TAT grants the prizes for the winners from TAT Photo Contest#1 and #2

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Bangkok – September 9, 2013: After viewing through a thousand images of impressive photography submitted to the TAT Photo Contest, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has finally announced the selected pictures and organises an awards ceremony to the winners as well as the runner-ups from the 1st and 2nd TAT Photo Contest at the TAT Head Office.

The Awards ceremony takes place on September 9, 2013, in which Mr. Prakit Piriyakiet, Deputy Governor for Marketing Communications of TAT, presides over the ceremony and grants the awards to the winners including the runner- ups from the 1st and 2nd TAT Photo contest.

“Both of the photo contests not only display the charming tradition as well as uniqueness of Thailand to other countries, but they also remind both Thais and foreigners not to overlook this fascinating place awaiting everyone to visit.” said Mr. Prakit Piriyakiet.

The 1st TAT Photo Contest attained much interest and success from both Thais and foreigners, who submitted a thousand valued pictures to join the competition. This contest was conducted on February 18- March 18, 2013, under the theme of “Thailand Events and Festivals” with the aim to invite everyone to showcase the wide variety of events and festivals that occur in Thailand. Here are the winner and the runner- ups as follows:

First place, cash of BHT 30,000 went to “Good Fortune Flowing in” by Khun Kosin Sukhum.

Second place, cash of BHT 20,000 went to “Tenderly Craved” by Khun Narin Soengpaisarn.

Third place, cash of BHT 10,000 went to “Nearly Reached” by Khun Vejchayan Tharavisit.

Continuing on the success of the previous event, the 2nd TAT Photo Contest was organised on June 17 – August 2, 2013. Again, it received a lot of attention with the new theme of “The Magic and Mystery of Amazing Thailand.” The objective was to invite people to share their incredible insight in displaying how Amazing Thailand is. The selected photography is namely:

First place winner went to “The Beauty of Culture” by Khun Phumiphat Jiarajetchai receiving a cash prize of THB 30,000.

The first runner-up was given to “Pray Time” by Khun Petcharee Tamawong-Benjamin  receiving a cash prize of THB 20,000.

Lastly, the second runner-up went to “Bangkok” by Mr. Dominik Bamberger, receiving a cash prize of THB 10,000.

Apart from a cash prize, six of them from both the TAT Photo Contests also received certificates.

Those who are interested in viewing the exhibition of the selections can visit the Hall room at the 1st floor, the Tourism Authority of Thailand on September 9 -20, 2013.

Contact Information:

International Public Relations Division

Tourism Authority of Thailand

Tel: +66 (0) 2250 5500 ext. 4545-48

Fax: +66 (0) 2253 7419

E-mail: [email protected]

Web site: www.tatnews.org