Underwater photo contest

Entries to the annual contest close 31st December 2022

27 days to go
Peoples' Vote

By Regie Casia
posted (6 days ago)
7 votes

River Verzasca
By Michael Baukloh
posted (5 days ago)
5 votes

Lily and the same mirrored lily in a small lake in the Netherlands The pictures is taken 100% under water, but at only 10 cm depth.
By Brenda De Vries
posted (6 days ago)
4 votes

What does a manta ray eat? Well...this... Krill. A manta ray is feasting on the krill gathering in the lightbeams of divelights during a nightdive.
By Marloes Otten
posted (6 days ago)
4 votes

By Edwin Escleto
posted (6 days ago)
4 votes

coral head on a spin!
By Shuo-Wei Chang
posted (3 days ago)
4 votes

Mediterranean cleaner shrimp
By Jose Maria Abad Ortega
posted (5 days ago)
3 votes

I captured this image while diving with Manta Rays on Big Island, Hawaii
By Mike Quist
posted (5 days ago)
3 votes

A feeding sea- anemone
By Peet J Van Eeden
posted (2 days ago)
3 votes

Beautiful Turtle while free diving in the Red Sea - Abu Dabbed.
By Sander Rietmeijer
posted (2 days ago)
3 votes
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We receive many complaints whenever the peoples' vote gets spammed. It makes the vast majority of honest entrants in our photo contest mad. That makes us mad!

Recently we challenged someone over 300 votes that appeared overnight. They claimed that they emailed everyone in their diving club to vote for them. Pointless, you'll agree, but as it is one man one vote that's 'legal'. However, they had another rash of votes and that time I looked in our server logs and found they had all come from the same IP address...

Now, we all concede that what is one persons taste may not be someone elses. But look at these...

30 votes

300 votes

David Doubilet would not get 300 votes overnight if he entered his best known work! Spammers insult the intelligence of their fellow underwater photographers and makes a mockery of the voting system.

We have changed the system now so that only entries in the past couple of days show in the winners panel. Names will not sit in the top 3 places like they used to.

The voting system is there to give underwater photographers a bit of encouragement, a chance to gauge your efforts against others, a bit of fun - not so that spammers can see their name in the 1,2, and 3 spot!

The peoples vote does not influence the annual judging at all. The panel do not even see the peoples' vote.

The rules are clear...

Any entrant who spams or is suspected of spamming the votes will have all their images removed.

This website stands for equality amongst u/w photographers. Underwater photographers have (quite literally) made this site by joining in the contest, forums etc. Spammers are so against the spirit of what UP is about.

Remember, the only vote that has value is the one someone else awards you. The only person the spam voter is fooling - is themself!