Kapil Kumar, India*
Blog: kapilricky.blogspot.in (English)
Twitter & Instagram: kapilricky (8521/8558 followers)
Finding inner peace at Bangkok temples
1,724 Popular Votes
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*
Michael Bauswein, France*
Blog/Website: thailandee (French)
Facebook: ThailandeeFR (71,700 followers)
Impressions of markets in Thailand
1,353 Popular Votes
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: verybangkok.pixnet.net/blog (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
Special Consolation prize – all entries
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 MailToUs@tatnewsroom.org OR firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.