Seoul (July 25, 2014) – The Competition to find the winners in the 21st Korean Air Travel Photo Contest has opened with entries being accepted between now and Sept. 1. The 2014 contest theme is ‘Pleasant and Memorable Travel Moment’.
The Korean Air Photo Contest began 21 years ago in 1994 and has grown to become the most renowned amateur photo competition in Korea, beloved by amateur photographers who have a passion for travel and photography.
This year’s contest is divided into the ‘Main Award’ for all photos relating to travel and ‘Special Awards’. The categories in the ‘Special Awards’ are the ‘Best Friend Awards’ for entries depicting love and friendship between family members, friends, lovers or neighbors and the ‘Smart Life Awards’ for entries taken with smart phones.
The contest is open to all nationalities, and entrants should submit their work on the official website (photo.koreanair.com) except those for the “Smart Life Awards” which should be registered at the airline’s mobile site (m.photo.koreanair.com). Prints can be sent via mail or delivered in person. (Location: 2nd floor Sungwon BLDG, 2634-27, Nambusunhwan-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul, Korea (zip code : 137-886))
A total of 60 winners will be selected in September by a judging panel consisting of photo experts, including college photography professors. The awards include one Grand Prize, one Gold Prize, two Silver Prizes and six Bronze Prizes. The Grand Prize winner will receive two Prestige Class round-trip tickets to any Korean Air international destination and two domestic Economy Class round-trip tickets. Other winners will also be given airline tickets or gifts.
The winning entries will be shown in a public exhibition that will tour six Korean cities from Oct. 14 through Dec. 28 this year, beginning in Seoul and moving to Busan, Daejeon, Jeju, Gwangju and Daegu.
About Korean Air
Korean Air, established in 1969, is one of the world’s top 20 airlines and carried more than 23 million passengers in 2013. Korean Air operates in excess of 200 flights per day to 126 cities in 45 countries on six continents with a fleet of 155 aircraft including nine A380s.
With its modern aircraft and over 20,000 professional employees, Korean Air offers customers safety, convenience and comfort. Korean Air’s award-winning offerings of Korean and Western meals and state-of-the-art inflight entertainment system provide passengers with a memorable inflight experience.
The airline serves six continents with more than 430 flights a day and is also a founding member of the Sky Team airline alliance which together with its 20 members, offers its 569 million annual passengers a worldwide system of more than 15,000 daily flights covering 1,064 destinations in 178 countries.
Korean Air introduced the double-decker A380 aircraft to its fleet in 2011 and made the interior more spacious than any other airline, with just 407 seats spread across three classes, with the top deck dedicated to ‘Prestige’ business class. The design also features the world’s first onboard ‘Duty Free Showcase’ and three bars and lounges.
More on Korean Air’s programs, routes, frequencies and partners is available at www.koreanair.com.