Underwater Photo Grand Prix
19 Years | 854 Winners | $276,000 Cash
Black Water 2024
  • Submit a set of 3 best images taken in open water at night between November 2, 2023 and November 1st, 2024.
  • The images must feature plankton, jellyfish, symbiosis, creatures, behavior, environmental images of subjects living on trash or drifting flotsam, or a story of the various subjects found in their unique and natural habitat.
  • Cloning or any hint of manipulation, trapping, or stressing of animals is not allowed.
    All subjects must be photographed in open water at night.
  • AI Usage Prohibition:
    We want to emphasize that it is forbidden to use AI (Artificial Intelligence) in any form for image creation, enhancement, or manipulation in this year's competition. 
    At World ShootOut, we value the traditional artistry and skill of underwater photography. Thus, all submitted images must be a result of conventional photography techniques, void of any AI-generated content.
  • All submitted images will require location, depth of water, and depth that the subject was photographed at.
  • Minor editing is allowed: up to 25% cropping, global changes, and minor backscatter removal. Backscatter, unless it is damaging to the subject in the image, is a part of the habitat. Open ocean is often turbid, and the judges will take this into consideration.

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  • 1st prize

    USD 4,865 voucher prize for a diving package to some of the most renowned regions of Indonesia with DAMAI fleet, courtesy of Dive Damai


  • 2nd prize

    2 strobes D-Pro • up to 3000 flashes
    recycle 0.1-1.1Sec Beam Angel:150-degree,
    Prize value USD 1516, courtesy of SUPE  

  • 3rd prize

    Smart Focus M1500-WRA
    courtesy of FOTOSUB-SHOP