Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition

Ocean Art 2021 is Open for Entries!

Ocean Art 2021 Underwater Photo Competition

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We are now accepting entries until 23:59 (11:59 PM) PST on November 30, 2021

Ocean Art is one of the most highly regarded underwater photo contests in the world.

Winning photos will be featured by hundreds of media outlets throughout the world, and winning photographers will have over $30,000 in prizes to choose from!

Please see our guidelines for submission before entering. Entries can only be submitted through our online portal. 

The competition will be open for entries until November 30th, 2021.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for updates. 

You can view past winning Ocean Art images through the links below:

You can contact the Ocean Art team at contest@uwphotographyguide.com with any questions.

13 Categories

This year, we are excited to announce a new category - the Black & White category! This category will feature photographs in black, white, and shades of grey.  These photos emphasize the ability of the photographer to accentuate light and shadows to tell a story. We have also decided to continue our very unique and impactful Blackwater and Underwater Conservation categories.

We can't wait to see the incredible photography our amazing community of underwater photographers brings forth!



Marine Life Behavior


Cold Water



Black & White

Underwater Conservation

Compact Wide-Angle

Compact Macro

Compact Behavior

Underwater Art



Platinum Sponsors

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M.Y. Oceanic

S.M.Y. Ondina

Coralia Liveaboard

Eco Divers


Bluewater Travel


Bluewater Photo



Premium Sponsors

see full prize descriptions )

El Galleon/Asia Divers


Sea & Sea

Siladen Resort & Spa

Sealife Underwater Cameras

Think Tank Photo



Ocean Art 2021 is Open for Entries!


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