2009 PDN Great Outdoors Contest
Outdoor Sports & Activities winner
Mega yachts passing Ile Forchue at St.Barth’s Bucket Regatta

2009 Photography Masters Cup
Winner in Abstract Category
Lifeguard Chair at Second Beach

2009 Photography Masters Cup
Nominee in the category of Sport

2008 PDN Great Outdoors Contest
Islands and Underwater category winner
Eric fly fishing in Kamchatka

2007 Photography Masters Cup
International Color Awards
5 images nominated – Sports Category

2008 PDN Photo Annual
Winner – Self Promotion
Dockwise Yacht Transport Calendar

2008 PDN World In Focus Contest – winner, Extreme Exploration

2007 silver medal in the International Gallery of Superb Printing
Onne van der Wal 2007 Sailing Wall Calendar

2006 PDN World In Focus Contest – First Place, Extreme Exploration

2006 Printing Award – RPI Printing
2006 Onne van der Wal Sailing Wall Calendar

Folio/Ozzie Design Award
May 2006 issue Sail Magazine
Bronze - Best use of photography

National & World Calendar Awards
Calendar Marketing Association
Best Scenic/ Other photography – Custom Division
Gold Award – 2004, 2003, 2002, 1999

2006 Graphic Communications Industry of RI Awards
Award of Excellence for the 2006 Sailing Wall Calendar and BEST in poster category for the "Dock in Tonga" poster
The "Tonga" poster also won The Best Print Piece

Wind and Water by Onne van der Wal was chosen as the "Staff Choice" book and was featured with a review and cover in the Sunday, May 9, 2004 edition of The Baltimore Sun

Editors' Group's Cover of the Month award for October 2006
The runner-up this month was Yachting World for the stunning cover shot featured on its November issue. (Exumas photo by Onne van der Wal)