Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition

Ocean Art 2019 Winners Have Been Announced!

The Ocean Art 2019 winners have been announced! Check them out:


Ocean Art 2019 Winning Images

Ocean Art 2020 will be announced in early September....

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 $80,000 in prizes to choose from!

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

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.

16 Categories

This year we have made some very exciting category changes!

Mirrorless camera technology advanced at lightspeed in 2018 and many new systems are as good or better than DSLR's. Therefore we have merged our mirrorless categories into the "open" categories. This allowed for us to introduce four new and very promising categories - Novice Wide-Angle, Novice Macro, Blackwater, and Underwater Conservation. We can't wait to see what this amazing community of underwater photographers produces!



Marine Life Behavior


Cold Water




Novice Wide-Angle

Novice Macro


Underwater Conservation

Compact Wide-Angle

Compact Macro

Compact Behavior

Underwater Art


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Ocean Art 2019 Winners Have Been Announced!


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