Blancpain announces its partnership with Ocean Photography Awards and launches the Female Fifty Fathoms Award

Blancpain joins the annual Ocean Photography Awards competition, becoming its Main Partner. With this collaboration, the company is once again passionately pursuing its strong commitment to protecting the ocean. The Brand is also strengthening the enduring connection that it has retained with the underwater world since the launch of the first modern diving watch, the Fifty Fathoms, in 1953.

Produced by Oceanographic Magazine in support of ocean conservation charity SeaLegacy, the objective of the Ocean Photography Awards annual competition is to communicate the beauty of the ocean as well as the many perils it faces. To achieve this goal, it calls on the talent and sensitivity of any individual involved in photography and using the ocean as their subject.

Despite their inclusive nature, the Ocean Photography Awards tend to attract a vast majority of masculine participants. To encourage women to share their perspective on the underwater world, Blancpain is launching the Female Fifty Fathoms Award, a new category designed to reward women's achievements in the field of ocean photography to inspire future generations and encourage them to work towards ocean preservation.

The Female Fifty Fathoms Award celebrates uncompromising femininity. It is dedicated to every woman who pushes the boundaries and innovates; pioneering, passionate women with a forward-looking approach and a firm commitment to the ocean. Are you inspired by a particular photographer? Local or international, amateur or professional, famous or not, share her work to inspire more women to join the ocean community.