Basseterre, St. Kitts, November 15, 2017 (SKNIS): Whether you have a professional grade camera or a simple cell phone camera, all are invited to participate in a photo competition, which is a part of Tourism Awareness Month, to capture the unique essence of St. Kitts and its tourism product.


Up for grabs are professional cameras, cell phones, tablets, Bluetooth earphones, an Echo and much more.


“We have a lot of prizes for people who can take captivating photos of our product,” said Public Relations Manager at the St. Kitts Tourism Authority Saju Ng’alla, who appeared on “Working for You” on November 15. “By that I mean anything that is cultural, anything that [shows our] heritage, anything that is related to the tourism theme. It could be a historical site, the museum, tourists walking around, but it has to be artistic.”


Participants are asked to upload their photos to their personal Facebook page with the caption #ilovestkitts.


“Once you own a social media page – it could be Twitter, Instagram or Facebook – upload your photo and hashtag it. The subject can be anything from Carnival to our beaches. It could be anything that you think is tourism related. It could be a sunset, it could be food or it can be people,” explained Mr. Ng’alla.


There are three categories for the photo competition namely the under 12 category, the youth category, which is for 13 to 19-year-olds, and the adult category, which is for anyone who is 20-years-old or over.


The deadline to upload all photos is November 27, 2017. Persons are allowed to submit more than one photo. Once the photos are uploaded they will appear on the Facebook page “Faces of St. Kitts Tourism.” Names and information about the photo will be tagged and judged on November 29, 2017.


According to Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Carlene Henry-Morton, this is not just a competition, as the photos may be viewed globally.


“You really don’t know where that photo is going to end up or the impact of it. It might be something that is so outstanding that it ends up on magazine covers. You will be able to get that type of recognition,” she said.


Mrs. Morton is encouraging all persons to participate, as others will be able to experience the tourism product through their lens.