19 Jul 2021
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in collaboration with the Royal Photographic Society of Thailand, the Embassy of Switzerland in Thailand, and Switzerland Tourism, organised a photography competition for the 90th anniversary of Thai-Swiss diplomatic relations under the theme “90 Years of Thai-Swiss Relations: Fond Imprints”. The competition was an occasion for the general public to portray the cordial and close ties between Thailand and Switzerland via the lens of their camera.
The judging panel which compose of 1) Mrs. Chulamanee Chartsuwan, Director-General of the Department of European Affairs, 2) H.E. Mrs. Helene Budliger Artieda, Ambassador of Switzerland to Thailand, 3) Mr. Dow Wasiksiri, President of The Royal Photographic Society of Thailand, 4) Mr. Naphat Ratanasakdi, Secretary of The Royal Photographic Society of Thailand, and 5) Mr. Wannapong A. Surarochprajak, Hon.FPVS, Executive Committee of The Royal Photographic Society of Thailand, have examined and ranked the submitted photographs. The result of the competition is published at http://www.rpst.or.th/thai-swiss-relations-photo-contest/
The winners and honorable mentioned awardees are as follows:
- 1st prize: Mr. Chatchawan Chavengsaksongkram, awarded 10,000 Baht in cash prize, one return air ticket to Switzerland and two First-class 8-day Swiss Rail Passes (valid until December 2022)
- 2nd prize: Mr. Suphanat Wongsanuphat, awarded 8,000 Baht in cash prize and one Swatch watch
- 3rd prize: Ms. Chutikarn Monprasit, awarded 5,000 Baht in cash prize and a gift voucher for a weekend stay at a 5-star hotel in Bangkok
- 15 Honorable mentioned awardees, with 1,000 Baht in cash prize, one Victorinox knife and one Swiss facial mask, are
Mr. Koachakorn Panyangam,
Mr. Kamon Tangkijngamwong,
Mr. Keereekhan Chaiyaporn,
Mr. Chusak Uthaipanumas,
Mr. Pongrit Phuekpong,
Mr. Pattanasak Suksri,
Ms. Vanthanee Apiwattanasawee,
Ms. WalaiIrat Malaihom,
Mr. Saknirun Koommuang,
Mr. Sirilert Ponsin,
Mr. Sukrit Hirunsaraphong,
Mr. Sunan Kikhunthot,
Mr. Eakarin Ekartchariyawong,
Mr. Artima Chandrangam and Mr. Isara Pittayasiri.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand wishes to congratulate to the Winner and all awards receipients for this achievement.