The Ocean Art 2019 Underwater Photography Competition Accepting Entries!


The Underwater Photography Guide is accepting entries for the 8th Annual Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition!

Ocean Art is one of the most prestigious underwater photo competitions in the world. A long list of prizes valued at over $80,000 also makes it one of the best endowed, attracting amateur to pro photographers across the globe. Sixteen categories ensure all photo disciplines and cameras compete fairly, while the 75+ winning images create a portfolio of the best underwater photos of the year. Winning images are shared by media outlets around the world!

Photos must be submitted before the deadline of 23:59PM PST on November 30, 2019. Register Here


Judges include world-renowned underwater photographers Tony Wu, Martin Edge, Marty Snyderman and Scott Gietler. Martin Edge is the author of The Underwater Photographer, a top-selling book on underwater photography. Marty Snyderman is an Emmy winner with work appearing in top publications like National Geographic. Tony Wu is a renowned underwater photographer and author of Silent Symphony. Scott Gietler is the owner of Bluewater Photo, Bluewater Travel, and the Underwater Photography Guide.


This year they have made some category changes.

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

For more information about the Ocean Art competition click here for details.

Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown

Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown

Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown are a husband and wife team of underwater photographers. Both have degrees in environmental biology from Manchester University, with Caroline also having a masters in animal behaviour. Nick is a fellow of the Royal Photographic Society in underwater wildlife photography and he also has a masters in teaching. They are passionate about marine conservation and hope that their images can inspire people to look after the world's seas and oceans. Their Manchester-based company, Frogfish Photography, offers a wide range of services and advice. They offer tuition with their own tailor made course - the Complete Underwater Photography Award. The modules of the course have been written to complement the corresponding chapters in Nick's own book: Underwater Photography Art and Techniques. They also offer equipment sales and underwater photography trips in the UK and abroad. For more information visit

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