Deadlines and Due Dates 2020

Shades of Colour is currently on hold as we are reassessing how we might make this more accessable and modernise the competition. We'll let you know when it's back up and running.


Shades of Colour entry dates for each (usually but not always) bi-monthly issue of Dive Pacific magazine are as follows. Closing time will always be a Monday at 10am. We also have a reminder list, which you can sign up to here.

As you can see there is quite a gap between deadlines and the actual issue's publication (which is usually at the beginning of the first month). This is to give us lots of time to complete judging and production. The issue date/number is provided to let you know when to look out for your picture in the magazine. We notify winners via email.

  • March 11, 2019 - for the July/Aug/Sept 170 issue
  • August 5 - for the Oct/Nov 171 issue
  • October 7 - for the Dec/Jan 172 issue
  • December 9 - for the Feb/Mar 173 issue