National Geographic Channel and Canon announce winners of Explore To Inspire Photo Contest

A few months ago, National Geographic Channel and Canon launched an Asia wide Explore To Inspire Photo Contest and after more than 16,200 entries received for the Explore To Inspire Photo Contest, Kazi Riasat Alve (from Bangladesh) has been announced as the winner.

1st Prize

First prize – “Playing in the muddy field” by Kazi Riasat Alve (Bangladesh)

Held in celebration of National Geographic’s 125th anniversary, the two-month-long contest in late 2013 was open to all aspiring young photographers, aged 18 and above, residing in 13 countries – Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand or Vietnam.

First prizewinner, Kazi Riasat Alve (Bangladesh) won judges over with an inspiring perspective of a young boy lying on his back in a muddy field, lifting one’s spirit with the quiet calm confidence of a smile, against all odds. Taken with a Canon EOS Kiss X3 and Canon 18-55mm, f/3.5-5.6 lens, Kazi captured the winning shot at Dhaka, in a school field where underprivileged children plays after school.


From left: First runner-up “Going home” by Asep Teguh Kantyana (Indonesia) and second runner-up “Journey to the past” by Marco Tjokrosantoso (Indonesia)

Asep Teguh Kantyana and Marco Tjokrosantoso, both from Indonesia, were awarded first and second runners-up respectively. They will receive a Canon EOS 6D (body) and a Canon EOS 70D (body). The top three photographs from the contest will also be featured in the March 2014 copy of National Geographic’s Asia Edition.

A summary of the winners and prizes as follows:

1st Place

Kazi Riasat Alve (Bangladesh)

– Canon EOS 5D Mark III (Body)

– Trip to National Geographic Weekend Photography Workshop in San Francisco

– Winning photo published in National Geographic magazine

1st Runner-up

Asep Teguh Kantyana (Indonesia)

– Canon EOS 6D (Body)

– Winning photo published in National Geographic magazine

2nd Runner-up 

Marco Tjokrosantoso (Indonesia)

– Canon EOS 70D (Body)

– Winning photo published in National Geographic

* Information and details Courtesy of National Geographic Channel, Canon Singapore and Full Circle PR * 

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