Burgess Crew Photographer and Videographer of the Year 2023.

Published 25 July 2023

The competition is now closed.

Burgess invites our talented superyacht crew to capture their VIEW FROM THE DECK to win the title Crew Photographer or Videographer of the Year 2023, in association with Dockwalk.

Pictured above: Commander - Mellisa Altenburger, Burgess Photographer of the Year 2022

Get your cameras ready!

Calling all yacht crew content creators! We invite you to showcase your creative talent by capturing the sights and experiences you encounter while sailing the world's oceans.

The theme for 2023 is VIEW FROM THE DECK. Our goal this year is to celebrate the beauty and wonder that can be witnessed from the deck of a yacht, while also highlighting the importance of sustainability and our collective responsibility to protect the marine world we all love.

Bahama Bliss - LJ Strike, 2022 entrant
Bahama Bliss - LJ Strike, 2022 entrant


What is it that makes your time at sea unforgettable? The jaw-dropping landscapes, sky-stained sunsets, wildlife encounters, camaraderie with your fellow crew... You have a unique perspective, and we want to see it. 

Your imagery - moving or still - should capture the moment from your vantage point on deck, allowing viewers to immerse themselves in the magic of the maritime world.

Cloud 9 is Electric - M Teras, 2022 entrant
Cloud 9 is Electric - M Teras, 2022 entrant


Whatever your chosen VIEW FROM THE DECK, we want to highlight the impact of responsible and sustainable practices within the yachting industry. We encourage you to include elements that illustrate the beauty and fragility of the marine environment. You have a unique opportunity - no one else sees the oceans the way you do.

Stern to Whale Shark - CJ Coetzee, 2022 entrant
Stern to Whale Shark - CJ Coetzee, 2022 entrant


The photography and vidoegraphy winners will each be awarded a DJI Mini 3 (DJI RC) drone. This compact, easy-to-use drone comes with a remote controller with screen, level 5 wind resistance, true vertical shooting, and extended battery life. It also folds up and packs away, weighing under 249g - ideal for travelling light.

Our photography winner will also be published on the cover of Dockwalk, and the videography winner will feature on the Dockwalk website, both with interviews about their entry.

Entries are welcomed from 13.00 BST on 25 July 2023 and the competition will close for entries at 13.00 BST on 18 September. Winners will be announced by the end of October 2023 via our Instagram page @burgessyachtscrew, on the Burgess website and all other Burgess and Dockwalk social media channels.

All entries will be judged by a panel from Blue iProd, Burgess, and Dockwalk.

The entry form, entry specifications and terms and conditions can be found at the end of this page. 

Good luck! We can't wait to see your VIEW FROM THE DECK...

Sunset Snorkel - L Pinto, 2022 entrant
Sunset Snorkel - L Pinto, 2022 entrant
Bahamas will forever be my favourite - Riaan Robberts, Burgess Videographer of the Year 2022

Terms and conditions

  • Entrants must be a current member of crew on board a superyacht
  • Must show life on board a superyacht as opposed to ‘crew life’, i.e. no crew parties, no nudity, no crew drinking, etc.
  • Safe working practices must be adhered to in order for photos to be posted on our channels i.e. correct safety gear, footwear worn where appropriate, etc. 
  • No guests or owners to feature unless written permission has been gained
  • Must double-check withowner/captain to see whether the interior or exterior of the yacht can be displayed publicly
  • All entries to be received in high-res format (or should be available in that format upon request)
  • In videos, any background music must be royalty-free so that it can be used on our social channels. Suggested websites are:
  • Videos should be up to 50 seconds long maximum
  • All video entries will be bookended with Burgess branding when displayed on media channels
  • Multiple entries are permitted (but one prize per person)
  • All entries submitted become the property of Burgess and Dockwalk and reuse will be credited
  • Only entries that meet the Burgess competition criteria will be considered
  • In addition to the DJI Mini 3 (DJI RC) drone, the winning prize includes:
    - photograph winner to be featured on the front cover of Dockwalk
    - video winner to be showcased on both BOAT & Dockwalk websites with interviews about their entry
    - annual Subscription to BOAT & Dockwalk magazine 
  • Winners have the option to exchange the DJI Mini 3 (DJI RC) drone prize for the cash equivalent

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