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2019 DEEP Indonesia Photo Competition Winners Announced
By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, March 28, 2019 @ 06:00 AM (EST)

“Best of Show” and Over-Unders (Gold) – Grant Thomas


DivePhotoGuide and Wetpixel are very proud to announce the winners of the 2019 DEEP Indonesia International Underwater Photo Competition. In conjunction with the Our World Underwater International Photo and Video Competition, the contest constitutes what has become known as the “Super Bowl” of underwater imaging competitions, offering more than $100,000 in prizes.

This year’s DEEP Indonesia contest once again attracted hundreds of entries from all over the world, with photographers vying for awesome travel prizes to dive destinations from Indonesia to Fiji, as well as awesome equipment prizes. This year’s judging panel included professional underwater photographers Aaron Wong, Christian Vizl, and Burt Jones and Maurine Shimlock, along with Wetpixel Editor Adam Hanlon, and DPG Editor Andrew Marriott.

Special congratulations to Grant Thomas, who earned the “Best of Show” award with an impressive split shot titled “Papuan Sunset,” which was captured in Papua New Guinea. The image blew away the judges, with Adam Hanlon calling it “a shining example of how an over-and-under should be done,” and Christian Vizl enthusing, “Everything comes together in a beautiful way that leaves you with such a warm feeling.” Andrew Marriott perhaps said it best: “I’d put this on my wall.”

The entire set of winning images is a testament to the talent, creativity and dedication that’s out there. Congratulations to all the winners and honorable mentions!

As with all Underwater Competition contests, 15% of proceeds will be donated directly to marine conservation efforts.
 


 

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Silver – Over-Unders by Yung-Sen Wu
 

Bronze – Over-Unders by Magnus Lundgen
 

Honorable Mention – Over-Unders by Grant Thomas
 

Honorable Mention – Over-Unders by Massimo Giorgetta
 

Gold – Animal Behavior by Jinggong Zhang
 

Silver – Animal Behavior by Henley Spiers
 

Bronze – Animal Behavior by Liang Fu
 

Honorable Mention – Animal Behavior by Yung-Sen Wu
 

Honorable Mention – Animal Behavior by Sander van der Heijden
 

Gold – Animal Portraits by Nicholas Samaras
 

Silver – Animal Portraits by Katherine Lu
 

Bronze – Animal Portraits by Henley Spiers
 

Honorable Mention – Animal Portraits by Nadia Aly
 

Honorable Mention – Animal Portraits by Francesco Pacienza
 

Gold – Reefscapes by Tyler Schiffman
 

Silver – Reefscapes by Oleg Gaponyuk
 

Bronze – Reefscapes by Domenico Tripodi
 

Honorable Mention – Reefscapes by Nadia Aly
 

Honorable Mention – Reefscapes by Flavio Vitiello
 

Gold – Divers by Henley Spiers
 

Silver – Divers by Grant Thomas
 

Bronze – Divers by Flavio Vitiello
 

Honorable Mention – Divers by Oleg Gaponyuk
 

Honorable Mention – Divers by Tom St George
 

Gold – Compact Cameras by Ipah Uid
 

Silver – Compact Cameras by Ipah Uid
 

Bronze – Compact Cameras by Miguel Ramirez
 

Honorable Mention – Compact Cameras by Enrico Somogyi
 

Honorable Mention – Compact Cameras by Andy Schmid
 

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