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Submission Dates Announced For The Malaysian Annual International Photography Competition

The submission dates for the 2020 Malaysian International Photography Competition have been announced.

The competition accepts entrants from Malaysia and beyond. This year’s competition features a host of great prizes, including dive holidays and prizes worth an impressive US$25,000/~£ 18,742/~€22,427.

The judging panel for this year’s competition includes:

  • Tobias Friedrich- Professional Underwater Photographer, Travel & Wildlife Photographer.
  • Jason Isley- Underwater Photographer, Managing Director of ScubaZoo.
  • Nurul Yazid- PADI Instructor, Underwater Photographer (Malaysia).

You can enter images in up to X categories including:

  • Macro- images of very small subjects.
  • Wide Angle- images captured with a wide-angle lens or featuring wide-angle composition.
  • Portfolio- A series of images in at least 4 different image types wide-angle macro etc.
  • Compact Cameras- Images taken with a compact, not a DSLR or Mirrorless camera.
  • Creative- any creative image that is relevant to the Ocean, the use of editing software is permitted.
  • Free Diving- Images featuring a free diver with a marine species or engaged in freediving.
  • 3min Video- any 3-minute video relevant to the Ocean 70% of the footage must be underwater.

To participate in the 2020 competition, you must register and upload your images and video clips by May 15th, 2020.

You can find out more here, or register and upload your images here.

Sam Helmy
Sam Helmy
Sam Helmy is a TDI/SDI Instructor Trainer, and PADI Staff and Trimix Instructor. Diving for 28 years, a dive pro for 14, I have traveled extensively chasing my passion for diving. I am passionate about everything diving, with a keen interest in exploration, Sharks and big stuff, Photography and Decompression theory. Diving is definitely the one and only passion that has stayed with me my whole life! Sam is a Staff Writer for