The Guru Awards

The Guru Awards celebrate the best photography from above and below the surface of our marine and freshwater environments.

These prestigious photography awards feature 6 Categories, a People’s Choice Award, and the coveted Guru Grand Prize. This year’s categories are:

  • Underwater Characters
  • Underwater Scenes
  • Topside Scenes
  • Aquatic Abstracts
  • Underwater Black and White
  • Reportage [New in 2022]

In 2022 we’ll take $3 from every entry and pass it on to our Environmental Partner, Take 3 for the Sea, so your entry will contribute toward action for the Ocean.

Check out what’s new in 2022 here

Take 3 Photo Contest [NEW]

New in 2022 and open to everyone who snaps pictures on their phone or on any camera, this new novice contest embraces the Take 3 for the Sea message – promoting real actions that are helping improve the health of our oceans.

Running to coincide with the prestigious Guru Awards, the Take 3 Photo Contest entries can be taken on any camera or device, above, in, around, or under any marine or freshwater area, with the winners will be chosen on how best they communicate the Take 3 for the Sea story.

The entirety of entry fees received in the Take 3 Photo Contest will be passed-on to Take 3 for the Sea to help drive their ocean advocacy programs.

Learn more…


Previous Guru Award Winners

The Guru Awards have rewarded talented photographers and celebrated great ocean and freshwater photography since its inception in 2020.

2021 Winners
2020 Winners


2022 Underwater Tour Awards Prize Partners