Press Release: IWT Wild Oceans Photography Competition

Jun 12

Press Release

12th June 2020

The Irish Wildlife Trust is inviting submissions for a Wild Oceans Photography Competition

In honour of World Oceans Day this June and to coincide with the easing of travel restrictions, the Irish Wildlife Trust have launched a marine themed photography contest. The aim of this competition is to raise awareness of the amazing marine wildlife we have in Ireland. The contest is open for submissions from now until June 30th. Underwater photographs are particularly welcomed in order to showcase the incredible wildlife below the waves, but coastal photographs are also accepted. Full instructions on how to participate can be found here.
The Irish Wildlife Trust are working hard to ensure adequate protection for Ireland’s marine wildlife. If you know whether your photo was taken inside a marine protected area, you can let them know in your submission. In Ireland we have a network of areas along out coastline protected under EU law referred to as the Natura sites. You can consult this map to see the location of these sites. “Marine Protected Areas are the best tool we have to protect and restore precious natural habitats for future generations, so we really want to highlight the beautiful ecosystems they protect”, says Regina Classen, IWT Project Officer.
The winner will be chosen by the public through a voting system on the IWT website from July 1st until July 7th. The photograph with the most ‘likes’ will be announced on July 8th and sent a brand new marine themed t-shirt (have a peek here) and a copy of ‘Ireland’s Hidden Depths’ by Paul Kay. The winner’s photograph will also be published in the IWT quarterly wildlife magazine.