Pure Inspiration – Joys of Travel Photo Contest 2012 Winners AnnouncedJanuary 13, 2012
Results are in! Congratulations to our photo contest winners. Get inspired and find your next travel destination by perusing the gallery of entries from around the world. Thanks to everyone who contributed. Happy 2012 and safe travels in the New Year!
Tessa K. Hessmiller
Grand Prize Winner – Ly Hoang Long
Fisherman, Hoi An, Vietnam
Photographer’s Description: Fisherman visiting the fishing nets in Cua Dai beach – Hoi An, Vietnam. There are hundred of nets hang along that beach and that makes a fantastic scenery every morning. August 2011.
Kutoa Judges’ Comments: This photo succeeds in taking what must be a mundane daily activity for the man who is the subject and portraying it as a serene, peaceful, and almost hypnotically breathtaking scene. This type of window into the life and culture of another truly exemplifies the joys of travel – finding the beautiful and uplifting in the daily sights and sounds of a place.
Ly Hoang Long won a 4-night jungle cruise in Borneo with Kalimantan Tour Destinations. Kutoa will donate 50% of all contest proceeds directly to the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation, an Indonesian non-profit dedicated to the conservation of the endangered Bornean Orangutan and its habitat through the involvement of local people.
Congrats and have fun in Borneo!
Runners-Up and Honorable Mention
Also, congratulations to the following entrants for their incredible shots:
- Erin Thomas – Trek on a Glacier, Argentina
- Yen Baet – Venice Carnival, Italy
- Ly Hoang Long – Three Champa Girls, Vietnam
- Jerry Paskowitz – Family on the Move, Vietnam
- Alastair Swan – Cormorant Fishers, China
- Ly Hoang Long – Boy on Bus, China
- Ly Hoang Long – Elephant Race, Vietnam
- Alastair Swan – Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, USA
- Yew Kiat Soh – Joys of Kids, Malaysia
- Arvid Fimreit – Extreme Western Bus, Norway
- Halbert Bai – Dog Sledding, Alaska
- Jonathan Baet – Burnham Overy Staithe Sunset, England
- Kate Seibert – Colorful Worship, India
- Marlyana Glynn Brown – Washing Man, Turkey
- Ryan Kasak – Woman in Mexico
- Trung Tin Ngo Nguyen Huynh – View of a Fairytale, Sapa City, Vietnam
View the entire gallery here. Feel free to post comments and share with friends!