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LONDON, United Kingdom, 8 November 2017. – The three winners of the photography contest organised by the Embassy of Mexico for British tourists, titled #MyPicOfMexico, have been awarded.

Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism, Enrique de la Madrid and the Ambassador of Mexico to the United Kingdom Julian Ventura, presented the awards, at Mexico’s pavilion in London’s World Travel Market (WTM), one of the world’s foremost travel industry events.

The three winning photographs, as well as another 341 submissions, were posted on British tourists’ Instagram accounts between August and October 2017 — with the aim of sharing a visual story about their trips to Mexico and how they experienced its cultural heritage, history, and lively traditions in a way that would inspire others to follow in their footsteps and discover for themselves the exceptional experiences Mexico has to offer.

After uploading the photos using the hashtag #MyPicOfMexico, a panel of judges carefully reviewed all the images that met the contest’s rules, seeking-out images that showed creativity and originality. The three finalists chosen by the judges were invited to Mexico’s pavilion at the WTM.

The First prize (4 days and 3 nights for two at Grand Velas Los Cabos including flight tickets sponsored by Aeromexico) was awarded to Anna Bruce for her image of a typical market in Oaxaca; the second prize (a cooking class with wine pairing and dinner for two at Santo Remedio restaurant) was awarded to Robert McDermott for his atmospheric image of colonial Mexico taken in Chiapas, and the third (a Mexican meal for four people at Mestizo restaurant in London) was presented to Sean Hooker, for his image of the Pyramid of the Sun  at Teotihuacán.

Collaboration between Aeromexico and the Embassy of Mexico has played a key role in the promotion of cultural and economic exchanges between both countries. This contest reflects the rich diversity of tourist attractions offered in Mexico, where the airline continues to build more air bridges to provide better connectivity for its clients.

With over 35 million visitors annually, Mexico is the eighth most visited country in the world. The UK is Mexico’s third-largest source of international visitors after the United States and Canada, with more than half-a-million British tourists visiting each year.

The three winning photographs and the stories behind them will be published on the award-winning web site Mexperience, through its informative newsletter and blog.


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