September 1, 2013
September 30, 2013
Held annually, the 7th Underwater Festival™ 2013 (UF13) continues along the concept of the 2012 event. With the tagline 'The Australasia Challenge' it incorporates an Australasia-wide simultaneous photo and video shootout competition like no other with close to U$100,000 in prizes.
UF13 features a shootout competition that happenes simultaneous all over Australasia during the whole month of September - 25 countries spanning both hemispheres - every dive you can imagine was a shootout locality, every dive centre, liveaboard, resort in the area can facilitate this new kind of shootout. You can dive your local favourite spots, go out with your dive club or shore dive with your buddy
Hundreds of divers will be part of this huge event and not unlike an underwater 'Earth Hour' help to highlight the underwater beauty but also the underwater issues of this fantastic bioregion and help to show the world what we've got to lose.
Please read the shootout rules - most importantly, change the date of your camera (except mobile phones) to the year 2018
Check out the Underwater Snapshot Map - currently showing the location and a thumbnail version of selected 2012 event entries from around the region.
The top 100 images from 2012 are showcased in our top-100 gallery. Prize winners for 2012 have been announced too.
Please check out last year's Winning Photos and Winning Videos and you can see other entries from any of the photographers that have made it into the top100 by clicking on their name.