Since the start of the year we have been running a photo competition in which entrants stand the chance of winning an amazing $8,000 trip in Asia. We’ve been asking for inspirational photographs to be sent in of your own village, town or city so we can get a taste of what life is like in your very own “Backyard”. So far we have had a great variety of pictures sent in and for our latest blog we thought we would feature some of the very best ones.
A splash of color. Manoj Bishwas took this picture at Chhath Puja Festival in Bihar, India. The festival is dedicated to the Hindu Sun God Surya.
A lady looks out across the Bosphorus to the magnificent Hagia Sophia. Onur Pinar sent in this great photograph of his hometown, Istanbul.
Children splashing about in Bali, Indonesia. This brilliant picture was taken by CK Lim.
Gautam Daw took this wonderful photo at Kolkata’s Festival of Colors in India.
Alamsyah Rauf’s picture shows a farmer drying her rice under the hot sun in Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Writwik Chakraborty took this inspirational picture of the Hornbill festival, in the little know Indian state of Nagaland.
The competition runs till December and we will also be giving out additional prizes for the best monthly entrants. So don’t forget to send in the very best picture of your own “Backyard”!