New Contest to Recognize Video Excellence

Published on April 12th, 2017

The inaugural Mirabaud Sailing Video Award will be launched this year to celebrate the authors of the very best yacht racing videos produced each year around the world. Open to professional TV, film and video producers, cameramen, editors and filmmakers, the initiative will also celebrate the professional sailors who film their achievements during regattas.

The main prize – the Mirabaud Sailing Video Award – will be determined by an international jury. The Prize of the Public will be awarded following votes from the public on Internet. The Special Jury Award will celebrate the sailors who produce the best on-board videos during races.

This contest follows the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Award which started in 2010.

“We are very pleased to launch this new event with the support of Mirabaud,” said MaxComm CEO Bernard Schopfer. “We have a tremendous respect and admiration for those who work hard at helping us share the passion for the sport of sailing through the images they produce. They often work in difficult conditions, with heavy and fragile material. One of the objectives of the contest is to pay tribute to the quality of their work. The authors of the contest will obviously retain full rights over their productions. Our modest ambition is to help promote their videos to a wider audience, beyond the sport of sailing.”

The winners of the Mirabaud Sailing Video Award will be celebrated during the Yacht Racing Forum (Aarhus, Denmark, November 27-28, 2017), in front of the sports’ leading personalities, events, classes, yacht clubs and sponsors.

The Mirabaud Sailing Video Award website will be launched in May 2017, allowing producers to submit their work. The videos will be published on the event website upon reception, whilst the public will be asked to vote from September 1.

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