Capture "happiness" in Club Med's Photography Contest

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Dec 9, 2004
Winner of Photography Contest Stands to win Paid Assignment and Dream Stay
with Club Med Asia Pacific

Singapore, April 2009 - Since its inception in 1950, Club Med has continued to reinvent the alchemy of happiness. Today, it offers discerning international clientele a premium All Inclusive holiday experience tailored to suit their needs. Borne out of a desire to reinforce the message of happiness and at the same time, reveal the exceptional natural beauty of Bali that makes it even more desirable a holiday destination than ever, Club Med is calling for photo entries that will culminate in the winner walking away with a paid assignment contract and a dream stay at one of its eight resorts in Asia Pacific.

The call for entry is open now to all Asia Pacific residents aged 18 years and above, and closes on 8 May 2009. Submissions can be made via the contest minisite hosted on, a community network that connects more than 30,000 creative talents worldwide, amongst whom are semi-pro to professional photographers, designers and video-makers. The challenge thrown down to photography enthusiasts requires them to share their interpretation of Club Med’s promise - “Where happiness means the world” – in photographic stills. Rules and specifications for entry can also be downloaded on the Eyeka site.

At the end of this first stage, ten finalists shall be selected to participate in the second round of the contest which shall take place at the beautifully renovated Club Med Bali resort in Nusa Dua, Indonesia. Only one Grand Prize winner will be chosen by a panel of judges. Further, the works of the finalists will be showcased online during the second stage of the contest.

“Happiness shared with others represents the wonderful adventure that Club Med is and has always been. This is the life force of Club Med, on which it has drawn since day one and which drives it forward,” says Olivier Horps, Club Med’s Vice-President of Marketing, Asia Pacific. “Our communication studies in various Asian countries have also revealed that dreamy visuals of nature, landscapes and sceneries tend to inspire relaxation and an overall sense of well-being. We hope that by showcasing Bali as a destination, we spread some glimpses of its beauty and splendour that will perhaps trigger a desire to visit these dream places in reality.”

Extensive renovation to the Club Med Bali resort has transformed it into an exotic and charming haven: a perfect harmony between modern design and traditional Balinese architecture. Located in Nusa Dua on the south-east coast of the island of Bali, this gem is lush, tropical and picturesque. In the distance, the slopes of the Batur Volcano make a dramatic backdrop to terraced padi fields, while the clear blue waters and white sandy beaches of Bali are irresistibly breathtaking, making this resort the perfect choice for a blissful island escape and a versatile setting for the would-be finalists to unleash their imagination and creativity.

For young couples and families who want to explore all the beauty that Bali has to offer, Club Med Bali offers its guests a truly hassle-free holiday, where everything is taken care of – from a host of fun activities to superb food, drinks and snacks and childcare services at the Mini Club at no additional cost, leaving holidaymakers plenty of time and opportunities to reconnect with their loved one at Club Med. Because that is how Club Med envisions the holiday experience: creating an environment for guests that lets them discover and experience those moments of happiness that light up their lives and create lifelong memories. For news, holiday deals, special offers and more information on Club Med and its worldwide resorts, please visit

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