(Macao, December 29, 2012) – The Winter in Venice Photo Competition Exhibition opened its doors Saturday at The Venetian® Macao, after an official award presentation ceremony, and will run until January 13, 2013, the end of the Winter in Venice seasonal extravaganza.
Mr. Sio Kin Seng was the recipient of the grand prize of MOP 10,000 for his photo entitled “Winter in Venice,” which shows the façade of The Venetian Macao brilliantly lit in blue by the spectacular 3D light and sound show “The Magic of the Seasons,” one of the world’s largest architectural 3D video mapping projects ever created. Besides the grand prize, two first-runners-up each received MOP 6,000 cash, with three second-runners-up each receiving MOP 3,000 cash. A total of 50 Awards of Merit were also given out, with a MOP 500 food and beverage coupon each.
The Winter in Venice Photo Competition asked 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. Over 500 entries were received during the 12-day submission period.
“This photo competition was another great opportunity for us to get involved and interact with the local Macao community,” said Brendon Elliott, Vice President of Sales and Resort Marketing, Venetian Macau Limited. “We were thrilled with the interest shown in the competition and received some fantastic entries. We look forward to hosting more community events like this in the future.”
A panel of judges, primarily composed of members of professional photography associations, awarded 56 prizes in total. To get a preview of all the exhibition 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 now until January 13, 2013 at The Venetian Macao, on display at Circle Hall of the Venetian Ballroom (near BNU), on Level 3.
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 Laser Print.
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 at www.venetianmacao.com/winterinvenice.
Photo caption: Mr. Sio Kin Seng receives his grand prize award of MOP 10,000 for his winning photo in the Winter in Venice Photo Competition. His photo “Winter in Venice” beat out over 500 other entries, and is one of 56 winning photos on display at The Venetian Macao until January 13, 2013.
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: Winners of the Winter in Venice Photo Competition receive their awards Saturday at The Venetian Macao. The 56 winning photos are on display at The Venetian Macao until January 13, 2013.
Winners: Sio Kin Seng, grand prize winner (ninth from left); Tang Kai Lon and Chang Kuai Chun, two first runner-up (fourth from left and third from left); Chan Meng Kai, Vong Hoi Veng and Tang Loi Cheng, three second runners-up (second, fifth and sixth from left); Brett Ingram, Associate Director of Events Marketing, Venetian Macau Ltd (seventh from left); Melina Leong, Vice President of Public Relations and Community Affairs, Venetian Macau Limited (eighth from left); Brendon Elliott, Vice President of Sales and Resort Marketing, Venetian Macau Limited (sixth from right); supporting entities (first from left and first to fifth from right)
Photo caption: The Winter in Venice Photo Competition is on display now at The Venetian Macao and lasts until January 13, 2013. A total of 56 winning photos are on display, capturing the memorable moments from the various attractions of Winter in Venice, the biggest holiday carnival in Macao.
About The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel
Opened in 2007, The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel is Macao's first integrated resort featuring stunning replicas of the famous canals and architectural icons of Venice, Italy. The 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 mini-golf course.