Competitions SDW

The competition website for Scubadive West
           The competition website for Scubadive West

This year participants can compete in Three categories:

  • Ireland Underwater: Wide Angle Category
  • Ireland Underwater: Macro (close-up) Category
  • Ireland Underwater: Best Novel Photograph Category

Scubadive West’s 2014 Photo Rally, 17th to 19th October 2014 celebrates the best in Irish amateur photography. 
Darragh Norton’s winning photo from one of our previous competitions made the cover of ‘Sport Diver’ magazine. So our competition is a really good stepping stone for anyone looking to work as a professional photographer.

How to Enter
The competition is free to enter. All entries are via this website so go to our Register page for more details. Only photos taken during the Photo Rally at Scubadive West may be submitted. The Photo Rally opens at 9am on Friday 17th October, photos may be submitted from 10am on Friday until the deadline for submission of pictures at1pm on Sunday 19th October 2014. We have a very special package available for registered participants; Three days of Unlimited Shore Diving, Air Fills and one Boat Dive during the Photo Rally from 17th to 19th October 2014, for just €35. Additional boat dives at just €35.
Please note that this is an amateur photo competition. Anyone who currently sells or has in the past sold their photos is not eligible to enter.
Enforcement of this condition is strictly at the discretion of the competition organisers

This Year’s Prizes

Please note all prizes are to be confirmed

Ireland Underwater, Wide Angle Category Prizes
1st prize: Island Dive Safari 2015
2nd prize: Fourth Element Core Body Warmer
3rd Prize: Scubapro Hoodie Sweatshirt 50th Year Special Edition

Ireland Underwater, Macro Category Prizes
1st prize: Archon D20 Professional Dive Light
2nd prize: Dinner for Two at Maol Reidh Hotel
3rd Prize: Fourth Element super Hoodie, T-Shirt & Hat, by Scubadive West

Ireland Underwater, Best Novel Photograph Category Prizes
1st prize: Dinner B&B for Two at Renvyle House Hotel
2nd prize: Free Diving course with Feargus Callagy
3rd Prize: Suunto Rucksack full of goodies
There will be spot prizes and great offers available all weekend too!
Scubadive West thanks all of our generous sponsors for their contribution to this competition.
Scubadive West’s 2014 Photography Competition will culminate in a prize-giving ceremony at 4pm in Scubadive West, followed by an informal gathering in the Quaker village of Letterfrack for the first weekend of the Annual Sea Week Festival. Trad Session from 5pm Bards Den, Letterfrack. The Final Session 9:45pm Molly’s Bar, Letterfrack. For the full schedule and downloadable brochure..  Read more>>

The accommodation providers will have special offers available, book now as it is will be the October Bank Holiday Weekend and Sea Week Festival! Letterfrack Lodge provides Luxury accommodation at budget prices, call 09541222
The Maol Reidh Hotel is offering a special rate of €25 for a delicious 3 course dinner over the weekend. Call the hotel  095 43844 for room rates and special packages.
Local accommodation listings available on our website at