The legend of Shangri-La began in 1933, when British writer James Hilton told a story full of romance in his masterpiece, Lost Horizon. The story was set on the Tibetan Plateau in an idyllic and tranquil place called Shangri-La. Since its publication, the word “Shangri-La” has become synonymous with purity, grace, enchantment and elegance.
Continuing from the first “My Shangri-La” Photo Competition two years ago, the 2011 contest saw photographers invited to explore the theme of “Love and Harmony.”
The aim of the competition was to encourage amateur and professional photographers to discover and capture a personal Shangri-La, a paradise of serenity, mysticism and nature.