Competitions

Call for entries: Underwater Tour Awards 2021

Australia, 11 January 2021: Entries are now open for the Underwater Tour Awards 2021. We have added two new awards this year to include not just photographers, but also creatives and eco-citizens everywhere.

Guru Awards These awards feature five Categories, a publicly-voted People’s Choice prize, plus the ultimate prize for the top-scoring photographer across all the categories, the Grand Guru prize!

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Announcing the Winners of the Seventh United Nations World Oceans Day Photo Contest

Tue, 23/06/2020 - 23:24

The judges were tasked with selecting 1st, 2nd and 3rd place images from hundreds of entries in 10 categories. A 2020 World Oceans Day Theme winner was also selected by the organizers.

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Mike Ball Announces Photo Competition Winner for 2019/20

Fri, 05/06/2020 - 04:42

It was a close competition and as always a difficult one to judge but Tanya’s image captured the essence typifying the experience encountered on our minke expeditions. 

https://www.mikeball.com/photo-gallery/photo-year-competition-2019-2020/

Mike Ball Dive Expeditions run expeditions to the Coral Sea and the far northern Great Barrier Reef between Cairns and the Cape York peninsula.

Currently running 5 Night Minke Whale Expeditions.

Photo Credit: Tanya Piejus

Take the X-Ray Mag Photo Challenge

Photos by Olga Torrey
Comparisons of colors, shapes and subject matter. Dorid nudibranch, Goniobranchus leopardus, on soft coral in Papua New Guinea (top right) compared to a crocus plant blooming early in spring in New York City (top left). Photos by Olga Torrey; Pair of ocean pouts on Resor wreck in New Jersey (bottom left) compared to a pair of juvenile great horn owls in Ephrata, Pennsylvania (bottom right). Photos by Larry Cohen.

Stuck inside? Using found objects at home, or what you can photograph looking outside your window, why not try recreating one of your own underwater photos from your image archives? The five best shots will be shared on our website.

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World Shootout 'Pictures of Your Life' Photo Competition Open

Wed, 29/04/2020 - 22:22

12 categories, FREE registration and no time limit when the pictures were taken (pictures from archive) and competition album will be produce in the end. Submit your best and most impressive underwater images, taken anytime anywhere.

Time Table 
Semi-finals - June 25th, 2020 

Guardian in Lacy Palace, by Chong Wan Yong of Malaysia, First Place, Compact Camera category, Lens Beyond Ocean 2019

Call for entries: Lens Beyond Ocean photo competition

Indeed, this year’s prizes worth US$25,000 do not disappoint, comprising dive travel packages to some of the best locations in Asia as well as top-of-the-line dive equipment and underwater camera gear. Judges of this year’s competition include renowned underwater photographers Tobias Friedrich of Germany, Jason Isley of the United Kingdom and Nurul Yazid of Malaysia.

Entry deadline

The deadline to enter is 15 May 2020.

Guardian in Lacy Palace, by Chong Wan Yong of Malaysia, First Place, Compact Camera category, Lens Beyond Ocean 2019

Call for entries: Lens Beyond Ocean photo competition

Indeed, this year’s prizes worth US$25,000 do not disappoint, comprising dive travel packages to some of the best locations in Asia as well as top-of-the-line dive equipment and underwater camera gear. Judges of this year’s competition include renowned underwater photographers Tobias Friedrich of Germany, Jason Isley of the United Kingdom and Nurul Yazid of Malaysia.

Entry deadline

The deadline to enter is 15 May 2020.

Interview with Lilian Koh: Lens Beyond Ocean Portfolio Winner

Lens Beyond Ocean 2017 Portfolio category winner, Lillian Koh's image (1 of 4): Keyhole. Costasiella kuroshimae, affectionately known as the “Shaun the Sheep” nudibranch, at Malesti, Tulamben, Bali.

A close encounter with manta rays in 2000 inspired Lilian Koh of Singapore to take up scuba diving and underwater photography. Also drawn to tiny critters, her macro photography has won top awards.