Budapest Photo Contest

2 comments Posted by: Roberta Gyori

Show off your photos of Budapest for a chance to win a Flip Ultra HD camcorder plus tickets to the Mai Mano House of Photography!

We believe that photos can inspire travel. Share your best shots of Budapest to let others experience this beautiful city through your unique lens and for a chance to win a Flip ultra HD video camera plus tickets to the Hungarian House of Photography. A special thanks to our friends at Mai Mano House for their sponsorship and for hosting world-class photo exhibitions in Budapest.

What is a Flip Ultra HD camcorder?

Flip cameras are one of the hottest electronic gadgets available today. The Flip Ultra HD camcorder takes amazing HD video clips as well as great photos. This sweet, pocket-sized camcorder comes in white & chrome flavor with 8GB of memory that can hold up to 120 minutes of recorded video. You will love having one!

What is the Hungarian House of Photography in Mai Mano House?

The Mai Mano House, built in 1894 as a photo studio, used to be the home and workplace of Mano Mai, the former imperial and royal court photographer of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Today, it is a photo gallery featuring world-class exhibitions. Located in Budapest's theatre district, the building also houses a bookshop, a library, and a cafe. Learn more about the Hungarian House of Photography in Mai Mano House.

How to enter?

  • Become a fan of on Facebook
  • Visit our 'Contest' page on Facebook
  • Upload your best photo of Budapest by 12:00am, October 19th, 2010
  • Rally your friends, family, cyber buddies and anyone else you know to vote for your photos and better your chances to win

What are the rules?

We won't judge the contest, you will. Our fans will get the final say in who will win these fabulous prizes. The photo with the most votes will win the Flip ultra HD camcorder. In addition the winner and the two runner-ups will each receive a ticket to the Hungarian House of Photography in Mai Mano House. The top 10 photos will also be featured on Each entrant can upload one photo to be eligible for a prize.

How will I know who won?

The winners will be notified via e-mail and announced on our website on October 22nd, 2010.

Do you have a winning shot? Become a fan and share your best Budapest photos for fun, great prizes and a chance to inspire others.

The results are in!

We received some amazing images. The votes have been counted and based on the total number of unique votes (remember, people could vote for each photo only once during the contest) the official results are the following:

Winner: Lovers in Budapest
by Alvin Rosales
270 votes

First runner-up: Keleti Palyaudvar
by Mona
236 votes

Second runner-up: Reflection
by Krisztian
103 votes

Flash on the Buda Castle by Peter – 80 votes
BP Photo Contest by Daniel – 46 votes
Best of Budapest by Steven – 43 votes
Elizabeth Bridge by Ildiko – 32 votes
Photo Contest – Budapest by Mark – 22 votes
Budapest 2008 by Sandor – 21 votes
Memorial by Xen – 20 votes
Taking Big Steps in Budapest by Lilya – 18 votes
Beautiful St. Annes Budapest, Hungary by Gabriella – 18 votes
Parliament from the Buda embankment by Reka Peti-Peterdi – 17 votes
Budimpesta – Parlament by Milan – 17 votes
Budapest – the perfect tourist destination in Europe by Ganesh – 17 votes
Sailing to Budapest by Aleksandar – 13 votes
Szabadsag-szobor by Zoltan – 8 votes
Walking around Budapest by Sylvia – 6 votes
Parliament by night by George – 6 votes
Budapest 20 of August by Kostas – 6 votes
Budapest reflections by Gabor – 5 votes
The Chain Bridge by Mohammad Hossein – 5 votes
Lovely Budapest by Otilia Maria Kintzel – 5 votes
I love Budapest by Pal – 5 votes
Kek 2010 by Jazzi Mazzi – 3 votes
Deak ter by Mester – 3 votes
Bazilika by Moldvai – 3 votes
The famous Matthias Church by Alexandre – 2 votes
Photo of Budapest by BAmrein – 2 votes
Budapest collage by Janos – 2 votes
Septemberfest by Monica – 2 votes
Trolley-Café by Patricia – 2 votes
Panorama by Maria – 1 vote
Moments of Budapest by Moldvai – 1 vote
Budapest sadness by Weisz Francois – 1 vote
View from the promenade by Bella – 1 vote
Budapest photo by Lea – 1 vote

Congratulations to the winners!

Some statistics: 37 photos qualified for the contest and received a total number of 1,045 valid votes (not including duplicates*). Thanks to everyone for participating and sending us your beautiful pictures. You can view all of the entries on our Facebook page. A special thanks to our friends at Mai Mano House - be sure to visit their photo exhibits.

*By default the contest application ranked the photos based on every click received during the contest, including duplicates.

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  1. Otis Tugwell opines:

    I was wondering who supplied the Flip camera for this contest. I have had one and it got stolen the other day and I would like to buy one here in Budapest but so far have not been able to find any stores that carry them. Could you direct me as to where your prize was acquired from.

  2. Roberta Gyori responds:

    @Otis Tugwell - The Flip camcorder came from the USA. Unfortunately, I don’t know where to buy one in Budapest…

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