What will be the Best Image of 2016?
Published on September 7th, 2016
Planning is underway for the 2016 Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award, a recognition that has has been held since 2010 to recognize the very best yacht racing image taken during the year. Open to professional photographers, it provides an opportunity for yacht racing specialists to display their work and to share their passion with a wide audience. More than one million people saw the pictures submitted for the last edition of the contest.
Three world class sailing photographers – Rick Tomlinson, Christian Février and Eric Brin – will pre-select the top 80 pictures out of all the photographs submitted by the deadline of October 13.
The members of the International Jury in 2016 that will be selecting the world’s best yacht racing photograph of the year are Andy Hunt (World Sailing CEO, UK), Keith Taylor (marine writer, editor and marine publicist, NZL), Antonio Palma (CEO, Mirabaud & Cie SA, SUI), Anna-Lena Elled (yachting journalist and picture editor, SWE), and Ian Walker (pro sailor, UK).
Two secondary prizes will also be awarded. The top 80 pictures will be published on the event website and the social networks on October 18, 2016, allowing the public to vote for their favorite photograph. The public prize will be based on this vote. Also, the Yacht Racing Forum award will be selected by the delegates from the Yacht Racing Forum (Malta, November 28-29), based on a selection of the top twenty photographs made by the International Jury.
Submissions of the photographs will be open between September 15 and October 13, 2016 at midnight.