We are happy to see that the Underwater Photographer of the Year competition for 2017 has been announced. Entering it’s third year of competition, the UPY has quickly become one of the more popular wildlife photo competitions aimed at marine life enthusiasts. The inaugural Underwater Photographer of the Year competition in 2015 showcased many brilliant photographs from all over the world. The 2016 competition picked up where the 2015 one left off and again the winning images were a stunning collection of photographs from many talented photographers.
Although a British based competition, with several awards specifically aimed at British Photographers, this competition is also open to anyone from around the world. As past winners show, the winning images can be photographs taken anywhere, as long as they are taken in bodies of water. Categories for 2017 include the following: Wide Angle, Macro, Wrecks, Behaviour, Portrait, Compact, Up and Coming, British Waters Wide Angle, British Waters Macro, British Waters Compact. Entrants are not limited to the number of photos they can enter into any category but a maximum of 20 photos per entrant is the limit. There are entry fees for the competition of £5 for a maximum of 3, £15 for up to 15 images, and £20 for the maximum of 20 images.
This is a great competition and the winners will receive a lot of exposure in world wide media.
The competition is open now for registration and closes on the 2nd of January 2017. Judges include three well respected veterans of the British underwater imaging world: Alex Mustard, Martin Edge, and Peter Rowlands