Welcome to the Photo Competition "Me and my Baltic Coast"!

The photo competition “Me and my Baltic Coast” ran until the end of September 2016 to display the multifaceted life around the Baltic Coast and to capture the typical as well as unique moments while living on and with the Baltic Sea.

About 350 pictures concerning the following topics were submitted:

  • Nature, Environment and Biodiversity
  • Life and work with/at the sea
  • Economy/ Energy
  • Tourism and recreation
  • Ships and boats
  • Climate, Weather and the force of nature.

You can have a look at all submitted pictures here.

The places 1-10 were selected by an international jury, who had the hard choice to evaluate all submitted pictures according to the criteria topic relevance, originality, quality, elaborateness and overall impression / emotiveness of the image and to rank all pictures with a scoring system.

The jury consisted of 6 scientists and photographers from all partner countries: Peter Skødt Knudsen (WWF Denmark), Magdalena Stella (Institute of Hydro-engineering, Poland), Jurga Marackinaite (Klaipeda University, Lithuania), Andris Urtans (University of Latvia), Agnes Anderson (Tallinn University, Estonia) and Wolf Wichmann (Photographer & Infobildungsdienst, Germany).

The places 11 to 20 were selected by Facebook-users, who gave their “likes” in the end of 2016/beginning of 2017.

The winners of the photo competition can be found on Facebook. Congratulations to all winners!

Participants could submit up to 3 pictures to the competition, by uploading them to the competitions database. An international Jury evaluated e.g. the quality and creativity of the contributions. The winning pictures were awarded with prizes and will be part of a touring photo exhibition.

All pictures of the "Me and My Baltic Coast" exhibition are sponsored by WhiteWall.com. The photo lab is official printing partner of the exhibition and provides the photographs with a perfect finish in gallery quality!



The prizes for the photo competition “Me and my Baltic Coast” are sponsored by, e.g.:

The competition is organised within the framework of BONUS BaltCoast by EUCC -The Coastal Union Germany and will contemporaneously run in Denmark, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.

Partners of the competition are the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde (Germany), DTU Aqua (Denmark), Marine Science and Technology Center Klaipeda University (Lithuania), Institute of Ecology, Tallinn University (Estonia), University of Latvia (Latvia), Institute of Hydroengineering, Gdansk (Poland)