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STILL AT SEA, the ITF Seafarers’ Trust photography competition was launched on 25 August 2020 inviting seafarers to share their images of the highs and lows and the spaces in between of life at sea during Covid-19. The competition sought to put a human face and a visual context to the crewing crisis that continues despite the efforts of unions and elements of the shipping industry to pressure governments. The 2,919 submitted photographs form a fascinating archive of the many aspects of maritime life captured between 01 May and 30 September 2020, from engine rooms to fancy dress, from elation at the wonders of nature to despair of isolation and missing of family and friends.

The judges had an extraordinarily difficult task in selecting the three prize winners from such an eclectic collection. The winning images span the full range from the sublime to the ridiculous – heroic, peaceful and humorous in the face of adversity. In the coming months the ITF Seafarers’ Trust will be further developing the project to share the many stories of seafarers who are still at sea.

The Winners
Best photographs of life at sea during Covid-19

1st Place – Hero at Sea
Ike S. Dagandanan

2nd Place – Secretly Quiet
Jay Michael A.Ebueza

3rd Place – No Sign Off? No Problem
Carlo deuxson Santiago

The complete list of winners can be viewed in the ITF Website at this link