My Shangri-La photography contest winners
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts announced the winners of its second “My Shangri-La” Photography Contest at Kerry Hotel, Beijing on 23 December 2011, in partnership with Travel Channel at sina.com, National Geographic, New Weekly and Photographer’s Companion magazines.
The renowned panel of judges included movie director Tian Zhuangzhuang (Tokyo International Movie Festival Best Movie Award winner), Professor Wang Chuan (director of the Photography Department, School of Design of China Central Academy of Fine Art), Professor Gu Zheng (deputy director of the Research Centre for Visual Culture of Fudan University) and media mogul Hong Huang.
Following the first contest in 2009, created to encourage people to capture the essence of “Shangri-La” through the camera lens, the group’s second photography contest explores the theme of Love and Harmony. Children in the Summer Rush by Zou Subin won the gold award, while Snow Mountain Blues by Du Jinjie and Lama at the Lotus Lantern Festival by Wang Xuepeng received silver awards.
Launched on 31 August 2011, nearly 3,000 photograph submissions were received within two months from almost 2,000 photographers. The award ceremony also marks the launch of the “My Shangri-La” Photography Contest exhibition tour. All the winning entries will be exhibited at China World Summit Wing, Beijing; Pudong Shangri-La, Shanghai; and at Shangri-La hotels in Guangzhou and Chengdu from December 2011 to June 2012.
Check out the winning photo submissions here.