Since February our brilliant photography competition has been running where the winning prize is a life-changing US $8,000 dream trip in Asia. We’ve been asking for inspirational photographs to be submitted via our Facebook page that tell a story from your home town, or ‘Backyard’, with the taker of the winning photograph winning this extraordinary prize. With just two-weeks left to enter the competition we thought that we would feature a selection of some of the best pictures that have been submitted so far.
Bangkok has a sizeable Chinese community and Andy Brown took this photo of these men concentrating hard on their checkers strategy in the Surasak area of the city.
The Higantes Festival in the Philippine town of Angono is colorfully captured here by Rizal Russ’ photograph. The festival takes place on the 23rd November every year and honors San Clemente, the patron saint of fishermen.
This wintery scene in the English county of Kent is captured beautiful in Cindy-Lou Dale’s photograph. Beyond the lighthouse is the English Channel which leads to France but with all the snow you can’t actually make out where the land ends and the sea begins.
Ricardo Varella’s picture shows the full force of the Caracol Falls in his home state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Situated in the far south of the country, the falls are an incredible 130 meters high.
Sergey Martyushev’s atmospheric photograph is of Solovetsky Monastery in Omega Bay in the far north of Russia. Home to a handful of Monk the holy monastery was once used a prison in Soviet times.
The submission deadline for entering the competition is in just two-weeks (on September1st)) so don’t forget to submit the very best picture of your own “Backyard”!