Published on : Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Following the huge response to the Winter in Venice Photo Competition last year, Cotai Strip Resorts Macao is opening this year’s Winter at Cotai Strip Photo Competition not only to Macao residents, but also to entrants from around the world. In widening the opportunity to participate in this joyful community event, the competition offers both visitors and locals a chance to capture their favourite magical moments from the events and attractions of Winter at Cotai Strip through the artistic view of their camera lenses, for a shot at the top prize of MOP 10,000 cash!
Organised by Cotai Strip Resorts Macao, the Winter at Cotai Strip Photo Competition is supported by the Macao Multimedia Photographic Art Association, the Photography Salon Society of Macao, the Macao Digital Photography Association, The Photographic Society of Macao, MCGAS, the Macao Association of Photographers, Companhia Foto Time, Lda., Digital Hang Seng, Foto Fantastic, Foto New Asia and Foto Chi Pak.
Entries of original photos (8”x10” to 8”x12” prints, without frames, B&W or colour) must be submitted between Dec. 15 and Dec. 29, 20131 to qualify, with each contestant allowed to submit a maximum of 10 raw files without any edits or software manipulation. Entrants for the Macao Residents Category can submit works along with a completed entry form2 to any of the participating local photo shops: Digital Hang Seng, FotoFantastic, Foto Chi Pak, Foto New Asia, or Foto Time Laser Print.
A total of 56 winning entries from among the two categories will be selected, with the names of the winners to be published Jan. 15, 2014 in major Macao newspapers, and on website of Cotai Strip Resorts Macao. The winning photos will be displayed at the Winter at Cotai Strip Photo Exhibition, opening Jan. 25 , 2014 at The Venetian Macao.
The top photo will earn its photographer a trophy and MOP 10,000 cash; two first runners-up will each receive a trophy and MOP 6,000 cash, and three second runners-up will each get a trophy plus MOP 3,000 cash. In addition, a total of 50 Award of Merit winners will each receive a certificate and a MOP 800 food and beverage coupon.
Winter at Cotai Strip lasts until Jan. 5, 2014 and boasts extensive holiday festivities and attractive offerings throughout Cotai Strip Resorts Macao. The signature extravaganza, supported by the Macau Government Tourist Office, features the magnificent 3-D light and sound spectacular “Seasons of Wonder” at The Venetian Macao’s outdoor lagoon area, giving holiday makers and locals a wonderful opportunity to rediscover magic and wonder at this majestic winter wonderland. Visitors will find themselves surrounded by charming stringed lights while enjoying non-stop music and live entertainment, seasonal treats, artificial snow and skating on an authentic ice rink next to a brightly lit 50-foot-high outdoor Christmas tree. And a live ice carving demonstration by a talented Harbin ice carver is one of the many highlighted events of Winter at Cotai Strip this festive season.
In addition, Cotai Strip Resorts Macao has a fabulous winter programme in store this holiday season, allowing guests and visitors to greet popular DreamWorks Animation characters such as Shrek, Po from “Kung Fu Panda,” and Alex the lion from “Madagascar” live at Sands® Cotai Central or see their stunning ice sculptures at the Ice World with the DreamWorks Gang exhibition; shop for the best bargains of the season, and take photos with the polar bear collection, a giant snow globe, and giant music box at Shoppes; or relax in one of the many international bars and restaurants available. Winter at Cotai Strip is the ultimate destination for an unforgettable seasonal experience with family and friends this winter.