'Guylian Seahorses of the World'
Photo competition 2012
As part of its partnership with Project Seahorse, Guylian is organising the 3rd “Guylian Seahorses of the World” photo competition, in collaboration with NELOS-Festival.
Project Seahorse is a pioneer in international scientific research on marine fauna and flora, focused on seahorses for which it has established targeted conservation projects all over the world. Seahorses are exceptional creatures for many reasons: they are masters of disguise, it’s the males who are pregnant and they form lifelong pairbonds. As seahorses are very fragile species, they are good indicators for healthy oceans and seas. If seahorses can survive, other marine life will also do well.
Since 1999, Guylian has been the long term partner of Project Seahorse. On top of a significant financial contribution Guylian engages in raising awareness for its work and achievements with targeted PR campaigns. Click here for more details.
Your seahorse photo in exchange for a bag of delicious Guylian chocolates... and maybe even a diving equipment gift voucher worth € 750 !
Send us your best seahorse pictures before September 1th 2012. By entering the competition you not only supply Project Seahorse with new research material for scientific and educational projects, you also have the chance to win a 750 euros gift voucher for scuba diving equipment.
Every entrant will receive a free gift bag of Guylian Belgian chocolates worth 20 euros, to be collected on the 21th NELOS-Festival in Utopolis Mechelen (Spuibeekstraat 5, 2800 Mechelen, Belgium) on October 6 th and 7 th 2012. The competition winner will also be announced on this event.
Friends and other people can vote on the pictures, because we put them on the website of Guylian (www.guylian.com). The final competition jury consists of an international NELOS and Project Seahorse team, judging your photos for their artistic and scientific value, seahorse species, creativity, unique location, habitat, other marine life, etc.
Please be extremely careful not to destroy or disturb in any way marine fauna and flora while photographing.
Download here:Competition rules Entry form
The 21th NELOS-Festival is scheduled on October 6 th and 7 th 2012 in Utopolis Mechelen, Spuibeekstraat 5, 2800 Mechelen, Belgium.
The event is an international meeting place for all lovers on the underwater world. Also for non scuba divers. There will be a possibility for diving initiation. The photo and video contest remains the main topic; 200 of the best photo entries are being exhibited and a selection of videos screened. On the side there are lectures and projections by famous domestic and international underwater photography & diving experts. For all details and the full event programme please visit www.nelos.be/festival.
3th Guylian Seahorses of the World Photo Competition
In 2008 Guylian and NELOS (Nederlandstalige Liga voor Onderwateronderzoek en -Sport, the Flemish Underwater Sport organisation) had the first edition of the “Guylian Seahorses of the World” photo competition.
Grand prize winner in 2008 was Luc Rooman (Belgium) with his amazing picture of a female Short Snouted Seahorse (Hippocampus hippocampus) in the Dutch Oosterschelde, nearby the Zeelandbrug.
Grand prize winner in 2010 was Bettina Balnis (Germany) with her picture ‘Deep Harmony’, where two Seahorse living together in harmony, in Lembeh Strait (Nord-Sulawesi, Indonesia).
Join the photo contest "Guylian Seahorses of the World" edition 2012 and maybe you will be the grand prize winner. But actually, every participant is a winner because your photo will be used for the protection of seahorses within the scientific "Project Seahorse" to inform and sensitize the local fishermen. We even use the submitted photos on a regular basis in our product information about the delicious Belgian chocolates Guylian. Of course we always mention the author of the picture.