Seychelles Investment Board (SIB) launched its first photography competition on the 29th October 2018.
The theme of the competition was “Your World of Investment Opportunities, in line with SIB’s official tag line. Photographs had to depict developments or investment opportunities in Tourism, Fisheries, Real Estate, Agriculture, ICT, Financial Services and Energy. Participants had four weeks to register and submit their photos. As part of their registration, participants had to follow SIB’s Facebook page. The photos were placed in a Facebook album and voting began on Wednesday 28th November. Facebook fans were given up to Monday 03rd December to vote.
SIB presented the winners with their prizes at an award ceremony held on Wednesday 12th December 2018 at Trader Vic’s restaurant.
The 3rd Prize went to Jeven Zelia, with a total of 102 Facebook likes, for his photo entitled “The Eden Island”. Mr Zelia won dinner for two at Trader Vic’s Seychelles, sponsored by The H Resort Beau Vallon Beach, Seychelles.
The 2nd Prize was awarded to Mr. Yannick Cedras with 182 Facebook likes, for his photo entitled “Fisheries”. Mr. Cedras won 1 night’s stay at the Avani Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa, for 2 persons, with Buffet breakfast and dinner included at the Elements Restaurant.
His photo entitled “Agriculture at Anse Royale” earned 258 likes, awarding Mr. Stanislas adam 1st prize in the Photography Competition.
The Judging Panel also selected their favorite photo for the Judges’ Award. This award went to Mr. Yannick Cedras, for his photo entitled ‘Agriculture’. His photo was unanimously chosen by the judges not only for its portrayal of agriculture in Seychelles, but also for capturing the idea of 'growth', 'opportunities', 'start-up' and 'investments'.
Mr. Cedras won a prizes sponsored by Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa and Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa.
SIB wishes to thank all the photographers who participated in the competition, as well as to
the generous sponsors.