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B&G Announce Renewed Sponsorship of
the Brian Black Memorial Award

 

An award for outstanding marine environmental journalism, in association with Yachting Monthly 

B&G Announce Renewed Sponsorship of the Brian Black Memorial Award

An award for outstanding marine environmental journalism, in association with Yachting Monthly

Southampton, UK - B&G®, the world’s leading sailing navigation and instrument specialist today announced their continued support of the Yachting Monthly Brian Black Memorial Award, an award which seeks to recognise an outstanding contribution in marine environmental journalism. In 2021 the award went to Sophie Dingwall with her article entitled  “Polluted Paradise”.  The award is in memory of Brian Black, a television journalist and lifelong sailor, contributor to Yachting Monthly and passionate advocate for the marine environment. The judging panel includes Mike Golding OBE, Dee Caffari MBE, Dr Robert Brown OBE, Sarah Brown, and the Yachting Monthly editorial team.

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The 2022 edition of the award will be presented at this year’s Southampton Boat Show on B&G stand J372. “At B&G® we are excited to continue to support the Yachting Monthly Brian Black Memorial Award. This year’s focus on climate change and biodiversity loss is especially close to our sustainable priorities. By telling these powerful photographic stories, we hope that the participants will not only raise awareness but more importantly, will inspire positive action.” Doris Deltell, B&G’s Sustainability Manager.

The judging panel will be looking for inspiring and emotive content with a focus on issues of climate change and of biodiversity loss, and how these are impacting the marine environment as seen from the deck of a sailing boat, supported by beautiful photography. Supported by B&G®, Yachting Monthly is offering a £4,000 cash prize for the best article, £2,500 going to the author and £1,500 being donated to the marine conservation charity, Sea-Changers on their behalf.

“We were blown away by the response we had to the Brian Black Memorial Award 2021. The number and quality of entries we received shows just how passionate people are about the marine environment, and how many stories there are to tell. Without the sponsorship of B&G®, Yachting Monthly wouldn't be able to run this competition, and many of these stories wouldn't be told, and the world needs to hear them. We just hope that together we can bring the sea to life in people's imaginations and make a small difference to tackling these huge environmental challenges.” Theo Stocker, Yachting Monthly Editor.

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