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 an overarching GURU AWARD for the winning portfolio submission.  

Underwater Characters 

UC:- Underwater photographs depicting marine/aquatic 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 trophy, 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 trophy, 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 trophy, 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 trophy, personalised certificate and digital badge

Underwater Black and White

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

Winner: AUD$500 cash prize

Nautilus Lifeline personal rescue beacon

Momento Pro AUD$250 voucher 

Underwater Tour 2020 trophy, personalised certificate and digital badge 

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

The winner will receive a Whales Underwater whale swim experience of 7 nights/5 days on the water in Tonga, Underwater Tour 2020 Guru trophy and personalised certificate

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

Please refer to the Terms & Conditions prior to submitting an Entry.

Disclaimer: The Guru prize is non-transferable.  Partner product prizes are 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 booked and completed by end of season 2021 program.