Shipwrecked Mariners charity searching for the UK’s ultimate sea view

Christopher Hill's sea gryones picture in Norfolk.

Christopher Hill's sea gryones picture in Norfolk. - Credit: Shipwrecked Mariners Society

The Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society is once again calling on photographers to submit images celebrating Britain’s proud maritime heritage, for its annual competition searching for the UK’s ultimate sea view.

Launched to mark national Seafarers Awareness Week (24-30 June), the competition, sponsored by Inmarsat, encourages amateur and professional photographers to enter pictures which best encapsulate Britain’s enduring connection with the sea - its merchant ships, fishermen, coast, harbours and ports.

The society, now in its 178th year, is on the lookout for images covering all aspects of the UK’s relationship with the sea including ships and wrecks, seascapes, industry and leisure. Photographs should be submitted through the society’s website before the deadline on August 4. Photographers can also enter their pictures via email, post or the society’s social media channels.

The Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society provides financial assistance to fishermen, mariners and their dependants who are suffering hardship, whether due to accident, ill health, unemployment or in retirement after a life spent working at sea. In the last year the Charity received 560 new applications for assistance and distributed £1.4m in over 2,000 cases of need.

For details about the competition, visit or the Society’s Facebook or Twitter pages and @ShipwreckedSoc.