The official media website for the Tourism Authority of Thailand, www.TATNews.org, is inviting all photographers, travelers, media, and anyone interested in photography (including librarians!) to participate in their first photo contest of 2013, with the theme being “Thailand Events & Festivals”.
The competition is open to professionals and amateurs alike, regardless of age or nationality, and while it will provide a platform for photojournalists, the aim is to showcase the wide variety of events and festivals that occur in Thailand.
There will be three monetary awards on offer with the 1st place winner taking home a cash prize of THB30,000 (approximately USD1,000 USD), 2nd place earning THB20,000, and 3rd place THB10,000. Awards will be limited to one prize per entrant.
A panel comprised of TAT representatives will judge the images on a range of factors, and their choices for the winning photos will be announced on their website on 21st March, 2013. The submission period runs from 18th February – 18th March, 2013 (the deadline for entries is 23h00 Thailand time on the 18th of March).
Contest participants may submit as many photos as they’d like, provided they pertain to the theme, and they must be original works and captured with a digital still camera. Scans of old photos that were taken by film cameras are not accepted. The contest is not open to employees of the Tourism Authority of Thailand or its subsidiaries or affiliates, and entrants under 18 years of age require the permission of a parent or legal guardian.
For more information, visit www.TATNews.org/Photo-Contest