Pattaya officials put out another call for old photos to document the history of the city.
The Pattaya Cultural Council and city officials are hosting a photo contest illustrating cultural, tourist and landmark locations in Banglamung District.
The “Photos of the Past” contest offer minimal prizes – just 5,000 baht for first prize – but the collection of images captured will bring the history of Pattaya to life at a July show at Central Festival Pattaya Beach.
Photos must fall into at least one of five categories: Royal Family visits to Pattaya, religion, official places, local culture and tradition, and important landmarks, from the beach to bridges to markets.
Photo of Pattaya City taken in about 1957 at the curve on Pratamnak Hill which is now the site of the Pratamnak police booth.
The photographs must be originals and the person submitting it must own the rights to the photo. It can never have been published or have won a prize in any competition. Finally, the competitor must be warranted by a professional, community leader, or a trusted person.
Submissions are open now through June 30 at the Department of Religion Arts and Culture at Pattaya City Hall.
Prizes will range from 1,000-5,000 baht and the awards will be presented during the July exhibition at the beachfront mall.
Almost the same photo, but taken in 1952.