Shangri-La Photobook

My Shangri-La Photography Competition

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.

The 2011 “My Shangri-La” Photography Competition

The 2011 theme, which required professional and amateur photographers to capture the essence of “Shangri-La” through “love and harmony,” drew nearly 3,000 entries.

The 31 winning photographs featured in this digitised album are the result of a highly professional and critical selection process by a renowned panel of judges.

The ever-changing world is reflected in all these works of art, where the ideas of Shangri-La are captured and preserved for all eternity…

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My Shangri-La Photography Competition 2009

The 2009 theme, which required professional and amateur photographers to capture the essence of "Shangri-La" through the qualities of grace, enchantment, serenity and nature, drew almost 4,000 entries.

The 30 winning photographs featured in this digitized album are the result of a highly professional and critical selection process by a renowned panel of judges.

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