In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Malaysia International Dive Expo (MIDE) will now take place from 29th – 31st January 2021. As a result, the Lens Beyond Ocean Photo Competition will extend its final submission date to 15 December 2020.

Currently in its tenth year, the LBO competition continues to grow each year, drawing in more than 850 exceptional underwater photographers from around the world; as well as equally high quality prize sponsors.

From dive travel packages to some of the best dive spots in Asia worth USD 10,000, participants have incredible prizes on dive destination to look forward to in this competition. 

Be a winner
If you are a diver, passionate about sharing your underwater images and experiences, LBO offers a great chance for you to show off your talent. First place winner will be selected in each of seven categories, including: Macro, Wide-Angle, Portfolio, Compact Camera, Creative, Freediving, and 3-Minute Video.

The competition will be judged by renowned underwater photographers including Tobias Friedrich (Germany), Jason Isley (United Kingdom/Sabah) and Nurul Yazid (Malaysia).

Showcase of winning entries
Winners will be announced on Wednesday, 20th January 2021, and awarded prizes on MIDE’s main stage on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. In addition, all winning images will be on display in the foyer, and winning videos showcased on the main stage’s big screen, during MIDE from 29th – 31st January 2021 at the World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur.

Submission deadline
The final date is 15 December 2020.