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Underwater Tour Awards 2020 - ENTRIES CLOSED

Underwater Tour Awards 2020 - ENTRIES CLOSEDUnderwater Tour Awards 2020 - ENTRIES CLOSED
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Underwater Tour Awards 2020 - ENTRIES CLOSED

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The Underwater Tour Awards 2020 - Entries are now CLOSED

The Underwater Tour Awards

Celebrating the best of the ocean, the Underwater Tour Awards 2020 encourage and inspire passion, exploration and discovery from behind the lens.

A natural extension of the annual Underwater Tour speaker series, this international photography competition continues and enhances the special relationship built between our stellar touring speakers and valued audiences.

We encourage passionate photographers from around the globe to take part, promoting the art of aquatic photography, raising awareness of our incredible marine and aquatic environments and sharing adventures and discoveries from behind the lens with our like-minded community.


Australian Dollar cash prizes to be won for each of the 5 category winners, plus a Momento Pro $250 voucher towards a stunning coffee table book a Nautilus Lifeline personal rescue beacon, a personalised certificate and digital badge.

PLUS an overarching Guru Award is offered for the winning portfolio submission. Guru is the Dharawal word for deep water. The Dharawal People are the original custodians of the Southern Sydney area. The winner will receive a Whales Underwater whale swim experience of 7 nights/5 days on the water in Tonga, certificate and digital badge.

For photographers aged 18 or over. The competition complies with the AIPP competition guidelines. Disclaimer: The Guru prize is non-transferable and not exchangeable for cash. Please note that prizes must be claimed within one year of the awards announcements, unless otherwise specified or the prize will be forfeited. The Guru Award whale swim prize is subject to availability and must be completed by end of season 2021 program.

Competition categories

  • Underwater Characters
  • Underwater Scenes
  • Aquatic Abstract
  • Topside Scenes
  • Underwater Black and White

Underwater Tour Awards 2020 Judges

  • Head Judge: Darren Jew
  • Juergen Freund
  • Aaron Wong
  • Jasmine Carey
  • William Tan
  • Wildlife Advocate: Dr Richard Smith

Submission Options

  • AUD$50 - Up to two (2) entries
  • AUD$75 - Up to three (3) entries.
  • AUD$120 - Up to five (5) entries. This includes one (1) complimentary ticket to the Underwater Tour 2021.
When you purchase your entries here you will receive an email with your order number - this number is needed for your registration to the awards on the Underwater Tour website.

The Underwater Tour 2021, Australia and New Zealand presents

  • Aaron Wong, Singapore
  • Dr Janet Lanyon, Australia
  • Dr Richard Smith, United Kingdom

Touring 13-20 May 2021

Unmissable events in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Auckland.

Early bird tickets on sale now - if you just want tickets and not participate in the Underwater Tour Awards, click here!

We're hitting the road together again across Australia and New Zealand!

Join us for the third annual Underwater Tour, the premier touring speakers event series in the international underwater events calendar.

We’re proud to present a stellar line-up of internationally acclaimed underwater photographers, authors and marine scientists showcasing their latest projects on stage! Immerse yourself in an inspirational evening of adventure and discovery from behind the lens.

Meet and chat, mix and mingle with our distinguished line-up as well as representatives of our esteemed touring partners