Underwater Photographer of the Year 2018

The 2018 Underwater Photographer of the Year competition is now open for entries.

You must have your images uploaded by 2nd January 2018 at midnight (GMT) - as judging starts on 3rd January this year there is no opportunity to extend this deadline.

Along with our new website we've also added a new category and tweaked some of the rules so please read them carefully before entering.

We're still finalising our sponsors list for this year but on the 16th December we'll announce some awesome prizes from around the world, we're very proud to be working with some of the biggest names in the diving and travel industries.


See the 2017 Collection in the Winners Gallery or download the 2017 Yearbook for some inspiration.

UPY Logo

© Gabriel Barathieu (France)

Category details

We have 8 international and 3 British waters categories for you to enter. Please make sure you submit your images into the correct one!

2017 award video

Check out the 45min 2017 Awards Presentation, featuring interviews with some of our winners.

Meet the judges

Meet our top team of international judges

UPY 2017 on the road

See where you can visit the UPY 2017 exhibition

© Csaba Tökölyi (Hungary)

2017 Winners Gallery

See all the 2017 winning images here. Picked from over 4000 entrantries from 57 countries

© Greg Lecoeur (France)

Competition Rules Updated

We've updated the rules, agreement and image limits for the 2018 competition

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