Panasonic's MyPlace photo competition has now ended after 2 fantastic years of capturing special places. Panasonic would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has participated over the past 2 years and also announce the launch of the Lumix Award competition which is starting again soon. Sign up for updates at www.panasonic.eu/lumixaward
Now onto the winners of the MyPlace Photo of the Year competition - congratulations to Loisfoulger, who has won a 7 night trip to Egypt. Loisfoulger will have to chance to explore the many attractions of Cairo from the monumental Pyramids of Giza to the tiniest shops of the medieval market quarter and the breathtaking temples and tombs of Upper Egypt. This multi-centre holiday combines Cairo and Luxor, two of Egypt's most popular destinations. Known as the 'City of Minarets' Cairo is a colourful bustling city while Luxor offers truly amazing sightseeing on the west bank of the Nile.
Congratulations to the 3 runners-up - Guitarman74uk, mitch111mitchell & mickey1411; who have each won the new DMC-FZ38.
Loisfoulger explains that this is a special place as "I used to live next to the forest (Bewdley) and would enjoy seeing the sun set behind the trees. I managed to capture this evocative image the other day."
Guitarman74uk says that this is special to him as "I visited this falls in Wales. This beautiful falls drives the water wheel that can generate power enough to supply a street of twenty houses."
mitch111mitchell's MyPlace entry is based around "where I lived for the best time of my life, my first year of university. As you can see there wasn't much spare space, but it had everything an enthusiastic student could need; a chair to work from, and a BMX to get to uni. Those were the days..."
Mickey1411's entry is from "a holiday in Tenby, Pembrokeshire in South Wales. Passed by the shore see all these boat, its sad to see a boat not in the water".
MyPlace came to life after being inspired by the Our Place project. Over 800 places around the world are designated as Official World Heritage sites by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre. They encompass our planet’s most significant CULTURAL and NATURAL features. The 20 Our Place pro photographers armed with LUMIX cameras are currently photographing and documenting these special places for publication in an exciting new series of books and tv items, shooting the most remote places of our world in extreme conditions. Our Place will tell the stories of these sites and many more. Superb photography and evocative quotes and observations will be combined to tell the stories of Our Place on the planet. Visit the Our Place website to learn more.