East photo competition #1: Staff favourites

Hoi An

If you follow our blogs on Japan and Burma, you might remember seeing posts about our favourite entries to our first-ever photo competition. The theme was "water", and we received all kinds of wonderful submissions from across Asia, ranging from lakes and paddy fields to water fights and festivals. The lucky winner was Adrian Furner, whose image of cormorant fishermen on the Katsura River won him a free luxury holiday to Japan!

Of course there can only ever be one winner, and there were lots of beautiful photos that didn't make the final cut. Below are some of our favourites, taken across Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Scroll to the bottom of the page for details of our current competition and how you can enter!

Hoi An, Vietnam

Thomas Taylor | Rice field workers in Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An, Vietnam

Joanne Marson| A romantic moment on the river in Hoi An

Sapa, Vietnam.

Nick Board | A long series of bamboo pipes provide water and power from the adjacent Cat Cat river, Sapa, Vietnam.

Srah Srang, Cambodia

Judith Hutcheson | Children playing in the water at dusk at Srah Srang, Cambodia

Hoi An

Joanne Marson | Peek-a-boo! Hoi An

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Nick Stefanelli | A blessing taking place at a Buddhist Monastery in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Hue. Vietnam.

Nick Board | People shelter from the rain in Hue. Vietnam.

Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia.

Judith Hutcheson | A friendly wave in the rain from the children of a floating village on the Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia.

My Son, Vietnam

Joanne Marson | Traditional musicians crossing the river in My Son, Vietnam

Pi Mai/Songkran (New Year) Laos

Nadir Ahmed | Pi Mai/Songkran (New Year) celebrations in Luang Prabang, Laos. A young girl throws water at passers-by. The pouring of water represents the washing away of the previous year's sins.

Interested in entering one of our competitions? If you're a budding poet, you'll love our current haiku competition, which could win you a fantastic set of high-quality Japanese cooking goodies from Japan Centre. Just click here to download our free magazine for details of how to enter.

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