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Our World Underwater 2019 Competition Winners Announced
By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, February 17, 2019 @ 06:00 AM (EST)


DPG and Wetpixel are proud to announce the winners of this year’s Our World Underwater International Underwater Photography and Video Competition, which were revealed at the Our World Underwater dive show in Chicago this weekend.

Our panel of esteemed judges—which included underwater imaging legend David Doubilet, filmmaking pioneers Howard and Michele Hall, and image-processing expert and underwater shooter Erin Quigley—pored over thousands of entries submitted by shooters from around the world. Some $55,000 in awesome gear and dive travel prizes were up for grabs, including $1,000 cash for the “Best of Show” image.

Ultimately, it was Belgian photographer Luc Rooman who claimed the “Best of Show” top prize for his beautifully composed image of mating frogs, which won Gold in the Wide Angle Unrestricted category. Britain’s Henley Spiers was also a big winner, clinching Gold in the Black and White category, Silver in Macro Traditional, and Silver in Macro Unrestricted. Our congratulations to all the winners—and honorable mentions—in the various categories.

The full set of winning images can be found on the UnderwaterCompetition.com site.
 


 

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Gold – Wide Angle Unrestricted by Luc Rooman
 

Silver – Wide Angle Unrestricted by Matthew Sullivan
 

Bronze – Wide Angle Unrestricted by Nicholas Samaras
 

Honorable Mention – Wide Angle Unrestricted by Grant Thomas
 

Gold – Macro Unrestricted by Songda Cai
 

Silver – Macro Unrestricted by Henley Spiers
 

Bronze – Macro Unrestricted by Fabien Michenet
 

Honorable Mention – Macro Unrestricted by Songda Cai
 

Gold – Wide Angle Traditional by Pedro Carrillo
 

Silver – Wide Angle Traditional by Celia Kujala
 

Bronze – Wide Angle Traditional by Renee Capozzola
 

Gold – Macro Traditional by Virginia Salzedo
 

Silver – Macro Traditional by Henley Spiers
 

Bronze – Macro Traditional by Alessandro Giannaccini
 

Gold – Compact Cameras by Todor Dimitrov
 

Silver – Compact Cameras by Enrico Somogyi
 

Bronze – Compact Cameras by Enrico Somogyi
 

Honorable Mention – Compact Cameras by Andy Schmid
 

Gold – Black & White by Henley Spiers
 

Silver – Black & White by Nick Polanszky
 

Bronze – Black & White by Christian Vizl
 

Honorable Mention – Black & White by Jacob Degee
 

Gold – Video by Lee Burghard
 

Silver – Video by Lee Burghard
 

Bronze – Video by Mattias Granberg
 

Honorable Mention – Video by Atsushi Hori

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