Photo Prize 2010 Winners Announced
16 November, 2010, Basel, Switzerland
Syngenta announced the winners of its 2010 Photo Prize competition at a special exhibition at the Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland. Nigel Hallett from Australia, Zoltán Balogh from Hungary and Mario Pereda from Spain were awarded first, second and third prize vouchers of $8000, $5000 and $3000, respectively. The winning photos were selected from 3800 entries from 87 countries, based upon their quality, creativity and interpretation of Syngenta’s purpose: Bringing plant potential to life.
“As we celebrate our 10th Anniversary, I have enjoyed seeing so many creative and original interpretations of our company’s purpose,” said Mike Mack, Syngenta CEO. “Agriculture comes in all shapes and sizes. The power of photography brings the richness and diversity of our industry to life. The photos are a great reflection of our daily job, where we work with farmers in the field and the environment they live in.”
Syngenta employees also submitted over 900 photographs, with winning entries from the Netherlands, the UK and Germany. All external and internal winning entries were judged upon their creative interpretation, color and composition, and quality and technique. The diverse judging panel included Syngenta representatives, a Syngenta customer and professional and amateur photographers.
The winning entries were:
External - Amateur and Professional:
1st: Nigel Hallett
2nd: Zoltán Balogh
Countryside in Finland
3rd: Mario Pereda
Ifugao rice terraces
Internal- Syngenta Employees:
1st: Cor Pennekamp
Removing the last flowers from the tulips to get a better bulb
2nd: Monica Garcia-Alonso
3rd: Simone Bayer
Not all bananas are yellow
Read the Syngenta Photo Prize 2010 press release here.