Award Ceremony of 2018 “Sente•Antu Cup” International Photo Contest held in Antu

On March 18, 2019, the award ceremony of the 2018 “Sente•Antu Cup” International Photo Contest was held in Antu County, Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture, Jilin Province, China.

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Winners on the stage. Photo by Huo Shuai

The ceremony was attended by government officials from Antu, leaders from Global Photography, as well as journalists from local media.

Leaders of Antu Government and Global Photography. Photo by Hou Bo

Government official of Antu and guests. Photo by Huo Shuai

Park Junfeng, deputy secretary of the Antu County Committee, first said: "Antu is located in the core area of Changbai Mountain. It is a picturesque and scenic place with a long history and rich culture. It is a paradise for photography. Since the 2018 "Sente · Antu Cup International Photo Contest was launched, it has attracted professional photographers from 51 countries and regions around the world, and the total number of entries reaches 136,000. Today, we have the chance to introduce Antu to the world through the award ceremony, demonstrate works of different photographers, so that more people will get to know about Antu and fall in love with it. Finally, I wish the 2018 award ceremony a big success!"

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Park Junfeng making a speech. Photo by Hou Bo

Zhao Wei, general manager of Global Photography and a famous aerial photographer, introduced more details of this event, and expressed sincere gratitude to the leaders of Antu County Committee and County Government who have been supportive of the event. Besides, all the winners were congratulated.

Witnessed by the Chinese and foreign photographers, government leaders and other guests, the prizes were unveiled, namely Honorable Mention, Nomination for Top Ten Photographers of the World, and Top Ten Photographers of the World. With excitement, the winners who will receive the prize money of 100,000 RMB were announced:

Meeting Sofie, Snezhana von Buedingen

Antu Landscape, Wu Xiuxia

The Lost Civilizations, Fu Yichun

Unlock, Xiang Xinping

Afghanistan: A Land of Continuous Conflict, Majid Saeedi

Sports, Sun Yong

Gabra, into the heart of tradition, Stéphane de Rouville

Climate Change in Iran, Ako Salemi

Fantasy is Reality, Hardijanto Budyman

Melody of Flowers, Tang Yun

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Winner be interviewed. Photo by Huo Shuai

Hardijanto Budyman, as the representative of the award-winning photographers, said: "I have known this top-notch competition through the English website of the Global Photography. Many friends around me have participated in this contest. I am very grateful for entering this top-level competition! Its unique event setting and professional judging method are deeply attracted to me. I believe that "Sente · Antu Cup" will become one of the favorite photography events of photographers all over the world!"

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Dancing performance. Photo by Hou Bo

In addition, there were also many wonderful singing and dancing performances, rendering a very cheerful atmosphere.

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All the guests taking a group photo. Photo by Hou Bo

At the end of the ceremony, all the leaders pressed the energy ball, launching the 2019 “Sente•Antu” International Photo Contest. The ceremony ended in the beautiful songs.

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All photo leaders launching the new contest. Photo by Hou Bo


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