Underwater Photo Grand Prix
17 Years | 804 Winners | $267,000 Cash

When Art and Conservation meet

  • Submit a set of 3 images taken between November 2, 2022 and November 1, 2023, concerning artificial objects, construction or destruction, or other interactions between humans and the natural marine environment.
  • The images should introduce the photographer's perception of human actions within its natural environment, such as components produced by the combination of the artificial object or a wreck with its new underwater environment.
  • Images must emphasize a campaign for environmental conservation, which includes protest, alternative, and management. The campaign can show a negative versus positive approach, or show mutual benefit and a supportive relationship between human activities and the underwater world.
  • Both ways, the set of images submitted to this category should highlight the delicate and somewhat fragile reality prevailed by the presence of humans in the underwater environment.
  • A short content should be sent to us by mail, explaining the idea behind the set of images/campaign. This content will include a title (the topic) and a summary that does not exceed 50-100 words.
  • Images must be saved in JPEG format and should be up to 1,500 pixels in the longest dimension.
  • AI Usage Prohibition:
    We want to emphasize that it is absolutely 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, and thus, all submitted images must be a result of conventional photography techniques, void of any AI-generated content.
  • Minor editing of images using any imaging software is allowed. This includes color and contrast enhancements, backscatter removal, up to 15% cropping, minor flaws fixes, and background consolidation.
  • Image editing that alters the main content of the image, such as moving, removing models, and/or implanting foreign elements, is not permitted.

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  • 1st prize

    Dive trip to Papua New Guinea for 2 people aboard MV OCEANIA 
    prizes value USD 11.640
    courtesy of MV OCEANIA

  • 2nd Prize

    Raja Ampat, Indonesia - 6 Night/7 Day holiday for 1 person at Biodiversity Nature Resort, courtesy of Biodiversity Nature Resort

  • 3rd prize

    5 days of diving in Dahab Red Sea, courtesy of Sinai Divers