The Koh Tao Festival that is put on once a year is done so to raise awareness within the local community as well as the western community and the holiday makers. During this amazing two day event there are a couple of side-line competitions that take place, the Film Festival, Mr & Mrs Koh Tao and the Photography Contest.
I'am proud to announce that I won 3rd prize for the Land Category.... the winnings; a 500Baht voucher for the exquisite Indian Cuisine restaurant "Shalimar".
The contest was split up into two categories, Land and Underwater, each photographer was allowed to submit 3 photographs per category, 6 in total. Submission fee for each photograph was 100Baht.
This year, 4,300Baht was raisedin total by all photographers, all that money then goes towards funding projects on the island, for the island and by the islanders!
"This year the contest was about showing the beauty of Koh Tao, the diversity, the nature, the island life mixed with the modern day life, what ever maybe represented Koh Tao, or a part of Koh Tao to you. For me this is a favourite view point, I love the photographic opportunity to show diversity between a tropical paradise and today's need for social connection,... personally though, I believe its a shame Koh Tao couldnt stay a hidden little gem with no technology forever" ~ Janis Zutt
Photos in this particular post are the photos that I submitted for the 2012 Photography Contest. The Sunset Photo "Mobile Paradise" was 3rd place winner :)