The APEC Photo Contest 2017 winners were announced to the Concluding Senior Officials’ Meeting by Dr Alan Bollard, the APEC Secretariat’s Executive Director on Tuesday morning in Da Nang, Viet Nam.

First Prize Winner                 : Sunset Life by Tinh Than

Second Prize Winner           : The Sea Flower by Huong Vinh

Third Prize Winner               : Building the Flower Industry by Dinh Thuong Tran

Popular Choice Award         : Up and Forward by Yu-Han Kung

Influencer Award                  : Harvest Time by Oki Arisandi

The APEC Photo Contest is an annual initiative of the APEC Secretariat to collect stakeholders’ views on APEC’s messages and priorities. The contest seeks the public’s visual interpretation of APEC’s priorities for 2017 including (1) promoting sustainable, innovative and inclusive growth (2) deepening regional economic integration (3) strengthening small businesses’ competitiveness and (4) enhancing food security and sustainable agriculture.

The winners were evaluated by a judging panel consisting of world renowned photojournalists, industry experts and senior public officials including APEC Executive Director Alan Bollard, Agence France-Presse Photo Editor for North America Eric Baradat, award-winning photographer Palani Mohan, APEC Photo Contest multi-year winner and photographer Truong Huu Hung, and Permanent Deputy Foreign Minister and Chair of APEC 2017 Senior Officials Bui Thanh Son. 

In its seventh year, APEC Photo Contest 2017 received 2,126 entries from various APEC member economies including: Australia, Brunei Darussalam, China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam.

In order to reach a wider audience, this year for the first time the contest welcomed entries from Instagram through the APEC Secretariat’s official account, @apec, by using the hashtag #TradeforAll.

To honor the Instagram entries, a special “Influencer Award” was introduced and the winner was selected by the number of likes the photo received on this channel. The first winner of the award this year is Oky Arisandi from Indonesia whose photo received nearly 3,000 likes.

Here are the winning photos of APEC Photo Contest 2017:

First Prize: Sunset Life by Tinh Than, Viet Nam

Second Prize: The Sea Flower by Huong Vinh, Viet Nam

Third Prize: Building the Flower Industry by Dinh Thuong Tran, Viet Nam

Popular Choice Award: Up and Forward by Yu-Han Kung, Chinese Taipei

Influencer Award: Harvest Time by Oki Arisandi, Indonesia

For more information about APEC Photo Contest and to see past years’ winners: /Press/Photo-Contest/photocontest2017

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Masyitha Baziad (in Da Nang) +65 9104 0101 at mb@apec.org
Michael Chapnick (in Da Nang) +65 9647 4847 at mc@apec.org

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