“Amazing Thailand Through the Lens” Monthly Photography Competition

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  • Tourism Authority of Thailand Launches “Amazing Thailand Through the Lens” Monthly Photography Competition
  • 2010 Edition to Award 10 Winners Each Month

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Dubai and Middle East Office will launch its second edition of the highly successful “Amazing Thailand Through the Lense” photography competion on September 1st, 2010.

The 2010 competition has been specifically designed to attract applications from residents of the Middle East, with special Thai cuisine gift vouchers from Dubai’s most distinguished Thai restaurants being awarded to the ten most popular entries each month for seven months.

The photography competition celebrates the “7 Wonders of Amazing Thailand” and will run from the 1st September 2010 until 31st March 2011, with the theme for each month based on one of the “7 Wonders” that include; “Thainess”, “Treasures”, “Beaches”, “Nature”, “Wellness”, “Trends” and “Festivities”.

Residents of the Middle East are encouraged to post their best holiday shots of Thailand on the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s Middle East website where they will be voted on by registered visitors to the site. Each month, the winners of the 10 most popular images will receive exclusive Thai cuisine gift vouchers up to the value of AED 200/- each.

Mr. Pramoth Supyen, Director Middle East Office, Tourism Authority of Thailand says; “Due to the popularity and success of last year’s competition we decided to re-launch the “Amazing Thailand Through the Lens” campaign in 2010. This year we have implemented a new and revamped format to allow even more budding photographers to win each month.”

Competition Themes and Submission Dates:
· Thainess : Photo submission period Þ September 1-28, 2010 (Restaurant Sponsor:
Benjarong)
· Treasures : Photo submission period Þ October 1-28, 2010 (Restaurant
Sponsor: Blue Elephant)
· Beaches : Photo submission period Þ November 1-28, 2010 (Restaurant Sponsor:
Pai Thai)
· Nature : Photo submission period Þ December 1-28, 2010 (Restaurant Sponsor:
Royal Budha)
· Wellness : Photo submission period Þ January 1-28, 2011 (Restaurant
Sponsor: Royal Orchid)
· Trends : Photo submission period Þ February 1-28, 2011 (Restaurant
Sponsor: Siamin’)
· Festivities : Photo submission period Þ March 01-28, 2011 (Restaurant
Sponsor Thai Chi)

Criteria
All submitted photographs must be acceptable to Middle Eastern cultural norms.

Voting and Winner Announcement:
The voting period to select the top ten winners will commence from the 1st of each month and close on the 28th of the same month at 11:59 A.M. (GMT +4).
The top ten winners will be announced and posted on the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s Middle East website at the end of each respective month.

To Enter:

Step 1:
Register your personal information at the Thailand Fan Club Member Page (http://gallery.tourismthailand-middleast.org/)
Step 2:
Upload your most favourite photos to the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s (TAT) web gallery ensuring each photo is related to the particular “7 Wonder” theme for that month
Step 3:
All photos will be uploaded and displayed on the website within 24hours upon verification by the TAT webmaster.

For more information about the “Thailand Through the Lens” photography competition, please visit: http://gallery.tourismthailand-middleast.org/

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