Bangkok, 30 March, 2018 - The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is delighted to announce the names of the six lucky winners of the 3rd annual TAT Newsroom Blogger Thailand 2018 competition. The entries are all in and the entrants whose work was deemed outstanding by an expert panel of judges are as follows:
The six winners
Shades of Saffron by Allan Wilson (Live Less Ordinary)
Morning Monks in Chiang Mai by Ashlea Wheeler (A Globe Well Travelled)
A day in the life of a volunteer in Kamala, Phuket by Tereza Kube (Miss Travel Fairy)
Time for a break by Joanna Szreder (The Blond Travels)
I love Thai food by Ching Hui Fu (Maomi)
Wat Rong Khun: The Majestic “White Temple” of Chiang Rai by Jojo Vito (The Happy Trip)
The three runners up
World-Class Art From Pattani Mud • THAILAND by Ryan Anderson (OXLAEY)
Paradise called Maiton-island by Sanna Kanninen (Seven Seas)
A Slice of paradise on Ko Phi Phi by Lisar Findeisen (Sun Style Files)
Winners must confirm their acceptance of the award before 7 April, 2018, by submitting a copy of their passport and their city of origin via an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. If winning entrants are unable to travel during the proposed time, TAT Newsroom reserves the right to choose the next entrants whose work was deemed outstanding by the judges. There will be no compensation for winning entrants who are unable to join the trip during the set dates.
Once confirmed, these bloggers will soon be coming to Thailand and joining an all-inclusive familiarisation trip. The winners will be feted during a tailor-made five-day, four-night trip to Thailand's Eastern region. From 25 to 29 May 2018, they will travel to experience the ‘Colours of the East’ on offer in Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat provinces, with each destination packed with an endless array of vibrant Thai local experiences.
TAT Newsroom will book one port-to-port return air ticket (on Thai Airways International or similar) for winners residing outside Thailand, so they can join the trip. These winners are responsible for their own transport to and from the nearest Thai Airways International gateway airport to meet their long-haul flight to/from Thailand originating from these international airports.
The TAT Newsroom Blogger Thailand 2018 is under the supervision of the TAT International PR Division. Each winning selection was based on a decision by a panel of four highly experienced judges with specific expertise in the travel, blogging and photography fields. Judging criteria is based on how each submission addresses the ‘Open to the New Shades’ theme and category of the competition. Any submission can be used in TAT’s promotions and/or advertisements supporting Thailand's tourism sector in Gastronomy, Arts and Crafts, Nature and Beaches, Culture and Way of Life.