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“Ocean Tribute” Award 2023 Call for Entries

The “ocean tribute” Award 2023 call for entries is now open here.

Projects of interest are initiatives that develop innovative and future-oriented technologies to protect and conserve the oceans, contribute to reducing waste for cleaner oceans or promote sustainable management to protect marine and coastal ecosystems. Applications should be submitted online with a detailed description by August 31, 2022.  

Since 2018, the “ocean tribute” award (Euro 20,000) has been sponsored by the Prince Albert II Foundation, the German Ocean Foundation and boot Düsseldorf annually and presented at the boot trade fair (the largest boat and water sports trade fair in the world) in Düsseldorf, Germany. The goal is to support people, projects or initiatives in their marine conservation commitment.   

The jury of experts from science and research as well as representatives of the foundations and boot Düsseldorf will then evaluate the entries and select five particularly committed projects. The jury places particular emphasis on the practical effectiveness of the project, the involvement of as many people as possible in the initiative, and networking with other marine activists. The five nominees for the final round will be presented on the “ocean tribute” award website and on the boot social media channels starting in October. The public can then vote for their favorite project in a “public voting”.  

boot Director Petros Michelidakis explains: “The winner of the “”ocean tribute” Award 2023 will be the one who gets the most votes from the public voting and the expert jury and will not only receive attractive prize money but will also be presented in the exclusive setting of the “blue motion night” at boot Düsseldorf in January. Unfortunately, this could not take place live due to the pandemic in the past two years. This makes the public presentation of the award all the more important to us. It has become a permanent fixture in the ranks of campaigns for marine conservation. And as long as the waters and marine habitats are in danger, we will continue to work for their protection.”

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