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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. Three prizes are awarded:

  • The main prize is the ‘Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image’. It is awarded by a panel of international specialists from the yacht racing and photographic industries
  • The ‘Yacht Racing Forum Award’ is decided by the 700 delegates of World Sailing’s Annual conference as well as by the 300 delegates of the Yacht Racing Forum. It is selected on  the basis of a vote amongst the top 20 pictures (selected by the international jury) exhibited at both conferences.
  • The ‘public prize’ is selected by the number of popular votes on Internet. This is a fun award, aimed at increasing the photographers visibility on the social networks and the global value of the contest. Photographers are encouraged to like and share pictures, and to do as much self-promotion as they can. This prizes recognizes the quality of the winning picture as well as the photographers’ network and the support he (she) can generate around him and his (her) photograph.

 

MaxComm Communication

The Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Award is organized by MaxComm Communication.

MaxComm is an independent agency based in Geneva, Switzerland, founded in 2006. Specialized in the design and implementation of strategic communication programs as well as media relations, the agency includes a multilingual team with strong experience in international media relations and corporate communications. MaxComm is active in various fields including international yacht racing, sports, sustainable development and corporate communication. MaxComm is also the Yacht Racing Forum’s exclusive communication agency. www.maxcomm.ch

2016 Winner: Jean-Marie Liot

2015 Winner: Nikos Zagas

2015 Winner: Nikos Zagas

2015 Winner: Nikos Zagas

2014 Winner: Alfred Farré

2014 Winner: Alfred Farré

2013 Winner: Abner Kingman

2013 Winner: Abner Kingman

2012 Winner: Kurt Arrigo

2012 Winner: Kurt Arrigo

2011 Winner: Thierry Martinez

2011 Winner: Thierry Martinez

2010 Winner: Thierry Martinez

2010 Winner: Thierry Martinez