Click a Wild winner
The Chaaya Wild – Etisalat Nature Photographer Competition 2012 now in its second year with the aim of advocating Conservation through Photography is inviting entries from nature photographers.
For the first time in Sri Lanka, this year’s competition also allows Instagram users to submit their photographs. Commenting on the launch of ‘Chaaya Wild – Etisalat Nature Photographer Competition 2012’, Etisalat CEO, Dumindra Ratnayake said “We are proud to partner Chaaya Wild Yala once again to conduct this special competition that recognises the skill of nature photography and Etisalat is elated to open up the competition to smart phone users through the introduction of the Instagram category. We were also happy to hear that some amateurs who took part in the previous year have now seriously taken up photography.”
The adult competition is open to those above 16 years of age as at August 31, 2012 and the submission categories are: Behaviour of Mammals, Behaviour of Birds, Other Wildlife and Wild & Scenic Places. While a best overall winner will be selected, there are also prizes being given out for the best photograph in each category.
Participation in the junior competition is open to children under 16. The categories for entries are: Animal Portrait, Animals in Action and Scenery. The contest began on August 27 and all entries must reach John Keells Hotels Reservations Division, 130, Glennie Street, Colombo 02, or to the Etisalat Corporate Office, 109, Rotunda Towers, Galle Road, Colombo 03, by October 30, 2012.
The Instagram Photography Competition
Instagram is the latest photo sharing app and social network, available on the Android and iOS platforms.
To enter the Instagram Competition, participants have to follow EtisalatSL on Instagram, upload their photos and add the #EtiPhotoContest tag to their caption. These photos will then be uploaded on the Etisalat Facebook Page and the most ‘Liked’ photograph will be the winner.
Entry forms with the rules and regulations for the competition can be downloaded from www.etisalat.lk and www.johnkeellshotels.com, and printed submission forms can be collected from Chaaya Wild Yala, John Keells Hotels Reservations and Etisalat Authorized dealers’ islandwide.
The overall winner will receive a cash prize of Rs. 75,000 and a complimentary weekend voucher for two at Chaaya Wild Yala, while the Junior Competition’s overall winner will receive a cash prize of Rs. 30,000 and a complimentary weekend voucher at Chaaya Wild. The winner of the Instagram Competition will be awarded a Huawei Tab from Etisalat, plus a weekend voucher for two at a John Keells Hotel.
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