Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image


The 'Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image' is a yearly photographic contest and exhibition. It seeks to recognise the very best yacht racing image taken during the year, and that which best represents the essence and excitement of yacht racing as a sport.

The contest is open to professional yacht racing photographers from all over the world. Two prizes are awarded every year:

  • The 'Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image', chosen by a panel of specialists from the yacht racing and photographic industries.
  • The 'public prize' decided by the number of popular votes on the website and the delegates from the Yacht Racing Forum.

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Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award announces new rules

The world’s premier photography competition dedicated to the sport of sailing improves thanks to the feedback of some of the world’s best yacht racing photographers.

March 9, 2016 – The Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award is the world’s premier photography competition dedicated to the sport of sailing. Started in 2010, the event announces a new set of rules established with the support of some of the most prominent yacht racing photographers.

The main changes are the following: 

  • There will be one official winner, selected by the international juryamongst the top 80 pictures.
  • The preselection of the top 80 pictures submitted (and therefore photographers admitted) will be made by a panel of three recognized international yacht racing photographers, who will change over the years and whose identity will be made public. The selected pictures will then be published on the event website and social networks.
  • The top 20 pictures chosen by the international Jury will be printed and displayed at the Yacht Racing Forum, on Internet and promoted on the social networks. A special emphasis will be put on this selection (instead of the public selection as was the case previously).
  • Two secondary prizes will be awarded during the Yacht Racing Forum:
  1. The Yacht Racing Forum Award (selected by the delegates attending the Yacht Racing Forum)
  2. The Public Award (selected by the votes from the public on Facebook). This award  rewards the quality of the pictures as well as the photographers network. It needs to be taken with a lighthearted spirit. It is however important for the promotion of the contest and its participants thanks to the power of the social networks. Photographers are therefore encouraged to contribute to the promotion of their (and their colleagues) images.

The new rules have been established after consultation with approximately twenty of the world’s most prominent yacht racing photographers.

Other updates on points of details, not included in the event rules, have also been made in order to improve the global quality of the contest.

The new rules are available on the event website: http://www.yachtracingimage.com/contest/rules/