Categories & Prizes

Enter the Underwater Tour Awards 

Be a part of an international competition that recognises, rewards and celebrates the work of photographers that encourage and inspire passion, exploration and discovery from behind the lens.

Categories & Prizes

There are cash and fabulous partner product prizes to be won for each of the 5 category winners, PLUS enter an image in each of the 5 categories and automatically go in the running for the Guru Award.

Underwater Characters 

UC:- Underwater photographs depicting marine/aquatic animals/people. Can be taken in freshwater or the ocean.  Must clearly be shot underwater.

Winner:   AUD$500 cash prize

Nautilus Lifeline personal rescue beacon

Momento Pro AUD$250 voucher

Underwater Tour 2020 Personalised certificate and digital badge

Underwater Scenes 

US:- Underwater photographs depicting marine/aquatic environments. May include marine animals. Can be taken in freshwater or the ocean. Must clearly be shot underwater.

Winner:   AUD$500 cash prize

Nautilus Lifeline personal rescue beacon

Momento Pro AUD$250 voucher

Underwater Tour 2020 Personalised certificate and digital badge

Aquatic Abstract

AA:- Underwater or topside photographs of freshwater and/or ocean subjects. Abstracts do not necessarily represent reality, but rather seek to evoke an emotional response using shapes, colours, and textures.

Winner:  AUD$500 cash prize 

Nautilus Lifeline personal rescue beacon

Momento Pro AUD$250 voucher 

Underwater Tour 2020 Personalised certificate and digital badge

Topside Scenes

TS:- Photographs taken above water depicting ocean or freshwater environments. Seventy percent (70%) of the image must depict water.

Winner: AUD$500 cash prize

Nautilus Lifeline personal rescue beacon

Momento Pro AUD$250 voucher 

Underwater Tour 2020 Personalised certificate and digital badge

Underwater Black and White

UWB:- Any photograph taken underwater, must display no colour, only grey tone. Must be clearly shot underwater.

Winner: AUD$500 cash prize

Nautilus Lifeline personal rescue beacon

Momento Pro AUD$250 voucher 

Underwater Tour 2020 Personalised certificate and digital badge 

The Guru Award – Portfolio submission minimum five (5) photos

The winner of the Guru Award will be judged from the pool of entrants who submit a minimum of five (5) photos, and will receive a Whales Underwater whale swim experience of 7 nights/5 days on the water in Tonga and an Underwater Tour 2020 Personalised certificate

Interesting Fact:  The Dharawal People are the original custodians of the Southern Sydney area – their word for deep water is GURU.