This is the eleventh edition of our contest!

About contest


The Pantaenius Yacht Photo contest is open to anyone who is passionate about marine photography. You can submit a photo that is related to yachts and motor or sailing boats (including jet skis) where elements of a yacht or yacht infrastructure are visible. Please read terms and rules of the contest!  

Do not submit photographs of water, landscapes, animals and people without visible elements directly related to yachts. They will be rejected. Photographs of vessels other than yachts, motor yachts (including jet skis) will also be rejected.

All you need to do is go to the application form and submit a photo taken between January 1 and December 31, 2021.

You can submit up to 2 photos, each not larger than 10MB.


Important dates:

December 16, 2021 - January 31, 2022 - submission stage

February 1, 2022 - February 14, 2022 - voting for the the Audience Award on our page with gallery.

March 17, 2022 - announcement of the winners of the Pantaenius Yacht Photo contest in the form of a broadcast on Facebook - follow us for more details!


You can vote too!

In our contest we have the Audience Award and everyone has a vote. You can vote too!

After the application part is over, from February 1, 2022 from 12:00 AM to February 14, 2022 to 12:00 AM, you can vote for the selected photo on our page with gallery.

The number of votes will be visible by each photo.



On March 17 in broadcast on Facebook, we will announce the winners.


Prizes for the winners of the 11th edition of Pantaenius Yacht Photo are:

1st Prize: Garmin Quatix 6 watch funded by Pantaenius Ubezpieczenia Jachtów (value PLN 2929),

2nd Prize: Crew Jacket (male or female) funded by Helly Hansen (value PLN 649).

3rd Prize: Big sailing bag Pampero funded by Pantaenius Yacht Insurance (value PLN 329),


Special Awards:

Best Regatta Photo": Praktica Marine Flotilla 10x30 binoculars funded by LOTOS Nord Cup Gdańsk regatta (value PLN 479.00),

Best Maritime Photo”- pneumatic vest Spinlock PFD Deckvest LITE, funded by Pomeranian Sailing Association ( value PLN 680),

Best Motorboat Photo”- motorboat course (in Gdynia or Jastarnia) funded by Yachting Academy based in Gdynia (value PLN 490),

Audience Award” -  backpack Marin funded by Code Zero (value PLN 229),

 „Helly Hansen WE BELONG IN THE MOMENT Award" - HH OCean Dry Bag funded by Helly Hansen (value PLN 299) 



Our contest is supported by:

Pantaenius Yacht Insurance - a leading European specialist in yacht insurance

Helly Hansen - a brand that is trusted. For over 140 years, it has been supporting people of the sea by creating innovative technical clothing. It is a brand appreciated by professional sailors all over the world.

Code Zero - the company creates products from durable sail fabrics, both new and used. Under the slogan "The second life of your sails" Code Zero is strongly committed to the protection of the environment.

Pomeranian Sailing Association - The main aim is organizing and developing sailing, supporting members' activities, regatta sailing, sailing tourism, maritime economy and protection of the marine environment.

Yachting Academy - organizes courses for sailing degrees, specialized training and training cruises, directing its activities to everyone who would like to start an adventure with the sea or learn skills under the supervision of experienced instructors.

LOTOS Nord Cup Gdańsk - a wonderful sailing event that combines an unforgettable atmosphere, high sports level and integrates sailors from various classes and countries. Regatta takes place in Gdańsk at the turn of June and July, and the main base is located in the AZS Galion marina in Górki Zachodnie - one of the best sailing places in Poland.



The jury will select and award the best photos. This year, the jury consists of:

Capt. Maciej Biechowski - the founder of the sailing school Jachting Academy (Poland) and the editor-in-chief of the Jachting magazine. More at and

Waldemar Heflich - sailing commentator, journalist of the sailing portal "Nowe Żagle".

Piotr Kula - Polish sports sailor, participant of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London in the Finn class.

Krzysztof Olejnik - editor-in-chief of the magazine "Wiatr". A passionate sailor, a journalist by profession. Former columnist for "Gazeta Wyborcza", "Wprost" and "Newsweek". Since 2010, he regularly publishes the magazine "Wiatr" - the first free monthly about water sports. In each issue of this title, the editorial office publishes over 100 photos illustrating news and articles. More:

Bartosz Modelski - professional photographer and sailor. He works, among others, for the Admiral Boats, Delphia and Galeon shipyards, but also photographs fashion - e.g. for the Reserved brand. You can follow the photographer's sailing frames on the Sail Spotting fanpage.

Marek Wilczek - a professional photographer dealing with sailing photography. He is a photographer of,, Patryk Zbroja Yacht Racing Team and a photographer of UNITY LINE, POLONEZ CUP and other regattas. More on the fanpage.

Robert Hajduk - a professional photographer who specializes in water sports photography. For several years, the main photographer of various regattas, as well as the 29er class. He was also the official photographer of Sopot Match Race and Energa Sailing. More at

Gwidon Libera - sports photographer and more

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