World Seagrass Day 2024 – Photo competition

To celebrate world seagrass day on the 1st March 2024 the IORA Indian Ocean Blue Carbon Hub is holding a photography competition to highlight these extraordinary ecosystems.

Seagrasses are marine flowering plants found in shallow waters creating meadows that are highly productive and biologically rich habitats. They only cover 0.1% of the world’s ocean floor but account for 10 – 18% of the total carbon burial in oceans. They also provide food and shelter for a diverse community of animals and sustain some of the largest fisheries as they provide nursey grounds for commercial important fish and prawn species.

Initiated by environmental groups and endorsed by the United Nations, World Seagrass day highlights the critical role seagrasses play. The aim is to raise awareness about the conservation of seagrass meadows and their importance in combating climate change and supporting marine life.

We want to see your amazing photography!

Send us your favourite seagrass related photos from the Indian Ocean. Entries can include pictures taken of you conducting seagrass field research, aerial drone photos or even photos in the water, we want to see your best pictures. Also, tell us in 25 words or less how you are celebrating World Seagrass Day.

The winner will receive an IORA Blue Carbon Hub prize pack and have their photograph featured on the IORA Blue Carbon Hub website!

How to enter:

Email your entries to

Include with your entry:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Affiliation (e.g. University, government department etc)
  • Country
  • Email
  • Subscribe to IORA Blue Carbon Hub Newsletter? Y/N/I’m already signed up!

Entries will be accepted from 1st March. No entries will be accepted after the 29th March.

Please see the below Terms and Conditions below.

For more information visit the IORA Indian Ocean Blue Carbon Hub website or contact