MedFoto: More than 600 images submitted to the first International Mediterranean Photography Contest

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  • 4/June/2021

On June 7, the MedFoto jury will begin the selection tasks that will reveal the 42 finalist photographs of the contest

Last Monday, May 31, the registration period for MedFoto, the first Mediterranean Photography Contest organized by the Club Nàutic l’Escala and the Alive Foundation with the collaboration of the City Council of l’Escala, ended. The competition has managed to collect more than 600 images that will be submitted, starting next June 7, to the selection tasks that will be carried out by the MedFoto Jury, made up of six experts in the world of photography and the marine environment.

As a result of this process, MedFoto will announce, on July 5, the 42 finalist photographs of the contest, which will be published on the contest’s Instagram account. This will start the popular voting period. The author who gets more “Likes” will win a sailing excursion along the Costa Brava.

42 finalists and up to 12 prizes!

The absolute winner, as well as the prizes for the seven categories of the contest and the recognitions for the author under 16 years of age and for the best photograph taken on the Costa Brava and l’Escala will be announced on Saturday, July 31 during the award ceremonyi. The event will take place at the Club Nàutic l’Escala facilities and will also serve as the inauguration of the exhibition of the 42 finalist proposals. The exhibition can be visited throughout the month of August in the Meeting Room of the Club.

The contest will distribute about 4,000 euros in cash among the winners. One more incentive for a contest open to both professionals and amateurs of photography and dedicated to all aspects of the Mediterranean. Under the theme The sea and people, MedFoto has collected great images of landscape, wildlife, sports and professional nautical activities, underwater and conservation, taken with both a digital camera and mobile phone.

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A collaborative project

Club Nàutic l’Escala and Fundació Alive are the promoters of MedFoto, the first International Photography Contest of the Mediterranean. The contest is the result of the commitment between the two entities to create a photographic contest with the aim of spreading the environmental and human values of the Mediterranean Sea.

The City Council of l’Escala gives its support to the project within the framework of its constant effort to disseminate values and local environments, as a tool to improve the quality of life of citizens.

A sea of values

The sea and the Mediterranean Sea have been closely linked to the fishing village of L’Escala since its origins. In fact, the Greeks landed in the Iberian Peninsula from Empúries, where their remains remind us every day of the importance of preserving its historical and cultural legacy of which the sea is one of its main backbones.

This sea is, therefore, very rich in values. It is culture and history; a means of work and recreation and the habitat of thousands of species of animals and plants that make up its very special landscape. Values that must coexist for the present and for future generations and that we can only preserve by enjoying and working at sea in a sustainable way.

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