Congratulations to our blessed April winner, Saw Seng Aun! His photo of his personal shrine has gained the votes of the celebrity judges, meeting the criteria of creative presentation while achieving a sense of tranquility and inner peace.
As award-winning interior designer Valerie Choi puts it,
“It’s a wonderful combination between the backdrop and the statue, waterfall and the tree with the Sleeping Buddha statue. This matches perfectly exuding a calm feeling. Not to mention its matching color and position of the statue as well.”
Saw Seng Aun’s photo won the majority of votes by our judges, winning him the top prize of the month, a 6” Vajrayogini Statue from H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s personal collection.
Vajrayogini is a representation of complete Buddhahood in female form, whose practices are associated with the Chakrasamvara Cycle of Anuttarayoga Tantra. She possesses supernatural powers and wisdom. Her practice is highly recommended as it is efficient, condensed, ’simple’ yet complete and for easily distracted people who ‘profess’ a lack of time, she is perfect.
Photographer and judge Brandon Lim also adds on to the winning photo saying: “because of how the shrine blends seamlessly with the landscaped background, giving the picture an extra dimension and at the same time making it soothing to look at. The placement of Tsem Rinpoche’s photograph introduces a balance to the picture, where both the revered figures lean towards opposite directions while remaining as one in focus and spirit. It also made me smile.”
The other lucky consolation prize winners to win a Turquoise pendant each courtesy of VajraSecrets.com are Any Loke, Karen C. and Michael Wise.
Author and judge Corinne Trang comments on Any Loke’s photo:
“This one stood out as I’ve seen it is created and celebrated with nature’s element. It’s very calming and at the same time engaging because I can almost feel the rocks and the water flowing on my hands. I love the sensory aspect of it very much.” While Fashion Designer/judge Eric Choong loved Karen’s photo, saying how he liked the modern and simple play of sunlight and outdoor nature balances the gray Buddha statue and colorful candle light holders.
Corinne also mentioned the other consolation photo that captured her attention. Michael’s photo being a more traditional altar, that it is very organized and purposely put together. She loved the inclusion of White Tara and Green Tara to the side of Buddha, creating a strong presence.
The Snap, Pray,Love competition runs till 31st of May where photos are still being submitted as you read. This competition invites all shrines/altars; no matter big, small, elaborate, simplistic, zen as this competition continuously aims to promote the joy of personal shrines.
So submit a photo of your personal altar today!
The upcoming prizes includes May’s monthly prize which includes a 8” Lama Tsongkhapa & Disciples Statues and 4 Turqoise pendants! Not to mention the ultimate GRAND PRIZE, in which the photo of a shrine/altar with the MOST VOTES will win a whole new altar makeover by Interior Designer Valerie Choi worth up to RM20,000!
How you can be a part of this?
#1 Snap a picture of your altar that best captures ‘Inner Peace’.
#2 Share with your friends.
#3 Get the most votes to be the lucky winner!
So give us your best shot and submit to start getting votes at http://blog.tsemtulku.com/snap-pray-love