Over 136 amazing photos and videos have been shared on Instagram between 14.07 and 18.08 2020. A wave of inspiring, intense, stunning images of the ocean, its creatures, landscapes and people who are emotionally connected to our blue planet.
All entries can be viewed by searching the #YoungOceanWaves hashtag on Instagram.
Djemila Tassin, Mariana Mata Lara and Gabriele Tiskeviciute were selected as main winners, while seven more winners have been awarded smaller prizes! Watch the winning videos!
Winners have been announced during the “EU4Ocean coalition: what, what for, how?” online workshop, which took place on 24 September in the frame of the 2-day virtual “EU4Ocean workshop – Designing Ocean Literacy action in Europe”.
Winners’ profiles and entries are visible HERE
The #YoungOceanWaves contest was looking for cool videos & photos that show how human beings and the ocean are connected.
The #YoungOceanWaves contest, promoted by the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE) encouraged everybody - especially young people - to show what the ocean means for them, be it marvellous colours and living creatures, fun, sports, crazy or relaxed adventures. Participants around the globe could share photos or 30 second long videos in English language, accompanied by the #YoungOceanWaves hashtag.
A first evaluation of the 136 entries lead to a shortlist of 20 that was submitted to a high-profile Jury Panel that included:
Ten participants were finally awarded prizes based on the following criteria:
Winning videos/photos are featured on the Youth4Ocean Forum website, were announced at the virtual event that took place on 24 September and received a certificate.