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Ocean Art Photo Competition Now Accepting Submissions

The folks at the Underwater Photography Guide are now accepting entries for the fifth annual Ocean Art Photo Competition.

Ocean Art is one of largest underwater photography competitions worldwide in terms of prizes.

More than $75,000 worth of prizes are available to the winners, including over 20 scuba diving resort, liveaboard dive yacht and underwater photo gear packages.

Grand prize winners would get to choose from a slew of four- to seven-night liveaboard dive packages in the South Pacific.

SEA&SEA, Ikelite, ReefNet SubSee, Ultralight and Light & Motion are among the premium gear prizes.

Category winners will be able to rank the resort, liveaboard and gear prizes they would like to receive, making it more likely that winners will be able to win a prize they really covet.

This year’s competition has 15 categories, including a Novice DSLR category, three compact camera categories and three mirrorless camera categories, giving underwater photographers of all levels a chance to win a cool prize.

Other categories include Supermacro, Cold/Temperate Water and Nudibranchs, as well as more traditional categories including Wide-Angle, Macro, Marine Life Portraits and Marine Life Behavior.

A new category for 2015 is the Pool/Conceptual category, which will give shutterbugs the ability to blend underwater model photography with unlimited post-processing.

The judges for the competition include well-known underwater photographers Tony Wu, author of Silent Symphony; Martin Edge, author of The Underwater Photographer; Marty Snyderman, an Emmy winner with work appearing in magazines like National Geographic; and Scott Gietler, the owner of Bluewater Photo, Bluewater Travel and the Underwater Photography Guide.

The photo submission deadline is 23:59pm U.S. Pacific time on November 24, 2015.

For more info, check out the Ocean Art Photo Competition page at

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.


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