Photo competition on Hidden Gems of the Maltese Islands

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Photo competition on Hidden Gems of the Maltese IslandsThe European Destinations of Excellence are shining examples of sustainable, emerging destinations which are yet to be discovered. The European Commission started the European Destinations of Excellence (EDEN) project back in 2006 with the main aim of showcasing the beautiful diversity of Europe, focusing on special undiscovered destinations which sustain their local culture and traditions.

Malta has been participating in this successful project since its beginning and since then five localities have been awarded the prestigious title, The Hamlet of Santa Lucja in Gozo, Nadur, Gharb, Mellieha and Isla.

To promote these five special localities, the Malta Tourism Authority in collaboration with the Malta Institute for Professional Photography has launched a photographic competition entitled ‘Hidden Gems of the Maltese Islands.’ Eligible photos for the competition are those that showcase one of these five localities in a creative way, thus serving as a promotional tool for these winning localities.

The photos submitted should ideally place emphasis on the authenticity of any of the EDEN destinations mentioned above; be it a cultural element, the environmental surrounding, or an area that is not traditionally popular with tourists.

Entrance is free and the competition is open to Residents of Malta aged 16 and over. The owner of the winning photo will be presented a cash prize of €1,500 while first and second runners-up will be awarded €1,000 and €500 respectively.

Moreover, the top 30 photos will be exhibited in a special exhibition at Auberge D’Italie in Valletta during May. The Competition is open until Friday 30th March.

More info on the application process is available on the Facebook Page ‘Hidden Gems of the Maltese Islands’ and on www.tsdu.gov.mt/eden.

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