December 18, 2012) – The Winter in Venice Photo Competition announced its winners Tuesday,
with Mr. Sio Kin Seng grabbing the grand prize of MOP 10,000. The competition challenged
Macao residents to submit their original
photos showing the memorable moments
from the various attractions of Winter in Venice,
the biggest holiday carnival in Macao, and a
first in Asia.
A panel of judges, primarily composed
of members of professional photography associations, awarded 56 prizes in
total, with the winning photos going on display at the Winter in Venice Photo Competition
Exhibition beginning December 29, after an official award presentation ceremony.
“We saw a fantastic response from
the public, with over 500 entries received during the 12-day submission period,
giving us a wonderful selection of creative photos to choose from,” said one of
the panel judges. “I was extremely impressed, although not at all surprised, by
the incredible amount of talent shown by Macao’s
photography enthusiasts. I hope locals enjoyed taking part in the competition
as much as we enjoyed viewing the remarkable results.”
To get a preview of all the winning
photos, head to The Venetian Macao website at www.venetianmacao.com/winterinvenice, and enjoy them in
person at the Winter in Venice Photo Competition Exhibition from December 29,
2012 to January 13, 2013 at The Venetian Macao, on display at Circle Hall of
the Venetian Ballroom (near BNU), on Level 3.
Besides the grand prize, two first-runners-up will each receive MOP 6,000 cash, while three second-runners-up
will each get MOP 3,000 cash. A total of 50 Awards of Merit will also be given out, with a MOP 500
food and beverage coupon each.
In addition to a representative from
The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel, the seven-member judging panel was
composed of members of Macao Multimedia Photographic Art Association,
Photography Salon Society of Macao, The Photographic Society of Macao, MCGAS,
Macao Association of Photographers and Macao Digital Photography Association.
The six photography associations in the judging panel also acted as supporting
entities of the Winter in Venice Photo Competition, along with Digital Hang
Seng, Foto Digital Fantastic, Digital Chi Pak, Photo New Asia and Foto Time
Winter in Venice lasts until January 13, 2013, with The Venetian Macao transformed into a majestic winter wonderland, with exciting celebrations and festivities throughout the integrated resort. Supported by the Macau Government Tourist Office, this unprecedented seasonal experience in Macao features one of the world’s largest architectural 3D video mapping projects ever created, the spectacular 3D light and sound show, “The Magic of the Seasons.” Images are projected onto The Venetian Macao’s façade, taking spectators on an awe-inspiring journey themed on the four seasons. Night-time gondola rides in the outdoor lagoon during weekends are available for viewing the stunning visuals. This ultimate holiday extravaganza has also brought to Macao one of its biggest outdoor Christmas trees standing elegantly over the lagoon area, the first and only synthetic skating rink in Cotai as well as a Giant Snow Globe located at St. Mark’s Square at The Venetian Macao’s Shoppes Grand Canal. More information is available atwww.venetianmacao.com/winterinvenice.
Photo caption: “Winter in Venice,” by Mr. Sio Kin
Seng. The photo received the top award in the Winter
in Venice Photo Competition, beating out over 500 other entries, with Mr. Sio taking
home the grand prize of MOP 10,000. A total of 56 winning
photos will be on display at the Winter in Venice Photo Competition Exhibition
from December 29, 2012 to January 13, 2013 at The Venetian Macao.
Photo caption: The
seven-member panel of judges for The Winter in Venice
Photo Competition show the top-awarded photos. The competition received a very
positive response from Macao
residents, with over 500 entries submitted over a 12-day period. Winning photos
will be on display at the Winter in Venice Photo Competition Exhibition from
December 29, 2012 to January 13, 2013 at The Venetian Macao.
Photo caption: Judges select
winners in The Winter in Venice Photo Competition,
reviewing over 500 entries. Winning photos will be on display at the Winter in
Venice Photo Competition Exhibition from December 29, 2012 to January 13, 2013
at The Venetian Macao.
About The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel
2007, The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel is Macao's
first integrated resort featuring stunning replicas of the famous canals and
architectural icons of Venice,
Venetian Macao features 3,000 suites, 1.2 million square feet (111,000 square
metres) of convention and meeting facilities as well as a 15,000-seat
CotaiArena™ designed for world-class sports events and electrifying
entertainment. The Venetian Macao is also home to the unique, 1,800-seat luxury
Venetian Theatre, hosting the best in international and Chinese entertainment;
more than 30 renowned restaurants; MALO CLINIC Health & Wellness; the
incredibly fun QUBE indoor playground and more than 300 retailers at Shoppes
Grand Canal. Outdoor recreation areas include swimming pools and cabanas and a