ESPO Conference to host the #myportforTurku photo exhibition in Dublin

17 May 2016

The European Commission has announced today the 50 winners of the #myportinturku photo competition. As part of the official sponsors, ESPO is happy to host the photo exhibition at the ESPO Annual Conference in Dublin on 2 and 3 June. 

From 21 March to 25 April 2016, European citizens were invited to send up to three photos of their favourite ports from Europe with #myportforTurku. The Commission received 579 pictures, representing 166 ports, from 234 authors from 24 countries.

The 50 selected pictures are going on display in Turku from 18 to 22 May in the framework of the European Maritime Day. Just after that, ESPO will have the chance to host the photo exhibition at its Annual Conference in Dublin on 2 and 3 June. Each winner will receive a maritime prize (books, free tickets to aquariums and maritime museums, even fish!) from one of the 45 sponsors. Moreover, the attendees of the European Maritime Day will each choose their favourite picture and the 10 best ones among the 50 exhibited will be announced on 19 May. The 50 selected pictures come from the following ports:

Algeciras, Spain; Antwerp, Belgium; Barcelona, Spain; Bilbao, Spain; Callelongue, France; Copenhagen, Denmark;  Cork, Ireland; Enschede, Netherlands; Hamburg, Germany; Huelva, Spain; Ibiza, Spain; Kolobrzeg, Poland; Koper, Slovenia; La Coruña, Spain; Le Havre, France; London, United Kingdom; Marsaxlokk, Malta; Newlyn, United Kingdom; Oskarshamn, Sweden; Ravenna, Italy; Rotterdam, Netherlands; Saint-Malo, France; Sète, France; Southampton, United Kingdom; Thorup Strand, Denmark; Trieste, Italy; Turku, Finland; Valencia, Spain; Venezia, Italy; Ventspils, Latvia; Vinjerac, Croatia; Whitby, United Kingdom; Zadar, Croatia. 

We are proud of being the first to host this exhibition. This photo exhibition shows how European citizens are interested in European ports, big and small, and how they see our ports. ESPO has always been putting societal integration high on its agenda. This Commission initiative is certainly a way of bringing citizens closer to the ports”, says ESPO Secretary General Isabelle Ryckbost.

Link to the selected pictures:
Link to the interactive map with all the pictures:

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