MedFoto collects a thousand images in its second edition

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  • 17/May/2022

On Sunday, May 15, the submission period for MedFoto, the first contest in the world that deals exclusively with the Mediterranean Sea and its relationship with people, closed. The contest organized by Alive Foundation and Club Nàutic L’Escala has collected a thousand images that reflect the different interpretations of their authors on the theme of the contest: the sea and the people.

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©Javier Herranz – MedFoto 2021

The jury selection tasks begin!

All these photographs will be submitted, starting today, Tuesday, May 17, to the selection tasks of the MedFoto Jury, made up of six experts in the world of photography and the marine environment such as Oriol Alamany, Josep Pallí and Laura Carrau, the naturalist and photographer Bernat Garrigós and the biologist Josep Vilanova. This year, Xavier Salvador, winner of MedFoto 2021, also joins.

The verdict will be revealed on July 1, the day on which the 42 MedFoto finalist photographs will be published in the web gallery and on the contest’s Instagram account. Thus, the popular voting period will begin, which will last until July 15 and which will reward the author of the image with the most “likes” with a sailboat trip along the Costa Brava.

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©Andreu Pujades – Navegant cap a l’infern. MedFoto 2021, winner With Mobile Phone category

The winning images will be announced on August 5

The absolute winner, as well as the prizes for the seven categories of the contest and the special awards, will be announced on Friday, August 5, during the prize giving ceremony that will take place at the Club Nàutic l’Escala. The event will kick off the exhibition of the 42 finalist images of MedFoto 2022, which can be visited until Sunday, September 4, in the Board Room of the Club.

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More than 3,000 euros of cash prizes

The second edition of MedFoto will distribute more than 3,000 euros in cash prizes among the winning proposals, in addition to four special prizes. The best image taken within the photographic limits of the Costa Brava will win a weekend in a bungalow at Camping La Ballena Alegre for four people. The winner of the L’Escala division, a very special experience in L’Escala for two people that includes a night in a hotel with breakfast, lunch or dinner and a visit to the Anchovy and Salt Museum or to the Alfolí la Sal – Museum of l’Escala. The author under the age of 16 who presents the best photograph will win a course in dinghy sailing, cruising or coastal rowing at the Club Nàutic L’Escala.

Under the theme The sea and the people, MedFoto 2022 has collected great images of landscape, wildlife, sports and professional nautical activities, underwater and conservation activities taken both with a digital camera and a mobile phone.