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Posted: Monday, January 23, 2023
DPG/Wetpixel Masters 2022 Winners Announced

The DPG/Wetpixel Masters Underwater Imaging Competition winners have been announced. The contest celebrates the splendor of the oceans, the skill of the entrants, and the intricate and challenging art of underwater imaging.

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The winners of the 2022 edition of the competition have been announced! Entrants compete for prizes in 6 categories, with the top image among the category winners receiving the grand prize of $1000 in cash. Congratulations to Martin Broen, whose 1st place image in the Black & White category earned him the grand prize.

Best of Show by Martin
Best of Show

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Martin Broen

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Black & White
1st Place
Short Film Winning Photograph by Alex

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Alex del Olmo

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Short Film
1st Place
Over-Under Winning Photograph by JillAnne Ward

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JillAnne Ward McCarty

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Over-Under
1st Place

The 2021 competition winners have been announced! The competition celebrates the splendor of the oceans, the skill of the entrants, and the intricate and challenging art of underwater imaging. Congratulations to Martin Broen, who won “Best of Show” for his 1st place image from the Black and White category, taking home the $1,000 cash prize.

Best of Show by Martin
Best of Show

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Martin Broen

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Black and White
1st Place
Wide Angle Unrestricted Winning Photograph by Tom

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Tom Shlesinger

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Wide Angle Unrestricted
1st Place
Wide Angle Traditional Winning Photograph by Enrico

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Enrico Somogyi

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Wide Angle Traditional
1st Place

The winners of the 2020 DEEP Indonesia imaging competition have been announced! With more than $45,000 in prizes, this year’s contest attracted thousands of entries in several themed categories. The Best of Show was awarded to Enrico Somogyi for a creative capture of a golden jellyfish in Palau.

Best of Show by Enrico
Best of Show

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Enrico Somogyi

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Compact Cameras
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Reefscapes Winning Photograph by Fressia

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Fressia Peng

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Reefscapes
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Animal Behavior Winning Photograph by Jenny

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Jenny Stock

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Animal Behavior
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The 2020 competition winners have been announced! Congratulations to all the underwater photographers who participated, and to the winners from around the world. The DPG/Wetpixel Masters Underwater Imaging Competition is one of the most prestigous international underwater imagery events, and over $55,000 of world-class prizes have been awarded, including a $1,000 cash prize to the “Best of Show” winner – Scott Portelli.

Best of Show by Scott
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Scott Portelli

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Wide Angle Unrestricted
1st Place
Macro Traditional Winning Photograph by Yatwai

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Yatwai So

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Macro Traditional
1st Place
Wide Angle Traditional Winning Photograph by Yung-Sen

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Yung-Sen Wu

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Wide Angle Traditional
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The winners of the 2019 DEEP Indonesia imaging competition have been announced! With more than $45,000 in prizes, this year’s contest attracted thousands of entries in several themed categories. The Best of Show was awarded to Grant Thomas for an impressive split shot titled “Papuan Sunset.”

Best of Show by Grant
Best of Show

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Grant Thomas

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Over-Unders
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Reefscapes Winning Photograph by Tyler

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Tyler Schiffman

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Reefscapes
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Compact Cameras Winning Photograph by Ipah

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Ipah Uid

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Compact Cameras
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