For the third 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 capturing examples of the negative effects of human activity on the sea or the coastline for which underwater filming is not necessary. The second category is for photographs showing the beauty and unique qualities of underwater life. A prize of Euros 250 is to be awarded to each of the winning entries.


The prize giving event will be held on the occasion of the Notte Bianca, 3rd October, in Valletta at 8.30 p.m. As part of the Notte Bianca programme Din l-Art Helwa will be opening its 17th Century palazzo nobile headquarters at Melita Street to the public where the photographic exhibition will be on show.


Applicants are requested to show their interest by writing to Din l-Art Helwa, c/o Stanley Farrugia Randon, at 133 Melita Str Valletta, by not later than 1st September 2009 or by sending an e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it for the necessary entry forms. Submissions are to be made by not later than the 23rd September and are to be sent to the same address. For further information please call 21225952/21 220358.


14 August 2009