Underwater photography contest dedicated to female divers. How cool is that?

Girls that Scuba had this innovative idea to make a contest for all the women divers out there. Thanks to a short interview with the founder of Girs that Scuba, Sarah, now we can bring this competition to your doorstep.

Female underwater photography contest

Girls that Scuba is all about empowering, encouraging women in all aspects of scuba diving. And it came to our attention recently that female underwater photographers were somewhat underrepresented. Of course, we wanted to do something to change that. And while it may not happen straight away we’d like to encourage more GTS girls to take their photography one step further.

So with the help of the Girls that Scuba first ever female-only underwater photography competition we hope to relight your passion, improve your skills and maybe pick up a camera for the first time. We believe every photo and video has a story and we are not looking for “the best” photo or video. Also, we are looking for the story behind it, the effort it took and the hurdles it jumped through. We are so excited to watch the creativity flow!

How did the idea of a women-only underwater photography competition start?

While traveling around the world and diving in many locations we would always meet awesome photographers who we would collaborate with to showcase females diving for our social media accounts. But almost all of the photographers were men. Which of course we didn’t have a problem with but we found ourselves thinking about our aim and reasons behind creating Girls that Scuba and how it would be awesome to be collaborating with female photographers.

However, we still didn’t meet many of them on our travels. So we decided it was time to encourage more females to really dive into underwater photography and use our platform to give them more exposure and recognition. The female competition has been many months in the making. We wanted to make it far, and not just be about votes. We also wanted to make it open for all levels from beginner to professional.

Why organize it? And why now?

Because if not now, when? 🙂

Let’s do this ladies, let’s create a new community of female underwater photographers ready to spread the joy of the ocean to the world!

Do you have any plans for the future with women-only competitions?

This is the first one we’ve ever organized and as far as we know the first female-only underwater photography competition ever. Already the response has been huge and we are hoping to continue to run these while still offering support and recognition to female photographers so we can collaborate with them to show the world the rise of female divers through a females eye.

Who can enter the competition? And how?

Females only, at any level. There are 4 categories and you can enter each one here. (Only one entry per category)

For the beginner’s contest, join here.

If you are interested in the Macro contest, join here.

For the Wide Angle contest, join here.

The Videography contest can be found here.

You can read all about the rules of the competition here.

What are the prizes?

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We have some awesome prizes and sponsors including a Paralenz camera! A £500 Simply Scuba voucher and a trip on board a Red Sea Liveaboard with Emperor Divers. An ISOTTA GoPro housing, Dive Proof Waterproof logbooks, and Girls that Scuba merchandise.


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