Kiel Marine Science

SEA-EU 2020 Photo contest „The Sea and Us“

As part of the SEA-EU initiative a photo contest will take place this winter semester 2020/2021 between the six SEA-EU partner universities (Brest in France, Cádiz in Spain, Gdańsk in Poland, CAU in Germany, Split in Croatia and Malta). 

The theme of the contest is “The Sea and Us” and is targeted at students from all faculties

It is possible to hand in max. three photos per person. The contest consists of a preliminary round at CAU-level and a final round at European level. 

The submitted photographs will have to illustrate a link between humans and the sea. Some possible inspirations are:

  • Living sustainably by, from and with the sea
  • Maritime and cultural heritage
  • Maritime and coastal cities
  • Nature and Human
  • Seascape and Landscape

You have a great idea? 

Fill out the registration form (pdf) and send your pictures between the 1st and the 31th October 2020 (deadline 19:00 CET) to

The preliminary round within CAU will take place between the 1st and the 21st of November 2020. The top three photos will qualify for the final round at European level taking place between the 1st and the 21st of December 2020

How will the winners be selected? 
The preliminary phase at CAU will take place in multiple stages: 

  1. From the submitted photos 20 pictures that fulfil the thematic and qualitative requirements will be preselected by the SEA-EU Outreach Subcommittee from Kiel University and subsequently will be examined by an independent jury. Note that while three pictures can be submitted per person, only one per person will be selected for the next rounds. 
  2. The jury consists of the director of the marine film festival CineMare Kiel Dr. Till Dietsche, Dr. Elisabeth Grunwald from the International Center of Kiel University, Jan Winters from the press office of Kiel University and the journalist and professional photographer Tom Körber. The jury members will select 12 photos that will be published on Instagram (@seaeu.kieluni).
  3. Now it is up to the public! The three photos that gain the most likes on Instagram will win the competition at CAU and qualify for the final European round. 
  4. The final round will take place on a European level between the different universities. Both public opinion and a jury vote will be taken into consideration and are counted as follows:
    a.    Social media: 40 %
    b.    Jury: 60% (Jury composition: 1 member nominated by each SEA-EU partner).

The prizes are waiting for you: 
The best 20 pictures from Kiel and the 15 photos that make it into the European final will be printed in a large format and displayed in an exhibition on the campus of Kiel university. 

The top three contestant at CAU level will win following prizes: 

  1. The first prize is a 100€ gift certificate from the local shop Bootsmann that produces backpacks and other bags from old sails. 
  2. The second price is a choice between either a 50€ gift certificate from the Studio cinema OR the theatre Kiel
  3. The third prize is a Tüüt-package from the local start-up Umtüten consisting of different types of reusable sandwich/produce bags (worth 30€)

The big winner at the European Level will be awarded with a 350€ grant for sustainable travel across Europe.

Rules (Website)
Registration (Website)

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