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BSoUP / DIVER Annual Print Competition 2020

Organised by the British Society of Underwater Photographers
in association with DIVER Magazine

DIVE SHOW, NEC Birmingham

25-25th October 2020

Deadline for entries is Sunday 6th September 2020

Once again we have again teamed up with DIVER Magazine to stage this major competition at the DIVE SHOW at the NEC, Birmingham.

This year will build on the significant changes that were implemented last year and may still deserve your attention. The major change is that only digital entries are needed - we will print approximately 80 short listed images at A3 size and then display them at the Dive show for the public vote and judge's choice of best in show.

There is no need to print your submissions this year and there will be a modest entry fee to cover the cost of printing.


There were previously four categories, but these are under review for 2020 and will be published soon. We anticipate only 2 categories (overseas and UK). There will not be sub-divisions to reflect experience levels, but there will be a mechanism to reconise relative newcomers to underwater photography.

It is anticipated that you may enter a maximum of four images.

All short-listed prints will be entered in the overall competition for the main trophy, to be chosen by a panel of judges.


The best of show will be selected by an independent panel of judges and recieve the winner's trophy.

The public will vote for a winner in each of the four categories and each competitor will receive a trophy.


Images entered must not have come first, second or third in a national or international competition, such as BSoUP's Open Portfolio, BSoUP's Beginners' Portfolio Competitions, BSoUP's BIUC, St Abbs Splash-In, SAC Travel Club, U/W Photographer of the Year, Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Marine Conservation Society etc.

All images must have been taken within the three years prior to 6th September 2020.

Please format for printing at A3 size as a high resolution jpeg with a Adobe RGB 1998 colour profile.

Prints can be any format, portrait of landscape, at any aspect ratio (3:2. 4:3, 1:1 etc). This will be printed within the overall space of an A3 size print that includes a border and caption. IMPORTANT: If it is not obvious which way to orient your print, please include in your note an indication of which edge of the image is the top.

Please send your files to using either:

WeTransfer (a free file transfer system) or;

A link to your own dropbox folder (also sent to

PLEASE INCLUDE A NOTE that gives your name, entry category for each image and the image details (subject, location and equipment used).

BSoUP reserves the right to publish winning images both in the Society magazine and on its website. Winning images may also be used in future promotional material for the event royalty free, but copyright remains with the photographer.


The awards will be announced at the BSoUP November meeting, which takes place on Tuesday 17th November 2020 at 7.30 for 8.00 p.m. Meeting Room 3, Imperial College Union, South Kensington, London, SW7 2BB. See Directions for further details and maps. For those who cannot attend, the awards announcement will be live streamed , for which details will be published by BSoUP on its Facebook page.

BSoUP / DIVER Print Competition Winners  
(more recent results can be found in the competition galleries)  
Results 2017 Results 2012
Results 2016 Results 2011
Results 2015 Results 2010
Results 2014 Results 2009
Results 2013  

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