The world’s greatest marine and yacht racing photographers have entered this year’s international Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image contest and voting is open to the public! The winning image and its photographer will be feted at the Yacht Racing Forum in Geneva on 8 December.
Sailing and photography enthusiasts from around the world are invited to vote for this year’s Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image - click here to vote: http://www.yachtracingimage.com
The competition will be tight again this year, with no less than 135 professional photographers from 29 different countries entered. Their best shots of 2015 are now available to view and to be voted for, at the event website.
“We are delighted to be involved with the contest for Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image as title sponsor for a fifth consecutive year,” said Antonio Palma, Associate and CEO of Mirabaud. “The images that are submitted are very interesting and reflect an intense year of sailing.
“Each photo has merit and it is fascinating to see how the different photographers perceive and interpret the racing environment through their art.”
The Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image is open to professional photographers from all over the world. The contest aims to pay tribute to the work of these artists, to provide them with a promotional platform and to help promote the sport of sailing to a wider audience.
Two prizes will be awarded on 8 December in Geneva at the Yacht Racing Forum:
- The Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image (main prize), awarded by an independent international jury that includes, Dawn Riley (America’s Cup and Whitbread Round the World Race veteran, from America), Antonio Palma (CEO, Mirabaud & Cie SA, from Switzerland), Richard Gladwell (journalist, Sail-World.com, from New Zealand), Vincent Steinmann (Director of Marketing and Communication, Zenith Watches, from Switzerland) and Alfred Farré (winner of the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2014, from Spain)
- The Audience Prize, awarded based on the online public vote (voting open until 1 December) and the delegates of the Yacht Racing Forum
The winners will share a purse of 2,000 Euros. The winner of the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image will also receive a Zenith Chronomaster El Primero 1969 watch.
Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image has a very wide audience, in line with the objectives of the event and those of the Yacht Racing Forum that aims to help broaden the fan base of the sport, welcome newcomers and increase the attraction of sailing as a competitive sport.