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  • Seoul Metropolitan Government Holds 16th Tour Seoul Photo Contest

  • Integrated News SMG 2464

    The Seoul Metropolitan Government will hold the 16th Tour Seoul Photo Contest in a bid to discover the hidden charms of the City and to procure outstanding new photos of the Korean capital.

    The Tour Seoul Photo Contest has been held annually since 1996 to promote the image of Seoul as an attractive tourism destination. The 2010 event attracted submissions from more than 5,000 people, showing a surge in popularity. Since proactive efforts have been made to encourage foreigners to participate in this year’s event, more people from Korea and elsewhere are expected to take part.

    In order to encourage participation by people from all walks of life, including ordinary citizens and professionals, the event comprises two categories, i.e., general and special fields. Applications will be accepted from July 7 to August 26.

    Notably, to discover characteristic images unique to Seoul and to encourage participation by Koreans and foreign participants, Lomography will organize the special field category of the contest.

    This year exceptionally generous prizes will be presented to the winners of the contest, as more than 40 million won will be awarded to 20 winners under various themes in the general field. This represents a significant increase from the prizes given in the 15th Tour Seoul Photo Contest. The grand prize has been increased to 5 million won, compared with 3 million won last year, while the gold prize has been increased to 3 million won compared with 1 million one last year, so as to provide more generous incentives. In the special field, a Lomography camera will be presented as a supplementary prize, and the winning photos will be published in the Lomography City Guide Seoul booklet, among other perks and benefits.

    Tour Seoul Photo Contest Website: http://photo.visitseoul.net

    Lomography Website: www.lomography.co.kr

    – General Field: Staff in charge of the photo contest, Seoul Tourism Organization at Tel: 82-2-3788-0852, mjkim@seoulwelcome.com
    – Special Field: Staff in charge of the photo contest, Lomography Korea at Tel: +82-2-326-0255, magazine@lomography.co.kr

    Winning photos of the 2010 event