Blogging Competition 2017 Winners Announcement


TAT Newsroom Blogger 2017


Bangkok, 23 June, 2017 – Highly experienced bloggers and writers as well as officials from the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s (TAT) International Public Relations Division have come together to decide the best Thailand travel articles and videos for the TAT Newsroom Blogger Campaign 2017. 

This year, the campaign received 84 entries, of which the TAT Newsroom team reviewed and uploaded 34 blogs and 12 videos to the contest’s website. The team has once again reviewed all the entries to ensure that entrants have met with all the required rules and terms and conditions before presenting only qualified entries to the judging panel for their final selection.

After hours of deliberations during this afternoon, TAT Newsroom is now able to announce the winners as per the following: 

Winners – Popular Votes

Kapil Kumar, India*
Blog: (English)
Twitter & Instagram: kapilricky (8521/8558 followers)
Finding inner peace at Bangkok temples  
1,724 Popular Votes 

Michael Bauswein, France*
Blog/Website: thailandee (French)
Facebook: ThailandeeFR (71,700 followers)
Impressions of markets in Thailand 
1,353 Popular Votes


TAT Newsroom Blogger 2017 winners

Winners - Travel Blogs

Allan Wilson, UK (Bangkok-based) – special winner*
Blog/Website: live-less-ordinary (English)
Facebook: LiveLessOrdinary (11,000 followers)
Night Time at the Temple Festival
*Allan’s blog was voted the most favourite entry by both the Judges and the TAT Newsroom team

Pol Comaposada, Spain 
Blog/Website: mundo-nomada (Spanish)
Facebook: MundoNomadaTravel (37,600 followers)
Trekking through tribal villages in Northern Thailand

Chen Yang Su, Taiwan
Blog/Website: (Chinese)
Facebook: verybangkok (66,000 followers)
A paradise-like island: Ko Lipe in Satun, Thailand

Winners – Travel Videos

Wira Nurmansyah, Indonesia
Blog/Website: wiranurmansyah (Indonesian)
Instagram: wiranurmansyah (7,490 followers)
7 classic ways to enjoy Bangkok

Voicu Mihnea Simandan, Romania
Blog/Website: simandan (English)
Facebook: vmsimandan (5,300 followers)

Runners-Up – Travel Blogs

Shayan Naveed, Pakistan 
Blog/Website: doseoflife (English)
Instagram: doseoflifecom (19,500 followers)
Road tripping through Thailand

Engin Kaban, Chile 
Blog: engineertravel / turkishtravelers (English)
Facebook: Sirtcantalilar (58,400 followers)
My unique local experiences of Thailand

TAT Newsroom Blogger 2017 winners

Special Consolation prize – all entries

Nattapon Rojanapo**
Facebook: dynamitekpis
Heart and soul of Thailand: it’s people
**Although Nattapon is not qualified as a blogger, the judges and the TAT Newsroom team recognised the good quality of his travel video entry and would like to encourage him to keep up the good work. He will receive a special gift set from TAT Newsroom.


The six winners and the special winner will receive a trip to Thailand inclusive of return international airfare – for bloggers outside Thailand only – and a six-day/five-night itinerary to explore Bangkok and the Northeastern Region or Isan, from 20-25 July, 2017.

The runners-up will receive a special gift set from TAT Newsroom.

All the winners must claim their prizes by 27 June 2017 – no later than 5 p.m. Thailand time - by contacting the TAT Newsroom team at [email protected] OR [email protected] TAT Newsroom reserves the right to choose the next runner-up if the team has not heard from you by this date. 

About: TAT Newsroom’s annual blogging competition is committed to finding talented travel bloggers. Each year, six most outstanding entries will win free trip to Thailand inclusive of return airfare and a tailor-made itinerary to experience the unique local way of life in Thailand.

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