Celebrating its 10th anniversary JPI Oceans launches a photo and art competition, honouring our marine environment and the scientists working tirelessly to understand it.  

The competition is organized in two categories: the open competition and the JPI Oceans projects competition. For each category a top three will be selected with the winner being awarded a prize of – €1000. The two runner-ups will each be awarded a prize of €500. The competition is open to all forms of photography and art. Participants can utilise any form of visual art or photography (e.g. microscopic) and other tools (such as Photoshop or paint and brush) to enhance their image in order to successfully convey their views. The awarded photos will receive a prominent place in the JPI Oceans office, will be communicated through all JPI Oceans communication media and used at external events.  

Open competition:

For the open competition, anyone is welcome to join with visual artwork. The only requirement is that the art needs to address or reference at least one of the three interconnected priority areas of JPI Oceans: Ocean Health, Ocean Productivity, and Ocean Stewardship & Governance in any way or form. 

JPI Oceans project competition: 

For the JPI Oceans project competition, all participants from current or completed JPI Oceans projects are welcomed to enter their artwork.  The artwork can depict any of the activities which relate to the JPI Oceans project the participant is or was working on.  

Important dates:

The competition is open from 29 October. Deadline for submissions is 20 December 17:00 CET. The awardees will be announced on 18 January 2022.   

Further information and registration platform can be found here: JPI OCEANS ART & PHOTO AWARDS