Underwater Photo Grand Prix
15 Years | 667 Winners | $267,000 Cash
Black Water 2019
  • 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.
  • Not allowed, cloning or any hint of manipulation, trapping or stressing of animal. 
  • All subjects should be photographed in open water at night.
  • All audited images will also call for location, depth of water and depth that the subject was photographed at.
  • Minor editing is allowed: Up to 25% cropping, global changes, 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.
  • 1st prize

    Shark diving vacation for 2 people, worth $7,000, at Gardens of the Queen, Cuba, courtesy of:
    Avalon Cuban Diving Centers  

  • 2nd prize

    7 Nights Full accommodations 6 days x 3 dives (18 Guided boat dives) In the macro capitol of the world, courtesy of:
    Crystal blue resort, Anilao


  • 3rd prize

    6-day diving trip for 1 person in Protea Banks, South Africa, including 7-night accommodation in the Diver Villa in Margate, courtesy of:
    African Dive Adventures