Out of the Blue Newsletter

Final chance to enter the competition – Less than 2 weeks to go

The Out of the Blue Photography Competition closes for submission on the 6th September at 17.00 BST. With only 2 more weeks to submit your photographs, go to the website now for more information and to enter the competition.

If you have already entered, don’t forget to share your entry via social media and encourage people to ‘like’ your image.  Keep visiting the website to see the fantastic range of entries that people from all around the Commonwealth have submitted.

Prize Money

At the midway point of the competition, we launched a selection of cash prizes. Winning entrants will be awarded the following:

  • £5,000 (GBP) and a trip to Malta during CHOGM 2015 will be awarded to the Overall Winner of The Prince of Wales’s Commonwealth Environmental Photography Awards
  • £1,000 (GBP) will be awarded to the Category Winners of The Prince of Wales’s Commonwealth Environmental Photography Awards (under and over 18s)
  • Highly Commended Awards will be given to the best smart-phone entry and to the image that receives the most ‘likes’ via the Out of the Blue Competition website

An award ceremony will be held in Malta, where the overall competition winner will be present and will receive their award. All winning entries and finalists will be exhibited during the ceremony

The Exhibition – CHOGM

What, when and where – during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Malta, Out of the Blue will be exhibiting photographs from the winning entrants, as well as competition finalists. The exhibition will be present at various fora throughout the week of the 21st – 27th November.  In addition, a number of side events to discuss the competition’s themes will also be organised during and after CHOGM.  More details will be available soon.

Blog on Blue Economy and Youth

Head to our website now to read the latest blog post by Barkha Mossae on why youth involvement in the Blue Economy is so important. Barkha is an advocate for the sustainable development of small island states and a Queen’s Young Leader.