Special Award for Asian countries!

Special Award for Asian countries!

We are happy to announce the prize winners for the Special Award for Asia contest! With the support of Guiddoo, the personalized tour guide by a group (based in Asia) we were able to set up this special prize category to stimulate  participation in those countries – the prizes are awarded for the best picture from China, Hong Kong, India, Nepal, Thailand Taiwan and Philippines and consist of vouchers.

A special jury with one member from each of the five participating countries in this special category has considered the nominations made by each of the five national competitions to the international finale.

The first prize winner in this Special Category (shown at the top) is a creative and phenomenal capture from the monumental Paisha Chia Lighthouse in Taiwan  photographed by WcFan49. Built in 1901, this round brick lighthouse is located in Guanyin Township of Taiwan. This lighthouse 37 meters high, is the second highest lighthouse in Taiwan. Set out to design in 1896, the lighthouse was awarded with the monumental status in 2002. As per the jury, the shot is technically phenomenal and almost a perfect creative shot.

The second prize in this category (see below) is lighting shot Potala Palace, located in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, China, photographed by “丫鸭2000″. Named after Mount Potalaka, the Palace was the chief residence of the Dalai Lama until the 14th Dalai Lama fled to Dharamsala, India, during the 1959 Tibetan uprising. The moment captured here is an excellent composition with a unique point of view, which required a lots of patience to capture it.

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The third and the final prize in this category (below) is a neat capture of Paoay Church by Allan Jay Quesada. Located in the town of Paoay, Ilocos Norte in the Philippines, the church is one of the four churches in the Philippines designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. Finished in 1710, it was inaugurated only on February 28, 1896. It was destroyed by an earthquake while being constructed in 1706 and in 1927. According to the jury, the right amount of saturation adds a nice flavour to sky and it seems like a monument going with the nature.

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6 Comments

  1. Վաղը հայտնի կդառնան «Վիքին սիրում է հուշաձանների» միջազգային հաղթողները | Վիքիմեդիա Հայաստան · December 9, 2013

    […] Այդ ընթացքում հայտնի են դարձել երեք հատուկ անվանակարգերի հաղթողներ․ «Առաջին Աշխարհամարտ», «Արաբախոս երկրեր» և «Ասիական երկրներ»։ […]

  2. Richard Nevell · December 9, 2013

    When was Potala Palace built?

  3. Roel Balingit · December 9, 2013

    Is it possible to change “Asiatic” to “Asian”?

  4. richard · December 14, 2013

    There should be a comma between Thailand and Taiwan.
    It seems like “Thailand Taiwan” in this post which might cause confusion.

  5. Philippine entry clinches 3rd place in Asian WLM | Wiki Loves Monuments Philippines · December 14, 2013

    […] “The right amount of saturation adds a nice flavour to [the] sky and it seems like a monument going with the nature,” was what made a jury member decide to rate Allan Jay Quesada’s image of Paoay Church during sunset (top image) to rate it among the best entries in the Asian category of Wiki Loves Monuments 2013. Quesada’s image placed third behind the winning the image of the Paisha Chia Lighthouse in Taiwan of WcFan49 and Potala Palace in Tibet, China by 丫鸭2000.  The winners were announced last December 10 on the Wiki Loves Monuments website.  […]