Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image competition for 2016 officially launched

April 13, 2016 – Yacht Racing photographers from all over the world are invited to enter the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award 2016. Started in 2010, the event has been held to provide an opportunity for professional yacht racing photographers to share their passion for yacht racing with a wide community. It is the world’s premier photography competition dedicated to the sport of sailing.

In order to fit with the latest trend and carry on improving, the event announced last month a new set of rules established with the support of some of the most prominent yacht racing photographers. The top eighty photographs submitted will be preselected by a panel of three international and well recognized yacht racing photographers and published on the event’s website (www.yachtracingimage.com).

The top twenty pictures selected by the jury will be displayed during the Yacht Racing Forum, on November 28-29. The winning photographer will receive the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award and at least € 1’000 prize money. Overall, a minimum of € 2’000 prize money will be distributed to the winners.

Two secondary prizes will also be awarded during the Yacht Racing Forum: The Yacht Racing Forum Award (selected by the delegates attending the Yacht Racing Forum) and the Public Award (selected by the votes from the public on Facebook – facebook.com/YachtRacingImage).

Photographers can submit only one photograph, taken between November 1, 2015 and October 13, 2016.

“ The world’s most prominent yacht racing photographers didn’t like the fact that too much importance was given to the votes of the public on Facebook”, says Bernard Schopfer, the event organiser. “ We will still use this social network to promote the event, but the winner will be selected by the Jury. Likewise, the top 20 pictures displayed at the Yacht Racing Forum will have been selected by the international Jury.”

The 2015 Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image uncovered a stunning collection of images sent by 135 professional photographers spanning twenty-nine countries. More than one million people saw their pictures through social networks, whilst 1,5 million page views have been accounted on the event website.

“ The Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award is an exciting opportunity for yacht racing photographers from all over the world to showcase their work and to compete in a fun and entertaining event ”, said Antonio Palma, Managing Partner of Mirabaud. “ We look forward to seeing photographs that are passionate, skillful, surprising and beautiful. I’m very excited about seeing the entries we receive this year.”

For more information: www.yachtracingimage.com

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