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Photo competition 2016

Photo competition 2016

#MyPortForTurku - Photo competition - Results


From 21 March to 25 April 2016, European citizens were invited to send us up to 3 photos of their favourite ports from Europe with #myportforTurku.

With this, we were hoping to show you some of the 3,000 nautical, fishing, historical, cruise, inland and shipping ports connecting Europe.

It was also a way to wish good luck to the city of Turku, the oldest port in Finland hosting the European Maritime Day from 18 to 22 May.

We are very happy with the results of the competition: thanks to the support of our sponsors, many citizens, organisations, bloggers and journalists, we have received 579 astonishing pictures, representing 166 ports, from 234 authors from 24 countries.

All these can be found on the interactive map below.

The 5 most represented ports are Trieste, Saint-Malo, Hamburg, Venezia and Cork.

The 5 most represented countries are Italy, France, Spain, Germany and Croatia.

The selection of the 50 best entries was very difficult and took time, we are now pleased to announce the 50 winners

Each winner will receive soon a maritime prize (books, free tickets to aquariums and maritime museums, even fish!) from one of our 45 sponsors.

These 50 pictures will go on display in Turku then in several other European locations throughout 2016.

Moreover, the attendees of the European Maritime Day have elected the 10 best ones among the 50 exhibited in Turku. These 10 pictures will stay longer in Turku for public days.

Finally, because of the impressive number of beautiful pictures, the @EU_MARE team decided to give a prize to 10 extra entries.

We warmly thank all participants to the #myportforTurku competition, as our enthusiastic sponsors (see below).




Many thanks to our 45 sponsors! Discover them in person – or visit them here:


European Community Shipowner Associations European Sea Ports Organisation Cruise Lines International Association Europe



Port of Cork, Ireland Autorità Portuale di Trieste, Italy Porto di Venezia, Italy


Ligurian Ports Alliance, Italy Port of Antwerp, Belgium Autoridad Portuaria de Sevilla, Spain


Ports de Balears, Spain Port of Turku, Finland Hastings Fishermen's Protection Society (UK)


Portos dos Açores, Portugal Municipality of Piraeus, Greece Foreningen for Skånsomt Kystfiskeri, Denmark


Port of Brussels, Belgium Municipality of Trieste, Italy Puerto de Huelva, Spain Vedbæk Havn , Denmark


Puerto de Algeciras, Spain

Marine/Maritime museums


Musée Océanographique de Monaco, Monaco Internationales Maritimes Museum Hamburg, Germany MuseumshafenProbstei, Germany


Malta Maritime Museum, Malta Musée National de la Marine, France Estran Cité de la Mer de Dieppe, France


Cité de la Mer de Cherbourg, France Maréis, France Untzi Museoa – Museo Naval, Spain


Museo Maritimo Rio de Bilbao, Spain Scottish Fisheries Museum, UK National Maritime Museum, UK



Cretaquarium, Greece Nausicaa, France The Deep, UK