Why marine science matter for ocean conservation?

photo contest


The earth is crying out for help. What can we do to preserve and protect it?

In this photo competition, your shots will guide us to discover an increasingly endangered environment and in need of protection: the OCEAN.

What are you waiting for? Join us in defending the OCEAN by participating in the BlueNIGHTs photo competition.

Join in as:

Giant Squid (10-14 years old): Fill the form

Whale (15-20 years old): Fill the form

Understanding the problem is the first step towards its solution.

Be part of the Wave of Change!

In order to validate your participation, we ask you to read the competition guidelines carefully 

In addition to the photographs, the entry form must also include a release form (below) for the use of the images, completed and signed by the author of the images. In the case of participation by a minor, the release form and the consent for participation must be signed by a parent or a guardian.

The United Nations has proclaimed the Decade of Ocean Sciences for Sustainable Development (2021-2030). The primary objective is to protect and promote sustainable and conscious use of the oceans, seas and marine resources.

The BlueNIGHTs project, financed by the European Commission under the HORIZON-MSCA2022-CITIZENS-01 action, aims to strengthen the link between researchers and the area where they live and to make these issues known to the public and young people.

Starting from the idea of WATER in order to express oneself and one’s vision, sharing one’s connection with this element through a photograph or video.

Exploring new forms of communication that can merge experiences, emotions, and information connected to this fundamental resource that is loved, hated, used, exploited and more and more the subject of scientific research