DATE: 18 June 2022

Torbay BSAC invites all underwater photographers to take part in our “Splash in” competition 2022

A ‘Splash-In’ competition is one where all the photographs must be taken on a single specified day. In our case, submission of the entries will be on that day, and the judging and presentation will be during an evening event where all the entries will be shown.

As in previous years, Peter Rowlands, the renowned editor of UwP magazine, has kindly agreed to judge the competition.

The competition categories are:

  • Wide angle
  • Macro or close-up
  • Compact cameras
  • Beginners (Not won any competition previously)

The winning photos from previous competitions can be viewed here...  Also see our article on the successful 2019 competition here, the 2020 competition here, and the 2021 competition here.

The venue for handing in the images is to be the Torbay BSAC Booth, which will be located on Beacon Quay, Torquay Harbour. Torbay BSAC officials will be present to receive them.

There will be cash prizes for first and second placed entries in each of the four categories, plus a trophy for each winner.  
In addition to the above categories, there will be a Popular Vote winner (selected by attendees of the Evening Event).

For the third year running, we are pleased to announce that O'Three, suppliers of quality drysuits and wetsuits, has agreed to sponsor the Beginners class and is offering a voucher for 50% off a selection of drysuits for the first prize. Teign Diving Centre has also agreed to sponsor prizes for the Compact Camera and Popular Vote categories. Dr Paul Naylor has also kindly offered two prizes of the latest edition of his excellent reference book 'Great British Marine Animals', which will be awarded to the first prize winners in the Wide Angle and Macro categories. 



The judging and presentation of prizes will be held at the Evening Event and dinner, which will be held at the Royal Torbay Yacht Club, Beacon Hill, Torquay. Dinner and drinks will be served at your table (pay for drinks by card, preferably contactless - no cash please). 

Competition Day Timeline:

22:00 (night before competition day) – 17:00 (on competition day) Photographs

17:00 Deadline for submission of Photos

18:00 Evening Event opens, with drinks available from the bar. Dinner served at 19:00

20:00 Presentations

For more information please look at the competition rules (Rules), how the competition will be run (Process), and general information about diving on the day (Information). 


Entry to the competition is £10 per person. A single fee allows entry to all applicable categories. If you wish to attend the Evening Event (including 2-course dinner), you can also purchase a ticket for £15. 

Tickets for non-competitors for the Evening Event (including 2-course dinner) are £15 per person. 

If you would like to take part, please complete the application form (here). You can apply at any time up until the day before the competition, but if you wish to attend the Evening Event and dinner, you must apply before 5pm on the Wednesday before the competition (this is because we have to pre-book the number of meals). After submitting the form online, you will receive an email with your competitor number and instructions on how to make payment. Note: if you don't receive an email within a day or two of submitting the form, please check your Junk folder (last year, some entrants found their emails had been automatically diverted to 'Junk' by their mail server).

Last Minute information:

In the event that there is a modification to the scope of the competition, or a cancellation, the club will endeavour to contact all the competitors by e-mail, SMS, and by posting a message on the club Facebook page. Please ensure that you check before you set out! 



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Torbay BSAC
Unit 0008
Beacon Quay