International Photography Contest of the Mediterranean sea

MedFoto: Registration open from 1 to 31 May


Photograhy competition with them: The sea and the people on the Mediterranean Sea.

Welcome to MedFoto, the first International photography competition dedicated to photography of the Mediterranean Sea!

MedFoto is a competition open to all aspects of the sea, from the landscape to the marine life; and from professional activities to nautical and sports activities; dedicated as much to what happens above water as underwater.

If you love the sea, this competition is for you!

This event is an initiative of  Fundació Alive and the Club Nàutic l’Escala.

The objectives of Medfoto are:

    • To value the relationship of people with the sea.
    • To increase awareness of the natural and landscape values of the sea.
    • To promote a responsible and respectful attitude of anyone for whom the sea, in one way or another, is at the centre of their activities.

Help us to spread the word about the beauty of the Mediterranean with your photographs and join us to make more responsible use of the marine environment!

We are looking for innovative and inspiring photographs, with views that document the beauty, the diversity of the Mediterranean Sea and its seascapes and coastal landscapes, and the relationship of men and women with the marine world in this part of the planet.

Registration for the competition is open to anyone, amateur or professional photographer, of any nationality. You may submit up to 15 photographs distributed in any of the  categories

Would you like to take part?

Check out the rules

The MedFoto competition will award a prize for the best photograph, for the winners of each category and special prizes for:

    • Photograph taken within the geographic limit of the municipality of l’Escala
    • Photograph taken within the geographic limit of the Costa Brava
    • Prize by popular vote
    • Special prize for the author under the age of sixteen.

The jury will be made up of renowned photography experts, in landscape, underwater and water sports, as well as by members of the organising entities.

Check out the prizes and Jury!

  • 1st May: Opening date for registrations and presentation of photographs.
  • 31st May: Closing date for the presentation of photographs.
  • 7th June: Start of selection tasks by the jury.
  • 18th June: Request for RAW files from the semi-finalists.
  • 30th June: Final meeting of the jury and the results.
  • 1st July: Request for high-resolution files from the authors.
  • 5th July: Public communication of the 42 finalists. Publication of the finalist photographs on the competition’s Instagram account. Start of the popular vote period.
  • 15th July: End of the popular vote period.
  • 31st July: Awards ceremony and opening of the exhibition at the Club Nàutic l’Escala.
  • 31st August: Closure of the exhibition and end of the 1st edition of the competition.