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WICHIT, PHUKET: Wichit Municipality is holding a photo contest under the theme ‘Travel the Thai Way in Wichit’ to promote local tourist attractions.

The contest, open to Thais and foreigners, offers cash prizes of 10,000 baht, 6,000 baht and 4,000 baht respectively for the top three photos. There will also be five consolation prizes of 1,000 baht each.

Wichit Municipality public relations officer Thitinan Janwanpen said applicants have only until January 31 to submit photos.

“The main purpose is to promote tourist attractions in Wichit, such as Khao Kad viewpoint with its 360 degree views and the nature trails in the Klong Mudong area. However, contestants don’t necessarily have to submit photos taken at tourist destinations. They can also be images which capture the local way of life, places of natural significance or local traditions,” she said.

Photos must be submitted both as 8″ x 10″ printouts and on a compact discs.

They must be taken by a digital camera and be in .jpg format with no fewer than 6 million pixels and a resolution of 300 dpi or higher. They may be modified slightly to improve the color, but edited images must appear natural and should resemble original versions.

All photos submitted must be original entries that have never been entered in, or won, prizes in other photo competitions.

Each contestant can submit only one entry and people employed by Wichit Municipality are ineligible to compete.

For more information call: 076-525100 (ext 102).

— Sitthipong Nongkaew

 

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