week ...
    Photo by: Steven Kovacs, USA
    • Renee Capozzola...
       
    • Ron Watkins, US...
    • Jeff Milisen, ...
    NTS Category
     $ 6,000 worth of SE...
    Photo by: Renee Capozzola, USA Team
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Competition News
  • Championship Winners
    USA team with Renee Capozzola, Ron Watkins and Jeff Milisen won the Underwater Photography Global Championship 2016 category. They competed in the finals against 3 Italian teams and a team from Taiwan and won $16,000......
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  • Macro category Winner
    The prize for the popular category featuring a macro/super macro composition went to Tobias Friedrich from Germany, who won $1,500 USD check courtesy of Olympus
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