Media Contact: Annabel FitzGerald
Clean Coasts Launch 6th Annual
Love Your Coast Photography Competition
Clean Coasts launched their annual Love Your Coast Photography Competition today as part of Coca-Cola Clean Coasts Week and with a prize fund of €5,000 it is expected to attract huge interest from Ireland’s amateur photographers. There are five categories in this year’s competition; Coastal Heritage, Coastal Landscape, People & the Coast, Wildlife & the Coast and Underwater.
Speaking about the competition, Annabel FitzGerald, An Taisce’s Coastal Programmes Manager said, “This competition is about capturing the essence of the Irish coast – its extensive beauty and diverse character. The photographs will serve as a reminder of the responsibility that we all have in protecting the beauty and diversity of our coastal environment. She added, “Underwater is a new category in this year’s competition, I am really looking forward to getting a glimpse of our underwater world!”
Erica Roseingrave, Public Affairs & Communications Manager Coca-Cola Hellenic Ireland said “I am looking forward to being on the judging panel again this year, it is a difficult task, however the stand-out images over the past years brilliantly captured the scenic beauty and wilderness of our beaches and the unique and special relationship the people of our island nation have with our coastline. I can’t wait to see this year’s entries”
For more information about the Love Your Coast photography competition please visit www.cleancoasts.org.
Clean Coasts Ireland is owned and operated by the Environmental Education Unit of An Taisce – the National Trust for Ireland. It is funded by the Department of the Environment, Community & Local Government, Coca-Cola and Fáilte Ireland. It has been operating in Ireland for 11 years and engages 437 Clean Coasts groups and thousands of beach users. The Green Coast award is also part of the Clean Coasts programme and is an award for beaches that have excellent water quality but may not have the necessary built infrastructure to be eligible for the Blue Flag award. www.cleancoasts.org
“Coca-Cola HBC Ireland is part of the Coca-Cola Hellenic Group, named by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index as the industry leader amongst beverage companies in the 2014 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI). Since 2001, it has also listed in the FTSE4Good Index, the London Stock Exchange’s index of companies that meet environmental and social criteria. The company won the award for Green Manufacturer of the Year at the 2015 Green Awards. Investing in the community, minimizing environmental impact and ensuring resource sustainability in areas such water, energy and packaging is a key focus for Coca-Cola. Coca-Cola has also invested in an innovative green-tech Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant at its Irish production facility in Lisburn – the first quad-generation CHP plant in Britain or Ireland.”