Helsinki, March 21: A photograph showing sunset in the Indian capital made it to the final of an international photo competition organised by Nordic airline Finnair.
The competition with the theme “This Is Where I’d Rather Be” was designed to find the best photo that showed a destination best the passenger carrier flies to. It had attracted 5,800 entries.
“The criteria were that the photos had to be from a Finnair
destination and identifiable as such. We also emphasised our own ‘success factors’ which are creativity, quality and freshness,” said Aku Varamaki, social media manager, Finnair.
Though the photo of Delhi taken by Hele from Finland came fourth, the six-member jury found it to be showcasing the essence of India.
“Nicely composed…shows Delhi, India, clearly,” said Tim Bird, one of the jury members.
However, the jury voted for the ‘Man Mo Temple’ photo by Wong Chi Keung of Hong Kong. “The best! Lovely light and composition, clearly eastern flavour. This is one I wish I had taken,” said Bird.
Wong won the prize, two return intercontinental tickets to any Finnair destination. The winning pictures will be exhibited in the airline’s in-flight entertainment systems.