Fourth Element's Lockdown Dive-Spirit-Lifting Underwater Photo Competition

underbathwater photo comp title

Kit manufacturer Fourth Element is calling on amateur and professional photographers alike to help relieve the tedium of lockdown and enter its 'Underbathwater Photographer of the Year' competition. 

Now in its second year, the 2021 edition of UBWPOTY has five categories available to enter, the winners of each receiving vouchers for £200 of Fourth Element gear. The overall Professional winner will receive a macro lens from Nauticam worth £473.00; the overall Amateur winner will win a Paralenz Vaquita action camera worth  €749.00 (£660)

underbathwater photo comp winner

Mikko Paasi's overall winning shot from Underbathwater Photographer of the Year 2020 competition (Photo: Mikko Paasi/Fourth Element)

The five categories for 2021 are:

  • Indoor Animal Behaviour
  • Self Isolation Portrait
  • Lockdown Lego (or other building block brand construction)
  • Positive/Negative (black and white)
  • Zoom In (macro-ish)

underbathwater photo comp winners

2020 Underbathwater Photographer of the Year Category Winners (Picture: Fourth Element)

To enter, photographers are encouraged to get creative with whatever they can find around the home to make the best underwater bathtub shot. Photographers without a bathtub may use a sink, bucket or water butt. Fourth Element has promised that 'a set of professional-ish judges will decide the winners.'

In order to enter:

Photographers can enter as many times as they like; closing date is 28 February 2021 at midnight, GMT. Follow the link to Fourth Element's website to enter.


Enter Here


digital dive gif



Love diving? You'll love these. Sign up today to immediately download our unique FREE gifts -

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 WRECKS - DIVE's 70-page, beautifully illustrated, colour guide to the world’s best wrecks

SCUBA STORIES - DIVE's collection f real life stories where divers, who have got themselves into perilous situations, describe how they reacted and what actions they took to ensure they lived to tell the tale

PACIFICHighlights of the Pacific - Dancing mantas in Hawaii • The Best Diving in the World, Galápagos, Cocos, Malpelo & Socorro • Mass Spawning Events in Palau

New Upright Gift Banners 300 x 600 px

Sidebar SUBSCRIBE spring 21 large2

Destinations Spotlight

Need inspiration for your next dive trip? Try one of our featured destinations from DIVE's travel partners.

sidebar philippines sidebar bahamas sidebar mexico sidebar fiji sidebar st helena 2020 Sidebar Egypt sidebar banner sabah sidebar banner belize sidebar banner south africa

DIVE Partners

sidebar banner egypt new ceningan divers ad 300x100 LH 300 min giphy subex Wakatobi Siladen Aggressor Fisheye Dive Worldwide gozo banner Arenui

Read DIVE magazine

DIVE magazine is available to read on many devices. Simply click one one of the options below

PCMac final
Apple finalAndroid final

Like what you see?

Join us on social and keep updated daily...