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Announcing the Underwater Tour Awards 2020
By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, January 20, 2020 @ 07:30 PM (EST)

This year’s Underwater Tour has a little something extra to entice underwater shooters, whether or not you’re joining the tour in Australia and New Zealand: a new photography competition called the Underwater Tour Awards.

The contest comprises five categories (Underwater Characters, Underwater Scenes, Aquatic Abstract, Topside Scenes, Underwater Black and White), with prizes for the winner in each category. In addition, you can enter the “Guru Award” with a portfolio submission of a minimum of five photos.

The Underwater Tour Awards competition is open from now until the February 29th deadline. Winners will be announced at the first Underwater Tour event in Brisbane on May 14th with winners showcased at each event during the tour.


Announcing the Underwater Tour Awards 2020
Entries are now open for the Underwater Tour’s international photography competition!

A natural extension of the annual Underwater Tour speaker series, this prestigious new international photography competition guarantees to take us on a remarkable visual tour of our underwater world. Celebrating the best of the ocean, the Underwater Tour Awards 2020 encourage and inspire passion, exploration and discovery from behind the lens.

We welcome photographers from around the globe to take part, promoting the art of aquatic photography, raising awareness of our incredible marine and aquatic environments and sharing adventures and discoveries with our like-minded community.

Prizes for each of the five (5) category winners comprise; AUD$500 cash, a Nautilus Lifeline personal rescue beacon and Momento Pro AUD$250 photo book voucher PLUS an overarching GURU AWARD for the winning portfolio submission of a minimum of five (5) photos. The Guru winner will receive a Whales Underwater whale swim experience of 7 nights/5 days on the water in Tonga. 

Entries are open now. 

Competition closes:  Sat 29 Feb 2020 at 13:00 UTC/GMT which is Sun 1 Mar 2020 at 00.00 AEDT (Australian eastern daylight saving time) GMT +11:00  

Entries will be judged by an esteemed international panel of award-winning photographers and Underwater Tour speakers; Darren Jew, Jürgen Freund, Aaron Wong, William Tan and Jasmine Carey. 

Underwater Tour Award Winners will be notified on 14 May 2020 and announced on 14 May at the first Underwater Tour event in Brisbane.  Winning images will be screened to audiences at every Underwater Tour 2020 event.

For participating photographers in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Auckland, competition entries include the option of incorporating an Underwater Tour evening event ticket with their registration.  Participants entering five (5) images will receive a complimentary Underwater Tour ticket in the Underwater Tour event city of their choice.

For more information and to take part go to: www.underwatertour.com.au

We can’t wait to see your images!

About Underwater Tour and Underwater Tour Awards:  Promoting inspiration, discovery and adventure and celebrating the best of our oceans, The Underwater Tour is an annual collaboration between Juliette Myers of IDM and Tim Hochgrebe of underwater.com.au, joined in 2020 by creative partners Darren Jew and Jasmine Carey from Finslap.



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