India’s biggest and only expatriate photo competition was held in Chennai
for its 15th successful year, with over 672 entries from 21 nationalities
One of the models from Finland said “I am in this program because no other country we relocate to will offer us such a unique experience of participating in a fashion show wearing traditional costumes”
Display of colourful photographs and countless memories made our annual Beautiful India Expatriate Photo Competition special, and this year, there was one more reason to celebrate – our photo competition turns 15! To mark this milestone, we had introduced the theme of ‘Indian Weddings’, apart from our regular categories, and it was pleasure to see you there, as an important member of the press, at our glittering awards ceremony that showcased the cultural diversity of weddings in India, through a spectacular show by our expatriate friends.
672 photographs with unique perceptions, ideas and interpretations were displayed– The fifteenth annual Global Adjustments Beautiful India Expatriate photo competition, in association with the Hyatt Regency, Chennai, was an amalgamation of cultures from around the world. 21 nationalities were among the 71 expat participants this year – British, American, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Australian, New Zealander, Irish, French, Hungarian, Brazilian, Korean, French, Polish and Thai – took centre stage on Sunday, November 18, with their personal tribute to the land they now call home.
The Judges of this event were Ms. Jennifer Mclntyre, US Consul General, Shinya Fujii, Director General, JETRO and Santosh Sivan, National Award winning Cinemotographer, Film director, and producer.
This year, expatriate women walked the ramp as Indian brides, to demonstrate, being symbolically married to India. Ranjini Manian, Founder CEO of host company, Global Adjustments, said: ‘By immersing foreign direct investor families into India, we demonstrate that the India’s gap in infrastructural efficiency, we amply make up with the warmth of our culture’
As India’s premier relocation, realty and cross-cultural services company, Global Adjustments (www.globaladjustments.com) has over 17 years, helped more than a thousand people from 79 countries make India home, understand its culture and become fully participative members of the country they have adopted. It organises many such community-connection events to facilitate this.
In the past years, the media has been generous in its support of these cross-cultural initiatives and we thank you for your continued support this year too.
This spectacular Awards Ceremony was held from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm on Sunday, 18th November, at Hyatt Regency, Chennai.
Jennifer Meddick: We enjoyed the exhibit of photos as well as the magnificent bridal display. India is such a country of colors!
Olivia & Jérôme Gasser: Beautiful moments that will stay in our minds for long time!! It was so good to be dressed like an Indian bride, to feel it, to learn how to walk in a ramp, how to wear a saree…
Jim Wells: I was very impressed with the photos and with the organization of the show. A+ . I need to invest in a better camera and I need to visit some of these places.