Memories of January’s impressive International Fireworks Competition lit up Central Festival Pattaya Beach as winners of the event’s photo contest were announced.
Interior Ministry representative Adm. Siriwut Sukhanthanat joined Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome in handing out awards Feb. 22 to a handful of the 685 adults and students who entered the contest.
Winners and sponsors pose for a commemorative photo.
Sanchai Buasrong, 41, from Samut Prakarn placed first among 520 entrants for the adult category with his photo, simply named “Pattaya Fireworks”. Preecha Siribunkij, 51, from Samut Prakarn took second for “Honoring Their Majesties.” Sanchai Buasrong’s second entry, also simply named “Pattaya Fireworks” earned 3rd place, whilst Umrung Bupha, 40, from Chonburi received honorable mention for “Light dazzling sky.”
In the student category, Vith Kijjarat, 18, from Thonburi Vocational College won first place among 165 entrants for “Chonburi Fireworks.” Sumetha Petumphai, 20 from Rajamongkol Ratanakosin University won second for “Dazzling International Fireworks Honoring Their Majesties,” as well as 3rd place for his second entry, also named “Dazzling International Fireworks Honoring Their Majesties.” Honorable Mention went to Nathawut Phanpeng for “Pattaya City Brightness.”
One of the top entries on display during the prize giving.
Winners took home hotel and restaurant vouchers from the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort, 10,000 baht vouchers for Ice Lab-110 Degrees, nearly 11,000 baht in vouchers for Bangkok Hospital Pattaya and 30,000 baht in cash. Runners up received similar prizes and cash from 1,000 baht to 20,000 baht.
Photos were judged by photographer Pisit Senananthasakul, artist Yanyong Oora-rashin, Royal Photographic Society of Thailand Publicist Sawat Patiphanprasert and Bangkok Photography Society President Vichai Pornsethaworn.