The first edition of MARE will follow the classic format of a competition, with digital underwater photography as its main discipline. Photography is an ideal vehicle to show the hidden beauty of the sea, with its vast palette of colours and light. It also allows us to document species and habitats, providing us with essential information about their state of conservation.
2020 MARE Competition - Open Call: 9 July to 31 October
You can submit digital photographs related to the Balearic Sea that showcase its richness and beauty, as well as those showing our relationship with it, whether they report on negative or positive actions.
You can also submit video and photo reports, which will be shown at a later date.
In all cases, photographs must be taken within the Balearic Sea (enclosed by the 1,000 m isobath around the Balearic archipelago).
We’ve established two categories: Young (< 18 years) and Adult (> 18 years). Registration costs €10, but it’s free for members of AFONIB, FBDAS, associated diving centres and IRCC. Photographs submitted alongside an IRCC certificate cost €7. All other photographs have a registration cost of 10 euros.
All proposals must include a short message/caption, in your own words, related to conserving the environment that somehow translates the image into a fragment of text, which can be technical, poetic, narrative, and as free and abstract as you wish.
The Jury, made up of experts, will select the most interesting projects and award the prizes.
The prizes for the winning photographs will consist of a monetary award for the Adult category and photographic/underwater material for the Young category. The best projects will be selected to form part of a travelling exhibition that will tour the Balearic Islands during 2021. We will only accept photographs taken in 2019 and 2020.
Do you have any questions or suggestions? Write to us! You can be part of the launch of a project that wants the heartbeat of the Balearic Sea to be felt and heard loud and clear, far and wide.
Submit your material before 11:59 pm on 31 October 2020.
VIDEO AND PHOTO REPORT
We invite you to submit videos or photographic reports of the Balearic Sea. Through these versatile disciplines you can help us make hidden threats and dangers visible, and rewrite how we relate to the marine environment. These two disciplines are not eligible for cash prizes or photographic material; the best proposals, however, will form part of the online and travelling exhibitions that will be presented around the Balearic Islands during 2021 to promote the richness and beauty of our sea.
You may submit videos of up to 2 minutes in length and photo reports of up to 15 digital photographs. Don't forget to consult the MARE code of ethics. You must include a conservation message about the Balearic Sea along with your video or photographic report ( a short message/caption, in your own words, related to conserving the environment that somehow translates the image into a fragment of text, which can be technical, poetic, narrative, and as free and abstract as you wish.)