Awarding Underwater Photographers with Prestigious Prizes
14 Years | 641 Winners | $262,000 Cash
  • World Shootout 2017 winners
    Photo by: Roni Sofer

    Boot Dusseldorf was an exciting dive show with the announcement of the amazingly talented photographer's winners 2017 competition. 
    Jeff Milisen from USA won the first prize Dreamy dive vacation for 2 people worth $20,000 in Papua New Guinea.
    Wu Yung-Sen from Taiwan won the second prize,11-day diving safari in Cocos Islands.
    Tianhong Wang from China won the third  prize  Mares Instinct Regulator 12S and a Puck Pro Computer

  • Global Championship Winners 2017

    ITALIAN TEAM with Pietro Cremone, Massimo Zannini and Marcello Di Francesco won the Underwater Photography Global Championship 2017 category.
    They competed in the finals against Spanish Team, Taiwan Team, USA team and another Italian team and won: 
    $16,000 worth of a prize including: $ 6,000 worth of SEACAM products
    + $ 10,000 dive trip to Papua New Guinea for the winning team courtesy of Papua New Guinea 

     

  • Sharks Category winner

    First Sharks prize went to Tanya Houppermans from USA , who won dreamy sharks dive vacation for 2 people,
    worth $7000 by Avalon Cuban Diving Centers.
    Second prize went to Filippo Borghi from Italy, who won 6-day diving trip for 1 person in Protea Banks, South Africa with African Dive Adventures.
    Third prize went to Mok Wai Hoe from Singapore, who won 5-night diving holiday at Shelly Beach, South Africa.

     

     

  • Amateurs

    First Amateurs prize went to Kirsten Görner from Switzerland, who whon $1,500 check, courtesy of Unterwasser magazine.
    Second prize went to John Gorman from USA who whon FG9X Fantasea Line Housing for Canon Powershot G9 X.
    Third prize went to Barbara Belaz from Italy who whon 7-night holiday for 1 person at the Manta Ray Bay in Yap

  • MACRO

    First Macro prize went to Filippo Borghi from Italy,  who won $1,500 check curtesy of OLYMPUS 
    Second prize went to So Yat Wai from Hong Kong who won 6-day Red Sea live aboard safari 
    on M/Y SOUTH MOON for 2 people, courtesy of SEA QUEEN FLEET 
    Third prize went to Filip Staes, Belgium, who won REGULATOR XS COMPACT PRO/ MC9 SC DIN or INT with computer LEONARDO courtesy of Cressi Sub

     

  • UW FASHION

    First UW Fashion prize went to Ken Kiefer from USA, who won $1,000 check curtesy of World Shootout 
    Second prize went to Massimo Giorgetta from Italy who won 7 nights dive trip cruise for one person on M/y Conte Max or M/y Duke of York,
    courtesy of Luxury Yacht Maldives
    Third prize went to David Benz from Germany who won Big Blue CF1000P compact dive and video light, courtesy of Mozaik Underwater Cameras. 

     

2018 Categories & Prizes
  • Best 5 Images
    5 standalone impressive images or staning creativity portfolio……
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  • AMATEURS
    Created for beginners, only compact digital camera....
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  • Wide Angle
    Single image featuring wide angle lens composition.....
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  • MACRO
    Single image featuring macro/super macro.....
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  • UW FASHION
    3 images should introduce creativity and innovative....
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  • Sharks
    3 powerful, impressive standalone shark images.....
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  • VIDEO CLIP
    Video clip up to 150 seconds taken anytime.....
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  • Championship
    6 images submitted by 3 photographers from.......
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  • BEST PICTURE OF THE YEAR
    “boot Dusseldorf Prize”, and is also called the “Andromeda”.....
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PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Single Registration - Double Chance to Win! 
This year, photographers who register and submit images to any of World ShootOut 2018 categories are automatically enrolled in the Photographer of the Year 2018 competition*!
While no additional registration or submission fees are required, your chances of winning great prizes for your images were just doubled!
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  • Germany
  • France
  • Russia
  • Israel
Recent Winners
  • Jeff Milisen, USA
    Best 5 Images
    Dreamy dive vacation for ...
    Photo by: Jeff Milisen, USA
  • Kirsten Gorner, Switzerland
    AMATEURS
    $1,500 check, courtesy of...
    Photo by: Kirsten Gorner, Switzerland
  • Greg Lecoeur, France
    Wide Angle
    7-night half board diving...
    Photo by: Greg Lecoeur, France
  • Filippo Borghi, italy
    MACRO
    $1,500 check, courte...
    Photo by: Filippo Borghi, italy
  • Tanya Houppermans, USA
    Sharks
    Shark diving vacation for...
    Photo by: Tanya Houppermans, USA
    • Marcello France...
    • Massimo Zannini...
    • Pietro Cremone,...
    Championship
      $ 6,000 worth...
    Photo by: Marcello Francesco, Italy
  • Fischer Florian, Germany
    VIDEO CLIP
    $1,000 USD check, courte...
    Video by: Fischer Florian, Germany
  • Franco Tulli, Italy
    BEST PICTURE OF THE YEAR
    The best picture of the y...
    Photo by: Franco Tulli, Italy
  • Ken Kiefer, USA
    UW FASHION
    $ 1,000 check, court...
    Photo by: Ken Kiefer, USA
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Success Stories
  • Franco Tulli
    images that can thrill and maybe make you want to immerse yourself in this silent world.
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  • Ken Kiefer
    I really love shooting almost everything underwater but fashion is a really great medium to express my creativity....
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  • Tanya Houppermans
    Challenge yourself to show your subject to the world in a way that people may have never seen it before. I try to do this with my shark images.....
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  • Gregory Lecoeur
    Achieving speeds of 100 kilometers per hour as they strike the water and pursuing their prey underwater....
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