Follow this simple 5-step process for print competition successful entry

Step 1 – Check the rules, confirm your experience level

Make sure you accurately determine your experience level, which is a hard definition, not a personal judgement. Too many people have declared themselves newcomers when they did not meet the strict criteria. The judges check, so please be objective. We’re looking to reward true newcomers to underwater photography, not just people who have not succeeded in competitions.

Definition of experience levels

Other rules and procedures


Step 2 – Pay and Register here

Important note.  We’re experiencing problems with a few people using the PayPal App, particularly from mobile phones.  Until we find a fix, if the buttons below don’t work for you, please use a desktop, laptop or iPad and pay using the website buttons, which should take you through to PayPal with the correct amount in your cart. 

£15 Standard Print Competition entry fee

£10 BSoUP member Print Competition entry fee


Step 2a (non-BSoUP members only) wait for login details.

You should hear from us with login details in 24-48 hours. Otherwise email [email protected] for assistance.


Step 3 – Register your details

Please follow the guidance closely for choice of newcomer or experienced photographer.  Newcomers are defined precisely in the rules; it is not a question of your personal judgement.

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Step 4 – Upload your images here by 10pm, 19 September 2021

You can enter up to 4 images but only 2 per category.

All submissions must be jpegs at 300dpi.  The file must fit inside an A3 print (400mm x 297mm, which equates to 4724 x 3508 pixels at 300dpi).  4724 pixels is the longest dimension.  Maximum file size is 4MB.

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Step 5 – Wait for the results

The public will vote for shortlisted images at the Dive show.  BSoUP and DIVER Magazine will convene a judging panel to determine the overall winner.  The results will be announced live at the BSoUP monthly meeting following the event (3rd Tuesday of the month). Although meetings are normally closed to non-BSoUP members, all Print Competition participants are most welcome to attend and will be sent the link and password by email. Winning images are published in BSoUP’s magazine In Focus and in DIVER Magazine. 

Good luck and thank you for participating!