Participants from 14 countries submitted over 200 entries for the 2016 UIM Photographic competition – slightly down on 2015. In spite of lower numbers, the competition was just as strong with many new names and differing interpretations of the brief once again making the task of the judging panel both a most enjoyable experience.

Between them, the entrants covered almost every aspect of our beloved sport and the world of powerboat racing at its best proving, yet again, what a photogenic sport we cover. The passion for the sport is obvious both from the photographers who submitted entries to the subjects in those images where emotion and commitment is evident on both sides of the camera.

The task of judging these competitions is not an easy one and a great deal of thought goes into ensuring that each and every entrant is afforded the same levels of consideration in each of the rating categories. I would therefore like to take this opportunity to thank each of my fellow members of the judging panel for their time and commitment in ensuring this competition continues and also to each and every entrant for taking the time to select and present their submissions. I have done this myself on numerous occasions and it is no easy task, thank you. I would also like to say congratulations to the winners across all categories a tremendous effort providing some stunning images.

For anyone wishing to get involved in the UIM photographic competition 2017, please keep an eye on the UIM press releases or register your interest and ask to be notified when entries are opened.

Here’s to a fabulous season of racing!


Discover the names of the 2016 UIM Photo Competition winners: NEWS-2016 UIM PHOTO COMPETITION.pdf

See all the 2016 winning pictures: 2016 UIM Photo Competition - Winning pictures.pdf


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