UW Photo Challenge

General Information

UWPC is the largest underwater photo challenge starts from Asia Pacific, co-hosted by the Diving and Resort Travel Expo (DRT SHOW) and EZDIVE magazine. UWPC is opened to entrants of all skill levels.

Underwater Photo Challenge (UWPC) aims at finding excellent underwater photographers and understanding their works thoroughly. We hope to promote the art of underwater photography and any diving activities in the world, and to promote the ideas of protecting the marine environment and guide a green and healthy lifestyle through the challenge.

Event Organized by: Diving & Resort Travel Expo (DRT Show) / EZDIVE



  EZDIVE Best Cover
  Scubalamp-Black Water
  Wide Angle
      Best Cover:   must be a portrait photo and the main subject of this shot should be interesting, prominent and a perfect layout, matching with EZDIVE Magazine. To check your photo looks good on the magazine, please download a mock cover. Magazine templates can be found at: www.uwphotochalleng.com This category will be judged by editorial team of EZDIVE diving magazine.
     Scubalamp -
     Black Water:
      any photo taken in blackwater diving with black ground, only in this category, any cropping over 30% is prohibited.
     AOI - Macro :   any photo where the subject is recorded as life-size or greater on the camera's image sensor, also known as a 1:1 (or greater) reproduction ratio. As a guideline, macro subjects are generally 6 inches across or smaller and shot with a lens focal length greater than 35mm.
     Wide Angle:   any photo in a wide-angle view, including over-under shots (at least 50% or more in water) and close-focus wide-angle photos. Subject can be big marine animal, diver, reefscape, wreck or boat.
     Diver:   any style of photo is not limited, but it should include at least one diver in the picture (it’s not allow to add diver by post production) any kind of diver is allowed. Furthermore, photo can be taken with any type of camera (regardless of brand).

The Black Water prizes are sponsored by Scubalamp Underwater Photography Equipment solely. The Macro prizes are sponsored by AOI Limited solely. The Best Cover will be awarded USD 500 in cash by EZDIVE diving magazine. The other prizes are sponsored by Indo Aggressor, Maratua Seaview Resort, Discovery Fleet, Fuvahmulah Maldives Tiger Shark Residence, INON and ATMOS.

The top 10 photos on each category will be on display on the official website: www.uwphotochallenge.com from 14 July 2020.

  • Final winners will be announced via Live Judging during the DRT SHOW Beijing from 14 to 16 August 2020. The winner photos on each category will be announced on the official website: www.uwphotochallenge.com .
  • Winner photos will be displayed in all the DRT SHOW in the future, and will also be published by our media partners worldwide.

  •   Submission Deadline:   14 April 2020 (GMT+8)
      Photo Review:   14 April to 13 July 2020
      Live Judging:   14-16 August 2020 at DRT SHOW Beijing 2020
      Award Ceremony:   Sunday, 16 August 2020 at DRT SHOW Beijing 2020
      Exhibition for Top 10:   14-16 August 2020 at DRT SHOW Beijing 2020

Winning Photos