For the second 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.
There are two categories for photographic entries, one is for photographs showing sea pollution or the negative effects of human activity on the sea or coastal environment around the Maltese islands. The second category is for photographs showing the beauty and unique qualities of underwater life.
Members of the public intending to take part in the competition are requested to show their interest by writing to Din l-Art Helwa, c/o Stanley Farrugia Randon, 133 Melita Street, Valletta, and are to pick up their application forms and terms and conditions from the same address by not later than the end of July. The closing date for entries will be the 7th September 2008 and the results will be announced on Friday 26th September. A prize of Euro240 is to be awarded to each of the winning entries for the two photographic categories.
Din l-Art Helwa believes such an exhibition will help raise awareness of the importance of the unique marine and coastal environment and the necessity to protect it for future generations and encourages the general public to participate.