Last summer, a tourism board for Asia had a photo contest hosted on Instagram. They were to choose one winner and 4 runner-ups for each of the major cities in the region: Bangkok, Thailand; Delhi, India; Jakarta, Indonesia; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Taipei, Taiwan; Tokyo, Japan; Tomsk, Russia; and Seoul, South Korea. The theme of the contest was “My Favourite Sunset Scenes of Asian Cities”.

They announced the winner for Seoul today, and I’m pleased, proud, and honoured to say that it was yours truly with this shot:

That’s not all. If you follow the link back to their main website, they also list the runner-ups…

Link to the page here.

As you can see in this screen shot, or if you visited the page and scrolled down, not only was I fortunate enough to win “Best Photo”, but I also managed to snag one of the “Excellence Awards”. Looking through the other cities, it appears that I am lucky enough to be the only one to have placed 2 photos.

In all I had tagged 11 photos of mine for entry into the contest. The one they chose to be the runner-up was a surprise. I had thought that the Gyeongbok Palace gate, aka Gwanghwan Gate would be my best chance. Here is a gallery of the entries:

Which one is your favourite? Let me know in the comment section below.

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