In welcoming the fifth anniversary of Mangupura Town, the Badung government led by the Sanitation and Landscaping Agency (DKP) will hold an international photo contest. “The competition is aimed to show off a different side of the Badung County, namely Badung in the international eyes,” said Puta Eka Mertawan, the Head of DKP Badung.
All participants, added Eka Mertawan, could be photographers from around the world both amateur and professional and would not be distinguished. Meanwhile, the object of the photography could take 7 landscaping garden under management of the Sanitation and Landscaping Agency. “It is intended that the landscaping gardens can be viewed online or from around the world. We want Mangupura to go international,” he said.
Seven iconic landscaping gardens under the authority of the DKP Badung included the Bima Sakti located at Mengwi, Rama Sita Park, Hanuman Park at Sempidi, Ground Zero World Peace Park Kuta, Dewa Ruci Park, Gatotkaca Park and Ngurah Rai Park on Jalan Bypass Tuban.
The photos contested were the result of the latest shooting in 2014 because all the existing parks had already been refurbished, so they looked very beautiful. The arrangement had been done thoroughly. “Photographers are free to choose the object including its angle. It can be taken in the morning, at noon or at night,” he added.
This competition, explained the former spokesperson of Badung, would indirectly be able to promote Badung especially the “Mangupura City, County of Badung.” This contest would automatically be able to popularize the capital of the Badung County. “The prize is very attractive, in addition to making money worth tens of millions of rupiahs, the winners will also get a voucher to stay at five-star hotel,” he said. (BTN/015)