My Pic of Mexico: Prizes

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Details about the prizes awarded to the winners of the “My Pic of Mexico” competition

The competition closed on October 31, 2017.  Learn about how the winning entries were chosen and meet the winners of the prizes.

The Mexican Embassy in the United Kingdom launched a photo competition for British tourists who captured their memories in pictures of Mexico, offering an opportunity to win a luxury trip back to Mexico compliments of Aeromexico and Grand Velas Resort, as well as two runners-up prizes.

Prizes Offered

First Prize:

Enjoy four days and three nights for two people at the sumptuous Grand Velas Resort in Los Cabos, with flights compliments of Aeromexico.

Second Prize

A cooking class and dinner for two at the Santo Remedio Restaurant in London.

Third Prize

Mexican meal for four at the Mestizo Restaurant in London.

Photographs must be uploaded between August and the end of October 2017.

All the pictures and the stories behind them will be published on Mexperience’s Award-Winning web site, and promoted through its newsletter and blog.

The winners and their prizes will be announced at Mexico’s pavilion at the World Travel Market 6-8 November 2017.

Image Criteria

The topic of the picture should be in tune with the competition’s theme:

“Tell us about your trip to Mexico — through a single, eloquent photograph that best expresses how you experienced its profound cultural heritage, its rich history, its color and lively traditions, in a way that will inspire others to follow in your footsteps and discover for themselves the exceptional experiences Mexico has to offer”

Each image should be given a title and include a brief explanation describing its relevance to the competition’s theme and why the image makes you wish to go back to Mexico.

A maximum of 5 pictures per participant is allowed.

Pictures can be in color or black & white.  They must not be digitally manipulated, but can be edited using Instagram filters and its creative tools.

All pictures must be uploaded to the participant’s Instagram account and tagged with #MyPicOfMexico to be considered in the competition. @Embamex_gbr should also be mentioned in the caption as well as the Instagram accounts of @visitmexico @grandvelascabos and @aeromexico

How the Winners Will Be Chosen

Photos uploaded to the participant’s Instagram account which meet the criteria (and mentioned with the account @Embamex_gbr in the caption and the appropriate hashtags mentioned above), will be reviewed and considered. After a careful review of the best photographs, the judges will select (with full autonomy) the three best submissions, based on:

  • The creativity and originality of the photo;
  • The quality of the submission; and
  • How the submission reflects passion and inspiration for Mexico

The short-list of finalists’ entries will be notified through Instagram by @Embamex_gbr on November 3rd, 2017.

To see the current images uploaded with the competition’s hash tag #MyPicOfMexico visit this page on Instagram.

The Jury

Images will be judged autonomously by prominent Mexican visual artist Manuel Delaflor; founder and editor of Mexperience Matthew Harrup; and Mexican creative photographer and stylist living in London Maria Marie

Full details about the competition, including terms and conditions, can be found here on the Mexican Embassy’s UK website.

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