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Cinnamon Sri Lanka Photography Competition

Photo enthusiasts win big at the Cinnamon Sri Lanka Photo Contest 2017 and the competition yields a striking collection of travel imagery

An exciting signature event conducted by Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts, the most recent edition of Cinnamon Sri Lanka Photo Contest ended with six winners from a cross section of categories. This year’s winners were selected from nearly 1,280 partici-pants who submitted over 5,750 entries.
By curating one of the most vibrant and captivating image banks for Sri Lanka, the contest reiterates the island’s positioning as a truly diverse and memorable holiday destination. The shortlisted entries were judged by a high profile panel that included award-winning photographers such as Ami Vitale, Chitral Jayatilake, Paul Goldstein and Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne among others.
Raveendra Siriwardene – the recipient of the overall grand prize and ‘Sri Lanka Tourism Photography’ award – emerged victo-rious in the ‘Sri Lanka Tourism Nature, Wildlife & Marine Photography’ category. As the grand prize winner, he assumes the title ‘Cinnamon Photographer of the Year’ along with a cash prize of US$ 5,000, international media exposure, a six-page spread in Cinnamon magazine and an all expenses paid curated photography tour around the country.

Sri Lanka Tourism Landscapes & Cityscapes Photography award
Winner: Chamika Janith Perera
Caption: Reflections
Description: This photo captures the reflection of the sky and clouds on a tranquil body of water.

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Sri Lanka Tourism Activity & Adventure Photography award
Winner: Yamuni Perera
Caption: Last Vacation
Description: This beautiful picture captures a group of young friends playing together in the mud.

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Culture & People award by Mobitel
Winner: Shehan Trek
Caption: Joyful Kidz
Description: This striking image of a group of young children captures their different expressions in a single shot.

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Sri Lanka Tourism Interiors Photography award
Winner: Kaveen Jayawardena
Caption: Simplicity
Description: This well aligned photo of ornamental teapots stacked against a solid backdrop is simple yet charming.

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Sri Lanka Tourism Photography award and Sri Lanka Tourism Nature, Wildlife & Marine Photography award (Grand Prize)
Winner: Raveendra Siriwardene
Caption: Airborne
Description: This striking photograph of two leopards
captures the rare moment they playfully clash in midair.

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Sri Lanka Photo Essay Photography award
Winner: Riddhi Parekh
Description: This captivating photo essay conveys the essentiality of having a place to call home and what it means to a couple who lost everything in the 2004 tsunami. The essay shows the work that 20 artists completed in two
days to inject life into their home again.

Cinnamon Sri Lanka Photography Competition

Cinnamon Sri Lanka Photography Competition

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