A photo contest to engage with their guests


Gone are the days of going for a holiday and just lying down and doing nothing. We now travel with a purpose, we explore places, we indulge in activities and most significantly we are trying to be travelers not tourists. Through photographs we capture special moments, landscapes and everything that interests us in and around the destination.

The Serai and Barefoot Resorts came up with this unique idea of engaging their guests with the destination and share those great memories that made their holiday memorable.

Shutter Bug Photography Contest was started in the month of April 2016. The contest officially closed on the 30th, September, 2016. The contest was open to all those who visited The Serai Resorts in Kabini, Bandipur, Chikmagalur or Barefoot Resorts at the Andamans. All in all about 500 entries were received for 4 very distinct categories in the contest.

Loading Miles attended the Shutter Bug Photography awards ceremony hosted by The Serai and Barefoot Resorts at CCD square. As we walked in, we could see selected photographs captured by the participants which were on display.

Judges, participants, and the celebrities graced the event. Waseem Khan co hosted the event with the introduction of the expert panel which comprised of award winning photographers like Ganesh Shankar, Sudhir Shivaram, Joshua Bartonand ,Harish Shantikumar and welcomed Mr. Samit Sawhny – Barefoot Founder & Director, part of Serai Group on the stage. Prizes were distributed to the finalists. During the event eminent artist Shan- Re was welcomed on the stage and was requested to paint the winning photograph at the venue, which was not shown to the audience. Once she finished the painting of the winning photograph, it was unveiled to the audience and the event concluded with presenting the award to the winner Denys Kumaran who had captured a silhouette of her son walking on the beach.

Grand Prize winner received a 1 Lakh Cash prize and  3 Category winners won dream vacations at the Serai & Barefoot Resorts.


Grand Prize Winner


Winner of the My Moments Category


Winner of the Nature & Landscape Category

We often visit beautiful destinations, get pampered in luxurious resorts and come back with memories. Hats off to Serai for organizing this photo contest to tell their guests they are not forgotten. They are going to have this contest every year, so don’t forget to click pictures when you visit their properties.


For a luxury experience, which is truly authentic and organic book your stay at any of the four inspired resorts. http://www.theserai.in/










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