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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.






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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