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Our World Underwater 2017 Competition Winners Announced
By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, February 25, 2017 @ 06:00 AM (EST)

Gold – Macro Unrestricted and “Best of Show” by Yatwai So

DPG and Wetpixel are proud to announce the winners of this year’s Our World Underwater International Underwater Photography and Video Competition. Known as the “Superbowl” of underwater imaging events, the competition celebrates both the art of underwater photography as well as the beauty of the ocean.

Once again, our celebrity panel of judges went through thousands of images and videos taken by novice to professional photographers from around the world. $55,000 in prizes were awarded to the winners, who represented a dozen countries.

Congratulations to Hong Kong photographer Yatwai So, who won “Best of Show” for his beautiful first place image of a juvenile sweetlips from the Macro Unrestricted category, and 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.


A big thank you to our amazing sponsors!



Silver – Macro Unrestricted by Nicholas More

Bronze – Macro Unrestricted by Fabien Michenet

Gold – Macro Traditional by Jorge Marco

Silver – Macro Traditional by Liang Fu

Bronze – Macro Traditional by Adriano Morettin

Gold – Wide Angle Unrestricted by Beau Pilgrim

Silver – Wide Angle Unrestricted by Renee Capozzola

Bronze – Wide Angle Unrestricted by Patrick Webster

Gold – Wide Angle Traditional by Ron Watkins

Silver – Wide Angle Traditional by Wai Hoe Mok

Bronze – Wide Angle Traditional by Eduardo Acevedo

Gold – Compact Cameras by J.R. Sosky

Silver – Compact Cameras by Enrico Somogyi

Bronze – Compact Cameras by Stephen Holinski

Gold – Commercial, Conceptual & Fashion by Alicia Franco

Silver – Commercial, Conceptual & Fashion by Conor Culver

Bronze – Commercial, Conceptual & Fashion by Jan Erik Bjoroy

Gold – Video by Sascha Janson

Bronze – Video by Sarosh Jacob



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