MIIN Photography Competition #MIINPhotoComp23


We’re back for 2023! After a fantastic response to last year’s competition, with over 60 entries, Marine Ireland Industry Network would like to invite YOU to participate in our upcoming #MIINPhotoComp23.

Are you a budding photographer looking to show off your skills? Perhaps you have an eye for detail and can shoot some fantastic images on your smartphone – the choice is up to you!

The Themes

Entries should be representative of our innovative marine and maritime industry subsectors in Ireland reflecting Ireland’s Blue Edge.

  • Ports & Shipping
  • Advanced Ocean Technology
  • Food from the Sea
  • Maritime & Coastal Engineering & Construction
  • Energy from the Ocean
  • Marine & Coastal Tourism & Recreation
  • Blue Biotechnology

The Entry Requirements

  • Submit your entry via X by using the hashtag #MIINPhotoComp23 and tagging @MarineIrlNet
    If your X account is set to private, please send us a DM so we can follow you back to see your entry.
    You can also send your entries to us via LinkedIn or by emailing MIIN@bluewisemarine.ie
  • Let us know in the caption where the photograph was taken and if there is a story to your image
  • Entries must be submitted by 30th of October 202for consideration

The Rules

  • Photographs must be taken in Ireland (ROI or NI) or in the Irish maritime area
  • You must own the rights to the image submitted
  • Photographs should be taken in landscape orientation
  • If shortlisted, you must be able to provide the same photo in high definition for print without watermarks

The Evaluation Process

  • Entries submitted before the 30th of October will be shortlisted by a MIIN judging panel
  • Shortlisted entries will be shared to the MIIN social media accounts (X and LinkedIn)
  • Online engagement with the shortlisted entries will be considered during the judging process
  • A final decision on the Photography Competition will be made by the MIIN judging panel

The Prizes

  • First Prize
    • Winner will receive a €250 voucher for CH Marine (Sponsored by Enterprise Ireland)
    • Winner’s photograph will feature on the cover of the MIIN 2024 Calendar
    • Winner’s photograph will also feature on the month of the winner’s choice
  • Runners Up
    • 11 runners up will be chosen and their prize will be to feature in the 2024 MIIN Calendar
  • Calendar will be distributed to all MIIN Directory members
  • If you are a MIIN company with a winning entry, your company logo will be printed on the MIIN Calendar

By submitting an entry into the #MIINPhotoComp23 you are giving permission to the Marine Ireland Industry Network to use and redistribute these images at a later date. Your entry may be shared with the wider MIIN audience. Your photograph may be chosen for print and publication in the MIIN 2024 calendar, distributed to the MIIN directory.

Check out last year’s winning entry from Aaron Woods @woodsCOBH! Could you be the photographer that features on our 2024 cover?

Photographer: Aaron Woods
Photographer: Aaron Woods @woodsCOBH