BWTC launches Instagram competition
Manama, May 9, 2013
Bahrain World Trade Centre (BWTC) has launched a photography competition where entrants will have the opportunity to capture innovative snapshots of the Bahrain World Trade Center and post them on Instagram and Facebook.
This is the first online photography competition launched by BWTC, the submissions for which are scheduled to commence from May 8 to June 1.
To enter the competition, each participant should submit one photograph and send it to Insta.firstname.lastname@example.org. An exclusive BWTC committee will be tasked with shortlisting the top 20 photographs, which will be uploaded on BWTC Instagram and Facebook pages. The general public will then be given the opportunity to vote for their favourite photographs during the voting period from June 3 to July 1.
The winning entries will be selected from the top 20 photographs which will be shortlisted by the judges. The first three entries which receive the highest votes will win an exclusive smartphone - iPhone 5 and a Moda Mall gift voucher worth BD100 ($263.8), a statement from the mall said.
In addition, shoppers and visitors to the Moda Mall will have a unique opportunity to view the top 40 photographs at an exclusive Moda Mall Art Gallery which will be held in the Fashion Court from June 6 to July 1.
Kevin Kurpierz, general manager of Cushman & Wakefield, said: “As part of our marketing strategy and in keeping with the current trend in social media, this year we wanted to open the opportunity for Bahrain’s talent.”
“With mobile photography on the rise and more than 130 per cent of mobile penetration in Bahrain, this photography competition provides an ideal platform to target both local Bahrainis and expatriates living on the island and at the same time creates more awareness of the Bahrain World Trade Center, a testament of sustainable architecture.”
“We eagerly look forward to seeing how new and experienced photographers present their reflections of the state-of-the-art twin power-towers and will endeavor to do our best to promote their work.”
Entrants to the competition are requested to provide a single high-quality photograph with participant name and contact number, the statement said. – TradeArabia News Service