Jury set for 2018 Mirabaud image contest

Published on May 15th, 2018

Now in its ninth year, the 2018 Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image contest announces a world class lineup of personalities for its international jury. Cory Silken, professional sailing photographer; Jesus Renedo, co-founder of Sailing Energy Photography; Sofia Bekatorou, 2004 Olympic Champion in 470; Nicolas Mirabaud, limited partner and executive of Mirabaud & Cie SA; Jean-Baptiste Epron, boats graphic designer; and Brice Lechevalier, founder and Editor-in-chief of the magazines Skippers, Voile & Océan, and GMT, will be selecting the world’s best yacht racing photographs of the year.

The Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award has been held since 2010 to recognize the very best yacht racing image taken during the year, which best represents the essence and excitement of the sport. 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 two million people saw the pictures submitted for the last edition of the contest.

A pre-selection of the top eighty pictures submitted before September 12, 2018 at midnight will be published on the event website and the social networks on September 18, 2018, allowing the public to vote for their favorite photograph.

The Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image (the main prize) will be selected by the international jury. Two prizes will be awarded in parallel: the public prize based on the public votes on the social networks and the Yacht Racing Forum award selected by the delegates from the Yacht Racing Forum (Lorient, October 22-23), based on a selection of the top twenty photographs made by the International Jury and exhibited at the Forum.

Submission of the photographs is open until September 12, 2018 at midnight on www.yachtracingimage.com

Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Jury 2018:
• Cory Silken, professional sailing photographer
• Sofia Bekatorou, Olympic champion 2004
• Jesus Renedo, professional sailing photographer
• Brice Lechevalier, editor-in-chief
• Nicolas Mirabaud, limited partner and executive of Mirabaud & Cie SA
• Jean-Baptiste Epron, boats graphic designer

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