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2011 Photographic Competition for the Marine Environment

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2011 Photographic Competition for the Marine EnvironmentFor the fifth consecutive year Din l-Art Helwa is organizing a photographic competition for the marine environment in order to raise awareness about the importance and state of the coastline and surrounding waters of the Maltese islands. This initiative constitutes part of the Blue Campaign undertaken by the heritage and environmental organization and is open to all diving schools, clubs, students, lovers of the environment and the general public at large.

Awards will be presented to the winners of the two categories for photographic entries: one is for photographs capturing examples of the negative effects of human activity on the sea or the coastline for which underwater filming is not necessary. The second category is for photographs showing the beauty and unique qualities of underwater life.

The winning applications will be announced on the occasion of the Notte Bianca, 1st October at 133 Melita St., Valletta at 8.30pm. As part of the Notte Bianca programme , Din l-Art Helwa will be opening its 17th Century palazzo nobile headquarters to the public where the marine photographic exhibition will be on show. Din l-Art Helwa will duly be publicizing the initiative in the media and as part of the Notte Bianca program.

Applicants are requested to show their interest by writing to Din l-Art Helwa, for the attention of Stanley Farrugia Randon, at 133 Melita Str Valletta, by not later than end July, or by sending an e-mail to info@dinlarthelwa.org for the necessary entry forms. Submissions are to be made by not later than the 9th September and are to be sent to the same address.

For further information please call 21225952/21 220358.

Photo shows a winning photo from 2010 – Mr Andre` Reine’s photograph of a beautiful jelly fish specimen captured on film with his UFo2, ‘Unidentified Floating Object.’

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