Princess Yachts is delighted to sponsor the Ocean Photography Awards for a second year, to celebrate our amazing blue planet and highlight the plights it faces. It is great to see Princess Yachts doing its part to raise awareness on the importance of protecting the oceans. Boat Lagoon Yachting is proud to represent such a wonderful brand that has its heart on the sea.

Ocean photographers of all disciplines and experience levels – amateurs and professionals alike – are invited to submit their most impactful imagery to be judged by a panel of some of the world’s leading ocean photographers. A total of six categories will be judged, with the overall winner crowned the Ocean Photographer of the Year™ in September. Prizes on offer are valued more than £500,000.

The Ocean Photography Awards™ judging panel is made up of some of the world’s leading ocean photographers. Expedition leaders and award-winners who have played significant roles in the creation of MPAs, the protection of individual species and broader public awareness and ocean literacy campaigns, they know what it takes to create powerful, captivating ocean imagery

Among these panel of judges includes International Photography Hall of Fame inductee Paul Nicklen, founder of the International League of Conservation Photographers, Cristina Mittermeier, and Emmy Award-winning cinematographer Shawn Heinrichs.

Find out more about the judges visit: https://www.oceanographicmagazine.com/opa

The innovative collaboration has made Princess Yachts an official sponsor of these awards that focus exclusively on celebrating the best amateur and professional photography of our oceans around the world.

“At Princess we truly believe that the Ocean Photography Awards will grow to be recognized not only as a prop for photographers around the world, but also, and perhaps most importantly, to keep the preservation of our oceans and aquatic life in the foreground. The ocean is indeed our playground, and collective efforts to maintain its health and well-being can be galvanized by these awards and the images captured, as well as through readers of publications such as the Oceanographic Review. ” Kiran Haslam, Princess Yachts Marketing Director mentioned in 2020.

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Over the years, Princess Yachts has also worked on many initiatives to raise awareness of protecting the ocean. Since 2016, Princess Yachts have worked closely with Marine Conservation Society to support marine environments, preserving reefs and sea life for present and future generations.

Together we can make a difference to the marine ecology on which we all depend. Whether you enjoy experiences on the open ocean, love walking to the world’s beautiful beaches, you can make a difference to the future of our blue planet.