Underwater Photo Grand Prix
15 Years | 667 Winners | $267,000 Cash


This Year, UW photographers from Germany, Italy, France, Israel, USA and Asia who register and submit images to any of World ShootOut 2019 categories are automatically enrolled in the Photographer of the Year 2019 competition! 
While no additional registration or submission fees are required, your chances of winning great prizes for your images were just doubled!
Winners of Photographer of the Year 2019 will be announced and awarded as following:
• Asia - ADEX BEIJING , July 12-14, 2019
Israel – Haifa film festival , September 28th , 2019
• France – Paris Dive Show (Salon de la Plongee), January 11th , 2020
• Germany – boot Dusseldorf fair, January 26th, 2020
• USA - boot Dusseldorf fair, January 26th, 2020
• Italy – European Dive Show (EUDI), March 1-3, 2020 
Prizes : 1,000 euro Cash for the winners 
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Set of 3 best images taken during November 2nd, 2018 - November 1st, 2019 should be submitted to this category.
These can be either 3 standalone impressive images of Plankton, Jellyfish, Symbiosis, Creature, Behaviour, environmental images of subjects living on trash or drifting flotsam. or 3 images telling the story of the various subjects found in their unique and natural habitat   
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•    Deadline for registration and uploading Images and Video clips – November 1st, 2019

•    Semifinals - December 5th, 2019

Initial selection of nominees will be carried out by the jury panel. Names of photographers reaching the semifinals will be published on the competition website by December 5th. These photographers will be contacted by e-mail and will be requested to provide original image files in RAW and JPEG and/or HD video files using any of the online transfer services. 

•   5 Finals and Best Picture of the Year – January 5th, 2020
The 5 nominees who have reached the finals in each category will be announced on the competition website by January 5th, 2020.  
At this point, our jury panel will also select the 10 best and most outstanding images submitted to any of World ShootOut 2019 categories. These images will be nominated to the Best Picture of the Year prize. Prior to the winning ceremony, Director of boot Dusseldorf, Mr. Petros Michelidakis, will select the winning images out of these 10 nominees. 

•    January 25th 2020
Award Winning Ceremony – announcing the winners of:
World Shootout 2019
German photographer of the year
USA photographer of the year
at Boot Dusseldorf dive show – Water Pixel stage Hall # 4 starting at 17.00