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The World ShootOut is a global underwater photography competition which consists of two main sections:

  • Real-Time ShootOut - Participate in a global real-time underwater photo shoot out, which takes place during January 1st - November 1st, 2016.
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  • Video Clips of the World – Submit your best and most impressive underwater video clips, taken anytime and anywhere in the world.  Click Here for further information  


Competition Registration & Images Uploading 
January 1st- November 1st, 2016  



Participants who register to any of the categories before August 30th, get to submit a FREE additional set of images in each category they have registered to!

Competition registration is open and can be carried out until November 1st, 2016.

Real-Time ShootOut 
January 1st- November 1st, 2016  


The  Real-Time ShootOut takes place during January 1st - November 1st, 2016, in any natural water resource found around the world, including seas, oceans, lakes, rivers, under the ice and more.

Please make sure you have access to your e-mail account or to the competition website  before heading out to the shoot-out, for the purpose of receiving last and essential guidelines.



Video Clips of the World
Anytime and anywhere!  


Video Clips of the World allow you to submit your best and most impressive underwater video clips, taken anytime and anywhere in the world, and to win yourself some very worthy prizes.



Images Submission Deadline 
by November 1st, 2016 

Participants’ chosen images can be submitted to the competition throughout the months of January - November, 2016.
Deadline for submitting images and videos is November 1st, 2016 .

Registration must be completed prior to uploading images to the website.

Images submitted later than November 1st, will not be accepted.


Winning Ceremony  
January, 2017  



All World Shoot-Out winners and nominees will be announced on a festive winning ceremony which takes place on Friday and Saturday, January 27-28, 2017, 14-15 pm at the boot Düsseldorf dive show in Germany.


This ceremony will also be hosting the judging phase of the Underwater Photography Global Championship, where teams will be scored by the judges in live.


The event will be live broadcasted on YouTube and on the competition website. A list featuring all winners and nominees will also be uploaded to the competition website.


Photographers are all invited to the boot Düsseldorf Dive show, which takes place in in Dusseldorf, Germany, on January 21-29, 2017, and to take part in the winning ceremony . However, World ShootOut participants who do not make it to the winning ceremony will simply receive their prizes by mail and post.

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