Call for entries: Australasia Underwater Photo Competition

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The 2014 Australasia Underwater Photo Competition is now calling for entries. It is being held in conjunction with ADEX China and offers five categories for images taken in the Asia-Pacific region. It is free to enter.

The deadline for entries is 30 May 2014.

Press release

Scuba Diver AUSTRALASIA and ADEX China (IUST) announce the First Annual AUSTRALASIA Underwater Photo Competition

(Formerly the Through The Lens International Underwater Photography Competition)

Now featuring images captured EXCLUSIVELY in the Asia-Pacific Region, underwater3some is relaunching its internationally renowned photo competition in celebration of ADEX China, 2014.

In honor of the first annual ADEX China in Shanghai, underwater3some is relaunching the internationally renowned Through The Lens International Underwater Photography Competition. ADEX China, the International Underwater Sports and Travel Expo (IUST), is the world’s first expo that brings together all the major underwater sports with the destinations that play host to them, and the operators that can get you there.

AUSTRALASIA Underwater is about celebrating images taken in Asia-Pacific. With five exciting categories, incredible prizes to be won, and a high-profile exhibition of 25 shortlisted images at the Malaysia International Dive Expo (MIDE) from June 6 to 8, 2014, this competition is not to be missed.

AUSTRALASIA Underwater will reach its climax at ADEX China in September when the winners will be announced at a LIVE JUDGING event, featuring a panel of world-renowned members of the underwater photography community providing invaluable insights on what they look for in a winning picture. Fantastic prizes will be awarded to the winner and one runner-up in each category.

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AUSTRALASIA Underwater will also include a People’s Choice Award. Right up until the end of the live judging, the public can vote online for their favorite shortlisted image. The winner of the People’s Choice Award will also receive one of our coveted prizes.


This year only, the AUSTRALASIA Underwater Photo Competition is FREE to enter, in honor of the competition’s relaunch.



For lovers of small critters and big lenses, we are looking for the images that bring Asia-Pacific’s aquatic environments up-close and personal.


Asia-Pacific is home to some of the world’s most charismatic fauna and some stunning underwater vistas. We are looking for the wide-angle shots that reveal them in all their glory.

Compact Camera

Your rig may be small, but your ambitions need not be. Today’s technology makes it possible to use compact cameras to capture world-class images, and we want to see what compact users can do with Asia-Pacific’s rich subject matter.

Conservation Photography

Photography is a powerful tool in the fight to protect our fragile aquatic ecosystems. Successful conservation photographs can be shocking or heartwarming, hopeful or horrific. Photos submitted to this category should highlight environmental issues facing Asia-Pacific’s oceans.

Underwater China

Showcasing China’s diverse underwater worlds. Images can have been taken in fresh or salt, deep or shallow water, but they MUST have been taken in China.


Competition sponsors so far include MIDE, Mares, DAN Asia-Pacific, DivePhotoGuide.com, Siladan Resort and Spa, and Fun-In Underwater Photo Equipment


More information including the competition rules and submission procedure can be found on the contest’s website.