MEPA, in collaboration with the Malta Institute of Professional Photography (MIPP), launched the competition ‘Our Sea – Our Identity’ on the 27th October 2014 as part of the awareness raising campaign of the Life BaĦAR for N2K project. The competition was open to all residents of Malta and Gozo and sought outstanding images depicting the interaction of people in the Maltese archipelago with their marine surroundings, and images of marine habitats and species native to the Mediterranean. Selected photos from the competition will be included in an outdoor street photographic exhibition that will be held in the summers of 2015 and 2016. The entries were judged by an independent expert panel of judges selected by the MIPP and MEPA.
The judging of the photographs was held on the 30th January 2015 and the three winning entries selected by the panel were ‘Diving’ by Joe Formosa, ‘San Blas’ by Phil Pryce and ‘Open Water’ by Sonia Silvio.