An annual competition where the world’s best and aspiring photographers, cinematographers and artists showcase their work to a panel of professional judges in front of a live audience at the ADEX Asia Dive Expo.

ADEX Voice of the Ocean Photo/Video/Art Competition 2024

The annual ADEX Voice of the Ocean Photo/Video/Art Competition celebrates visual representations of the ocean and its many creatures. The best works by underwater photographers and videographers are presented and judged live by a celebrated panel of distinguished experts.

1. Best Of Show
All the winners from each category will automatically be placed in the Best of Show category and judged LIVE by a prestigious panel of ocean celebrities during the ADEX Ocean Festival 2024.


2. Photo of the Year
We want to see what you’ve managed to capture at the decisive moment underwater. We’ll be judging shots from all aspects, from the technical (lighting, exposure) to the situation itself (subject rarity, difficulty level).


3. Video of the Year
Love creating compelling underwater stories with moving images? Then submit your best short film to our Video of the Year category, and be in contention for some incredible prizes.


4. Environmental Photo of the Year (Dedicated to the Ocean – For a Plastic-Free Future)
We’re looking for a photograph that makes people stop and take notice, and that affects them enough to encourage greater awareness about plastic pollution.


5. Underwater Fashion Photo of the Year
The appeal of the human form gains no greater expression than when submerged in the medium that we are so passionate about water. Do you have what it takes to create a winning image that blends fashion with the beauty of the underwater world?


6. Compact Camera Photo of the Year
We’re looking for the top shots captured with a small camera with a built-in lens. Show how good you are with your compact, and be in with a chance of winning some fabulous prizes.


7. Mobile Photo of the Year
Let’s get with the times and celebrate the beauty and diversity of the underwater world and capture it through the lens of a mobile device. The new category seeks to inspire and encourage mobile photographers to explore the depths of our oceans, and showcase their talent in capturing the magic of these underwater environments.


8. Artwork of the Year (Dedicated to Ocean Arts & Science) 
We are looking for impactful, thought-provoking illustrations around the ADEX theme – artwork of “Dedicated to the Ocean Arts & Science”. (Traditional photography is not allowed in this category.)


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