The best reminders of a fabulous holiday are the photos we take in an exciting destination. With smartphone cameras becoming more and more sophisticated, it’s no surprise that 67% of people use their mobile phones as a camera on holiday. With that in mind, we launched a fabulous competition perfect for budding photographers, to show their best photo taken on a smartphone.
Our judging panel, the world-renowned photographers Stuart Franklin, Ian Berry, Art Wolfe and Massimo Vitali awarded the winning image to Zoe King, for her portrayal of the Gangaramaya Viharaya Temple, taken in Colombo (Sri Lanka). Stuart Franklin described the image as as "as colourful, exciting and compositionally well organised".
As winner of First Prize, Zoe is now the Celebrity Cruises Photo Ambassador for 2014, and will embark on a complimentary 14-night Scandinavia & Russia cruise. After taking shots at each port of call, Zoe’s best smartphone travel shots will be exhibited on the Celebrity Cruises blog. Well done to our runners up, showcased below, who will join us for a day onboard Celebrity Eclipse to take part in a photography workshop with iconic Magnum photographer, Stuart Franklin.
Runners-up, left to right:
Ashish Varma, Ashish Varma, Ewan Jamieson, Kate Cummings, Kate Cummings, Maulik Parmar, Mike Robinson.