Purple Dragon, Asia's Gay Travel Pioneers4th annual photo contest Khuang Sii Waterfall, Luang Prabang

2008 Entries

2007 Entries

2006 Entries

Ethnic Minority Children, Laos

Phan Thiet, Vietnam

Sunset at Bagan, Myanmar

Wig on the Wall, Great Wall, China

Mosque, Delhi, India

Saigon, Vietnam

Chiang Rai, Thailand

Oberoi Hotel, Udaipur, India

Grand Palace, Bangkok, Thailand

Rolls Her Own

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Think You Take Great Photos?

The reason for our annual photo contest is very simple. We think our customers are pretty talented. So rather than fill our website with images representing our nine (and soon eleven!) countries with the work of professional photographers, we prefer to show our destinations as our guests see and experience them. We received nearly 500 entries in our 2008 contest. You can click on the links on the right to see all them all. If you think your photos are just as good, you could be a winner! Even if you have never considered entering a photo contest and have only two or three pictures you think are outstanding, we hope you will enter. What have you got to lose?

The Prizes: Everyone is a Winner

This is a contest for amateur photographers only. All contestants who follow the rules printed below will be eligible to win a prize.

The grand prize winner this year gets a $500 gift card to use for any Purple Dragon package(s) -OR- 5,000 Purple Bonus Points to add to your existing account.

There are also three Second Prizes: A free two-night hotel stays in Bangkok, Phuket or Chiang Mai.

However, everyone is a winner. Everyone who enters will receive an  100 Purple Bonus Points with our thanks. You get 200 Purple Bonus Points for each photo you enter, up to a maximum of 10 photos!

Contest Guidelines

Please print this page, read these rules, and follow them carefully to avoid being disqualified.

You may send as many photos as you like.

Your photos must have been taken in a place where Purple Dragon operates in Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Singapore, China, India, or Bhutan. (Look elsewhere on this website to see which destinations we offer in these countries.)  You get extra points if you took your photos while taking a Purple Dragon Tour.

Since we are already planning new Purple Dragon destinations you may also enter photos taken in Nepal or Sri Lanka.

We welcome the entry of gay-themed photos, we may disqualify any photo that we deem inappropriate or culturally offensive.

Photos of Buddhist monks may be disqualified if our judges find them to be offensive or in bad taste. (People here are very protective of monks and we have been criticized for some photos entered in the past.) Monks must appear to be 20+ years old.

This contest is for amateur photographers. If you sell or have sold photos for publication, you are not eligible to enter. Photos you enter have to be yours, of course. By submitting your photograph(s) you certify that they are your own. You have to tell us your full name (no nicknames, please) when you enter or your photos will be disqualified. We will not publish your full name if you ask us not to do so.

 Club Sanook and Purple Dragon's Annual hoto ContestYou must be a Member of Club Sanook, our private travel club, to participate in this contest. Click on the graphic on the right to join in under two minutes.

Please submit photos in digital format (in other words, no prints or slides) in JPG or PNG format. We prefer high resolution, if possible. Minimum size is 600 pixels wide. No black-and-white or sepia photos, please. Photos with obvious alterations or enhancements are not acceptable.

You may sent photos as an email attachment to: [email protected]. DO NOT paste them into the body of your email or your file names will be lost and it will be very difficult for us to identify and manage your photos. Send as many emails as necessary as long as each of them includes the information below. We recommend attaching no more than four or five photos to a single email.

Or send them on CD to:

Photo Contest
Purple Dragon Ltd.
942/58 Charn Issra Tower 1, Rama IV Road
Bangrak, Bangkok 10500

Your email or CD should include a list of the photos you submit with the following information:

1. Your full name. We will not publish your name if you instruct us not to.

2. The city and country where you live.

3. Titles of the photos attached to each email. Give each photo a descriptive file name, such as "DavidClimbingGreatWall.jpg";).

4. The place and approximate month and year where the photo was taken.

5. Optionally, please tell us the brand and model of the camera you used and the month and year the photo was taken. We will this information when available.

By submitting photos you authorize us to publish any images we believe are suitable on our websites. If photos are published in a format larger than 200 x 200 pixels they will be copy protected and the photographer will be credited with a caption. If you DO NOT want your name used, please tell us in advance.

The deadline for receipt of photos is 30 June 2014.  Club Sanook Members will be asked to choose ten finalists and winners will be chosen by a panel of judges. Winners will be announced in June.

Prizes must be used within one year, are subject to availability, and are not valid during holiday periods. Prizes may not be sold or transferred, have no cash value, and do not include airfare.

Good luck!