Wednesday, July 17, 2024

DPG/Wetpixel Masters Underwater Imaging Competition 2021 Announced


DivePhotoGuide (DPG) and Wetpixel have announced the launch of this year’s DPG/Wetpixel Masters Underwater Imaging Competition.

The contest celebrates the splendor of the oceans, the skill of the entrants, and the intricate and challenging art of underwater imaging.

For 2021, the contest aims to give back to those that have historically supported the Underwater Competition Series.

“The global pandemic continues to adversely impact dive travel and underwater imaging brands, so it is our turn to help them in their time of crisis. As such, the contest continues to celebrate its sponsors, but rather than offering sponsor-donated prizes, it will award the winners of each category a simple cash prize of US$250 [~€211]. In addition, the Best of Show winner — the top image among the category winners — will receive an additional cash prize of $750 [~€633]!”

The selected winners will have been judged by an all-star panel.

The deadline for submissions is October 31st, 2021.

Winners will be revealed on and published by supporting media partners worldwide shortly thereafter. The entry fees are US$10/~€8.44 per image or video entered. As with all Underwater Competition Series events, 15% of entry proceeds will be donated to marine conservation efforts.

For more info on the competition, go to

John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.