I live by the Sea International Youth Contest 2018


The idea behind this project involves a worldwide contest for young persons up to the age of 21.

The contest will be held in four age categories:

5 to 12          13 to 15          16 to 18          19 to 21

In this edition of the Contest we expect from participants to use any type of visual arts to present a story of “their sea”.

Therefore, we will have two categories:

Photo         Film


Contest information

Participants, along with a short text, which will describe the story, may submit photos or short films. In the films we accept any form of artistic expression, from a documentary, to feature, or theatre play, through pantomime, dance or a song.

We will take into consideration not only the photo or a film but also a relevant description of a region, a special feature of the place, an explanation of the depicted problem, etc. This project is based on the previous experience of a “I live by the Sea” contest co-organized by Today We Have in 2015-2017 (www.todaywehave.com).

Just like in the previous edition, our goal is to spread and share knowledge about marine environments and marine protection issues, as well as the exchange of information among users of different seas and marine oriented regions.

Through their participation we hope to involve youth of different natural and cultural heritage to share their views on marine issues in a creative way. All works submitted will be reviewed by a panel of International Judges. Due to a variety of options for contestants the panel involves experts from a number of art and science areas.

Then, a maximum of 30 photos, films and texts will be chosen to be printed and presented during a special event to be held on the World Ocean Day on 8 June 2018 in Brussels.

Contest timeline

Submission of works (1 photo or 1 film plus text) by 19 March 2018.

Announcement of the results and the exhibition on the World Ocean Day in Brussels: 8 June 2018.

Content necessary documents





I live by the Sea International Photo Youth Contest 2017

Check who won on each of the categories in last edition here.