DPG and Wetpixel are thrilled to announce the launch of the DPG/Wetpixel Masters UW Imaging Competition 2022.

This long-established and widely respected contest celebrates the splendor of the oceans and the challenging art of underwater photography and video.

The organizers call on underwater shooters of all levels, from novice to professional, to compete in what has become the “World Championship” of international underwater imagery events.

The prizes, worth more than $75,000 in total, include dive trips with the world’s top resorts and liveaboards, as well as the latest underwater photo and video gear.

Entrants compete for prizes in six categories—Traditional, Macro, Wide Angle, Over-Under, Black & White, and Short Film—with the top image among the category winners receiving an additional cash prize of $1000.

Organizers Joe Tepper and Adam Hanlon issued the following joint statement:

“After a very challenging time for everyone connected to the dive industry, we’re very excited to be running the DPG/Wetpixel Masters Underwater Imaging Competition with the support of a large number of sponsors, who are once again offering an awesome selection of dive trips and underwater imaging equipment as prizes. We’re looking forward to a flood of stunning image and video entries!”

As well as the coveted prizes, there is also huge status and kudos in being placed among the finalists.

The selected winners are the world’s best underwater shooters, judged by an all-star panel.

Their images and videos will expose millions of dive, travel and photography magazines and websites to their work worldwide.


Winners will be revealed on UnderwaterCompetition.com and published by supporting media partners worldwide shortly thereafter.

The entry fees are US$10 per image or video entered.

The organizers are once again pleased to announce that 15 percent of entry proceeds will be donated to marine conservation efforts.

White Sands Beach Resort Lembeh and Eco Divers Lembeh sponsor the competition, submit your images to win a 7 Nights’ package at our resort.

You can enter the competition here.