Wednesday, July 24, 2024

DPG/Wetpixel Masters Underwater Imaging Competition 2022 Winners Announced


DivePhotoGuide and Wetpixel this week announced the winning images and short films in the 2022 edition of the DPG/Wetpixel Masters Underwater Imaging Competition.

The competition invited submissions to five image categories and a video category, with entries evaluated by a panel of award-winning photographers: Kurt Amsler, Renee Capozzola, Erin Quigley, Marty Snyderman, Tom St George and William Tan.

For the second year running, Martin Broen received the “Best of Show” prize for his first place in the Black and White category. The image, a capture of the stalactites and stalagmites in a Mexican cenote, earned Broen the top cash prize of US$1,000 (~€918.50).

The first place winners in the other categories were Renata Romeo (Traditional), Nicolas Remy (Macro), Raffaele Livornese (Wide Angle), JillAnne Ward McCarty (Over-Under) and Alex del Olmo (Short Film).

In a joint statement, DPG Editor-in-Chief Joseph Tepper and Wetpixel Publisher Adam Hanlon said:

“The winning entries in this year’s DPG/Wetpixel Masters competition once again showcase the amazing talent that exists in our community of underwater shooters. By receiving the ‘Best of Show’ accolade for the second consecutive year — a first for the Underwater Competition Series — Martin Broen has demonstrated the irresistible allure of an exceptional image shot in an extraordinary environment. An amazing achievement!”

Organizers also announced that 15 percent of entry proceeds will once again be donated to marine conservation efforts.

You can check out all the winning photos at

(Featured Image credit: Copyright © Martin Broen |

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.