4 Pictures 4 Mediterranean: know here the winners of international photo contest

The 4 Pictures 4 Mediterranean Instagram Photo Contest is pleased to announce the 4 winners whose photos received the highest ratings:

Category #ValueMPA: Manuel Matas i Docampo (@fonsmari) won with a photo showing a moray and a cleaner shrimp in the Cap de Creus MPACategory #ValueMPA: Manuel Matas i Docampo (@fonsmari) won with a photo showing a moray and a cleaner shrimp in the Cap de Creus MPA

Category #ActionMPA: Léo Piso (@leopiso), with a photo showing a scientific survey. He took this photo during a scientific mission in the Cap de Creus MPA, while he was an intern at the CREM (research center of marine ecosystem).

Category #ImpactMPA: Mario Romor (@esaworldwide), with a photo showing a marine turtle (Caretta caretta) dead because of human activities in the Tavolara MPA.

Category #OldMPA: Julien Anton (@mantosdiving), with a photo showing a shipwreck (the “Miquelon”) from the 2nd world war in the Calanques MPA: the sadness of the sank boat becoming a reef full of life.

See here the winner photos.

The winners were chosen by an independent jury of five experts, not linked to any Marine Protected Areas, who selected the best photo for each category, according to the following criteria:

  • Inspirational Power and adherence to the theme
  • Current/Potential Social Impact
  • Technical Execution
  • Artistic Merit

The winners were awarder of great prizes offered by our sponsors Scubapro and Paralenz.

The finalist photos may still be selected for being displayed in the communication activities of the project and for an exhibition on the Climate Change effects in the Mediterranean that will be held in the spring of 2022.