DATE: September 19th (postponed from July due to Coronavirus)

NOTE: we have been closely monitoring the Coronavirus situation and made the decision to postpone the contest until September. If the Coronavirus restrictions are still in place to prevent the evening event from taking place, we shall switch to an online judging and presentation. Keep in touch and watch for announcements here and on our Facebook page. 

UPDATE: Living Coasts has announced that they would not be reopening after the Coronavirus shutdown. Consequently, if the evening event is able to take place, the venue will now be at the Royal Torbay Yacht Club

Torbay BSAC invites all underwater photographers to take part in our “Splash in” competition 2020!

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 on display.

The competition categories are:

  • Wide angle
  • Macro
  • 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 venue for handing in the images is to be the Torbay BSAC Tent, which will be located on Beacon Quay, Torquay Harbour. Torbay BSAC officials will be present to receive them.

There will be cash and sponsored prizes for first and second placed entries in each group, plus a trophy for each winner.
The prize for the Beginners Class this year is kindly sponsored by O'Three, and will include a very valuable discount voucher for a new O'Three suit (to be confirmed).

In addition to the above categories, there will be a Popular Vote winner (selected by attendees of the Evening Event). We are happy to announce that this year, Christopher Ward watches have agreed to sponsor the prize of a valuable diving watch for the lucky winner (to be confirmed). In the event that the Evening Event has to be cancelled and the competition judging conducted online, the Popular Vote will have to be cancelled this year.

The judging and presentation of prizes will be held at the Evening Event which includes dinner, and will be held at the Royal Torbay Yacht Club, Beacon Hill, Torquay. (Subject to Coronavirus regulations - numbers may be limited).

Competition Day Timeline:

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

17:00 Deadline for submission of Photos

19:00 Evening Event opens 

20:30 Presentations

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


Entry to the competition is £10 per person (to be confirmed). A single fee allows entry to all applicable categories. If you wish to attend the Evening Event (including 2-course dinner), you can purchase a ticket for £15 (to be confirmed). (We have separated the entry and event fees in case we have to cancel the evening event and run the competition online due to Coronavirus restrictions).

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

If you would like to take part, please complete the application form. 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! 



Our Address

Torbay BSAC
Unit 0008
Beacon Quay