60 Days on Bangkok River | Photography Competition

 

We are now proud to announce the winners of the 1st Bangkok River street photography competition here. We would like to thank all of our entrants and congratulate the winners. Among the more than 800 photographs entered, the images below represent the favorites of the judges of 60 Days on Bangkok River.

Be on the lookout for future competitions!

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Capture what you see and help the river tell its stories. Enter our inaugural photography contest.

Submissions accepted October – December 2015
Exhibition January 2015

Every day, people take to the Chao Phraya River. Whether it is to commute to work, pray at the riverside temples, visit palaces, shop at local markets or boutiques, relax in luxury hotels, or wander historic neighbourhoods and old town streets, the activities of Bangkok’s citizens are made possible by the river. The capital’s main waterway is the lifeblood of the city connecting history and culture, industry and economy, leisure and tourism. The majestic river is at the center of the capital’s urban ecosystem. And it is time to help it tell its stories.

This year, Bangkok River is kicking off its very first street photography competition. Street photography is one that features the human condition within public places. While people are usually featured directly, street photography can also focus on an object or the environment where the image projects a decidedly human character in context or aesthetic. We want to achieve two things. One is for you to capture moments of life on Bangkok’s river in the most unique way that tells a intriguing story. The other is to help you show the world your talent and keen eyes.

Each week, our judges will repost their chosen best and share with local media. At the end of the 60 days, the best of the best will be printed and featured in a exhibition in Central Embassy in Bangkok throughout January.

 

Conditions 

Photographs must be shot on Chao Phraya River or within riverside districts including: Bang Rak, Khlong San, Sathorn, Bang Kho Laem, Sampanthawong and Phra Nakhon.

Submitting your entry is easy – simply post your photograph to Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube and use the #bkkrvr hash tag. Entries must include location information either in text or by geo-tagging when using your mobile phone’s location feature.

The photographer retains copyright. The photographer acknowledges the organisers will repost, reproduce for the exhibition and book, and share photographs with media to promote the event.

 

Judges                        

Kit Bencharongkul – Photographer
Rattanachot Srikhongmuang – Seven Co.
Shane Suvikapakornkul – Serindia Gallery
Noppadol Weerakitti – Street Photography Thailand

 

Prizes                          

A weekend stay at each of the luxury hotels on Bangkok River: two nights, for two people including breakfast.

Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort and Spa
Deluxe Premier River View valued at THB 20,000.00

Chatrium Hotel Riverside
Grand Suite (one bedroom) valued at THB 32,000.00

Mandarin Oriental Bangkok
Superior room valued at THB 38,500.00

Millennium Hilton Bangkok,
Executive room including Executive lounge benefits, valued at THB 15,400.00

Ramada Plaza Bangkok Menam Riverside
The Executive Terrace Suite C valued at THB 42,290.00

Royal Orchid Sheraton
An Executive River View Suite with access to Sheraton Club lounge, valued at THB 39,500.00.

Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok
Deluxe Balcony room valued at THB 10,000.00

The Peninsula Bangkok
Grand Deluxe room valued at THB 58,850.00

NOTE: Valid until 30th Sept 2016 subject to availability not valid over Festive and New Year period and Chinese New Year.

The best photos will be printed and mounted for a photography exhibition at Serindia Gallery Annex Central Embassy

 

Promotions and competition events                       

Each week during the competition period, the best photographs selected by judges will be reposted through Bangkok River web and social media sites. These selected photographs will also be shared with local media partnering with Bangkok River.

At the end of the 60-day period of the competition, the best photographs will be shortlisted by the judges and printed for an exhibition at Serindia Gallery at Central Embassy. Selected photographers and media will be invited to the opening night at the gallery where winners will be announced.