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Underwater Photo Grand Prix Adds New Category For U.S.-Based Shutterbugs


The folks organizing the Underwater Photo Grand Prix competition have added a new category for U.S.-based shutterbugs, but you’d better hurry if you want to submit any pictures.

Submit your best impressive underwater images, taken anywhere around the world between November 2nd, 2018 to November 1st, 2019, for the chance to win some of the most valuable prizes ever awarded to underwater photographers, including a 1st prize worth US$20,000.

This year, organizers have added the “USA Photographer of the Year 2019” category. U.S.-based photographers photographers who register and submit images to any of the World ShootOut 2019 categories are automatically enrolled in the Photographer of the Year 2019 competition.

No additional registration or submission fees are required and chances of winning great prizes for images submitted are just doubled.

The Awards Ceremony will take place at the Boot Dusseldorf Dive Show on January 25th, 2020 starting at 16:30 on the Water Pixel stage.

To register and submit your photos by the November 1st, 2019 deadline, 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.