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Our World Underwater 2014 Competition Winners Announced
By Matt J. Weiss, February 19, 2014 @ 05:00 AM (EST)

The Our World Underwater international underwater photography and video competition winners have been announced. This competition has become known as the "Superbowl" of underwater imaging events and celebrates and highlights both art of underwater photography as well as the beauty of the ocean.

This year the celebrity panel of judges  went through thousands of images and videos taken by novice to professional photographers from around the world.

$50,000 in prizes were awarded to the winners, who represented more than 15 countries. Congratulations to Sumer Verma who won Best of Show for his 1st place image from the Wide Angle Unrestricted category.

 

OWU 2014 Best of Show

Gold - Wide Angle Unrestricted by Sumer Verma


This marks the completion of the 9th annual OWU competition and we are so proud of how far the competition has come. DPG and Wetpixel look forward to seeing all the amazing entries each year, and we're honored to present the amazing prizes to the winners. Since it's inception, the Underwater Competition series has awarded well over $500,000 in prizes to some of the best underwater images taken. That's pretty great. 

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

Thank you to our amazing sponsors!
 

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Our World Underwater 2014 Winning image

Silver - Wide Angle Unrestricted by Todd Bretl

Our World Underwater 2014 winner

Gold - Macro Unrestricted by Fabien Michenet

Macro Traditional 2014 OWU competition winner

Gold - Macro Traditional by Michele Davino

Gold winner in OWU 2014

Gold - Wide Angle Traditional

Gold - Compact Camera OWU 2014

Gold - Compact Camera by Bert Willaert

 

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