Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition

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Ocean Art 2020 Underwater Photo Competition

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Ocean Art 2020 Winners Have Been Announced! Click Here to View All Winners


Ocean Art 2021 Will Be Announced in Early September, 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 $40,000 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, 2020.

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.

12 Categories

Mirrorless camera technology advanced at lightspeed scince 2018 and many new systems are as good or better than DSLR's. Therefore we have merged our mirrorless categories into the "open" categories. We are excited to announce the continuation of our very successful Blackwater and Underwater Conservation categories. We can't wait to see what this amazing community of underwater photographers produces!



Marine Life Behavior


Cold Water



Underwater Conservation

Compact Wide-Angle

Compact Macro

Compact Behavior

Underwater Art



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