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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