The overall winner will receive four nights stay in any Langham property around the world and Cathay Pacific business class return tickets for two. Each of the nine finalists will win a two-night stay in the destination where their original iconic moment was captured.
Bob van den Oord, Vice President – Sales & Marketing for Langham Hotels International said: "Every destination has icons that stand out and we want people to capture the most striking moments in an original way. This competition is designed to get everyone thinking iconic visions which will excite other people to travel to these places."
The competition is open to photographers around the globe and all styles of photography are welcome. The deadline for submitting photographs is 30th November 2010. Winners will be announced in January 2011. Entries should be submitted online at iconiclangham.com. Entries can be linked back to Facebook for sharing.
The judging panel will consist of experts and organisers who will look at creativity, technical excellence, and the spirit of the iconic moment in relation to the destination. The top submissions with the most ‘comments or likes’ will then be judged by the panel to decide the final ranking and the eventual winner.
The judges include Leong Ka Tai, a veteran Hong Kong photographer, and photography curator Davina Lee. Leong Ka Tai’s work has been published in 22 books as well as National Geographic and Life. He is also one of the organisers of the Hong Kong Photo Festival. Davina Lee is a graduate of Sotheby’s Institute of Art and founder of Words for Pictures Limited. Her work has been published in magazines such as the Royal Photographic Society, HK Tatler and Muse.
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The group is pursuing an aggressive portfolio growth strategy using its distinctive brands and affiliate – The Langham, Langham Place and Eaton. Currently 21 hotels, including affiliates, are open or in the pipeline across four continents.
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