LAUPS Announces 49th Annual Competition

By Michael Zeigler

LAUPS Announces International Photo & Video Competition

49th annual contest one of the world's oldest


The Los Angeles Underwater Photo Society (LAUPS) is pleased to announce the 49th Annual International Photo and Video Competition, one of the oldest competitions in the world.  For the first time this year, professional photographers are invited to enter the new Open category.  


Five categories for amateur photographers include:

  • Macro
  • Wide Angle
  • Behavior
  • Cold Water
  • Photo Essay

Two categories for amateur videographers include:

  • Video Raw Footage
  • Video Edited Footage

A single Open category for any photographers, including professionals, that can be any type of underwater photograph.


Visit their website ( for a complete description of the categories and the rules for this year’s competition. 

The deadline for entries will be September 17, 2011


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