The Seychelles Tourism Board has launched a Facebook photo competition in an effort to boost and promote one of the island nation’s unique qualities – its melted-pot cuisine. Participants entering the competition titled ‘Best of Creole Cuisine’ should focus on capturing the creativity and uniqueness of Seychelles’ Creole cuisine. Seen as one of the island nation’s tourist attraction, the Seychellois cuisine is a fusion of flavours from African, Indian, Chinese, French and English cooking.
“We have decided to go with the theme ‘Best of Creole Cuisine’ with the hope of getting a diverse selection of Seychelles cuisine photos from participants,” said Vahid Jacob, the tourism board’s director of Digital Marketing. A selection of weekly snapshots will be made by an internal panel at the tourism board.
“Chosen submissions will be placed in an album on the Seychelles Tourism Board’s Facebook page every week, on Thursdays at 2:00 p.m.,” said Jacob. Each week after the panel has posted their chosen photograph, followers of the page will then have 24 hours to like their favourite image(s). Weekly winners will be photographs with the highest number of likes.
Photographers have until Thursday, August 10 to submit their entries. After the deadline, the weekly winners will be placed in a new album for fans of the page to vote, yet again, for their favourite. On Friday, August 18, the top three snapshots with the most likes will be declared the winners. The first prize is two return tickets to Paris onboard Air Seychelles. The second and third prizes are two nights on half-board basis for two persons at Le Meridien Fishermen’s Cove and Savoy Seychelles Resort and Spa, respectively.