AN alms-offering ceremony, organized by the Mandalay regional government as part of efforts to boost Myanmar-Thailand ties, will be held on 8 December in Mandalay. At the ceremony, alms-offerings will be made to 30,000 members of Sanghas, and the event will also include a photo contest.
A competition is being organized to get a good photo record of the ceremony, according to the Event Media Information Sub-Committee.
The competition will be open for everyone. Photographers will be allowed to submit five 10X15 inch photo entries. The winner of the contest will be awarded K700,000, the second placed winner will get K500,000, the third placed winner will get K300,000, and there will also be a consolation prize of K100,000.
Registrations will be open from 2 to 6 December 12 noon. In order to register, applicants will need to submit two photos of license size to the Information and Public Relations Department. The department will issue ID cards to photographers, who will be required to wear white shirts on the day of the competition.
Photographers will not be allowed to take photos of important dignitaries from up close. Such photos will also not be allowed in the photo competition. Photographs of the preparation and management of the rice offering ceremony will be allowed in the competition. —Tun Tun Naing
(Translated by Hay Mar)