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    The 16th Korean Air Traval Photo Contast

    The 16th Korean Air Traval Photo Contast


    [Theme]

    “Memorable Travel Moment”
    (Any entry which has been submitted for domestic or overseas competition will be disqualified.)

    [Eligibility]

    Anyone who likes travel and photography

    [Application Period]

    July 27, 2009 (Mon) ~ August 31(Mon), for 36days

    [Details]

    ■ Photo Size
    -Film Camera Photo : Black and White or Color printed photo, <11 X 14> inch
    -Digital Camera Photo : Black and White or Color image,
    ※ In case of preliminary winners, original file registration (over 3000 pixel, available for printing)

    ■ Contest Submission
    -Online: Visit to photo.koreanair.com to download the application form. After completing the form, please save it and send as an attachment.
    * Submission is available via mail or in person (For digital camera photos, submission is available
    only via online.
    - Reception Office Address : HS Ad & Korean Air Travel Photo Contest Office, 12F LG Mapo Bldg., Gongduk-2dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Korea (Zip code : 121-721)

    ■ Maximum Number of Submission : Five per entrant (for both film and digital photos)
    ■ Inquiries :


    [Results Announcement/Awards]

    ■ Announcement : The winners will be announced on September 22(Tue) at our online contest gallery (photo.koreanair.com) and Hankook Ilbo, and notified individually by e-mail.
    ※ Announcement date can be changed due to schedules

    ■ Awards Ceremony : October 7 (Wed), 2009. 10:00 Seoul Sejong Center Annex Hall (Gwanghwamun Gallery)

    ■ Prizes (Combined judging for film and digital entries)

    -Grand Prix Prize (1) : A trophy and two prestige class round trip tickets to any Korean Air destination + two domestic economy class round trip tickets-
    -Gold Prize(1) : A trophy and two prestige class round trip tickets to any Korean Air destination
    -Silver Prize(2) : A trophy and two economy class round trip tickets to any Korean Air destination
    -Bronze Prize(6) : A trophy and two economy class round trip tickets to Japan/China/Southeast Asia Korean Air flies
    -Meritorious Prize (50): A trophy and two domestic economy class round trip tickets
    - Capture the moment prize (5): Canon IXUS90IS
    ※ The grand prix, gold, silver, and bronze prize winners will attend the Awards Ceremony to receive their awards. If the winners cannot attend the ceremony, their family members with entrusted certificate may attend instead.

    [Exhibition/ Period]

    ■ Seoul -Sejong Center Annex Hall (10.07 ~ 10.13)
    ■ Busan ? Yongdusan Arts Gallery (10.22 ~ 10.27)
    ■ Daegu ?Debec Gaellery (11.04 ~ 11.09)
    ■ Gwangju- Lotte Arts Gallery (11.12 ~ 11.18)
    ■ Daejeon- Galleria Department Store (11.20 ~ 11.25)

    [Rules]

    1) All copyrights of winning photos will belong to Korean Air.
    2) Awards will be cancelled for any entry which is imitated, composed, counterfeited, retouched, or have been awarded at any other competition.
    3) The winning entrants should submit the original film (for film photo) and the original downloaded file (for digital photo) within the requested time period.
    4) All submitted entries will not be returned.5) The supplementary prizes (tickets) are non-transferable except for direct family members.
    ※ The above timeline may change and for more information on the contest, visit to
    http://photo.koreanair.com

    [Etc]
    Hosted by Korean Air
    Sponsored by Hankook Ilbo and Canon
    Organized by Korean Air and HSAd.

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    Re: The 16th Korean Air Traval Photo Contast

    Well, at least they don't say the own the copyrights to any image submitted for consideration. And the prizes aren't bad -- if you live in Korea.


    Note to self: the Korean Air fleet includes Airbus aircraft -- check before booking.

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    Re: The 16th Korean Air Traval Photo Contast

    Quote Originally Posted by Oxide Blu View Post
    Well, at least they don't say the own the copyrights to any image submitted for consideration. And the prizes aren't bad -- if you live in Korea.
    ... or for those living at a Korean Air destination, wanting to go to Korea. That would be me

    Quote Originally Posted by Oxide Blu View Post
    Note to self: the Korean Air fleet includes Airbus aircraft -- check before booking.
    Should be safe then

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    Re: The 16th Korean Air Traval Photo Contast

    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    ... or for those living at a Korean Air destination, wanting to go to Korea. That would be me



    Should be safe then

    Well said, Jorgen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    ... or for those living at a Korean Air destination, wanting to go to Korea. That would be me

    That's because you are an optimist -- thinking you will be one of the top 4 prize winners, not one of the other 61 prize winners. Only the top 4 get the plane tickets (on an Airbus?!? ) to/from Korea.

    Should be safe then
    No. Airbus rates somewhere around 15th, 16th, 17th for safety -- as of 2005. I think except for the 747, all Boeing planes rate higher for safety. And "no", I do not, and will not fly Airbus. That last major Airbus disaster was a plane that came apart INFLIGHT! It did NOT breakup on impart as we are being told. (Would you get on an Airbus if you were told one came apart during flight?) What we don't know is if it was a design/structural fault or pilot error that cause the plane to come part inflight.

    You can look up the stats here:

    http://www.planecrashinfo.com/index.html

    http://www.airdisaster.com/

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    Re: The 16th Korean Air Traval Photo Contast

    Most of the airplanes listed among the top 10 in that statistic are old and on their way out, or small commuter planes. The exceptions are the Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 families that both do well (5th and 7th rank). Neither the Boeing 777 nor the Airbus A330/340 are mentioned at all.

    Oh well, having crossed the street in Saigon several times lately, and survived (!), probably classifies me as invincible anyway I'll fly anything that turns up at the airport as long as it's a reputable airline. That's much more important than the type of airplane.

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    Yeah, the fly by wire planes aren't in the database yet. Most telling for me was to look at the number of take offs compared to the number of incidences; e.g. how many take offs per incident.

    Regarding reputable airlines:

    In March 2008 the FAA started proceedings against Southwest Airlines, presenting documents showing Southwest allowed 117 of its aircraft to fly carrying passengers despite the fact that the planes were "not airworthy" according to air safety investigators. Planes were allowed to fly for up to 30 months after the inspection deadlines had passed, rendering them unfit to fly. Records indicate that thousands of passengers were flown on aircraft deemed unsafe by federal standards. Southwest declined comment at the time ...

    On March 2, 2009, Southwest settled these claims, agreeing to pay the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) fines of $7.5 million for these safety and maintenance issues. The original fine of $10.2 million - a sum which would have been the largest fine in the agency’s history - was negotiated down after a year of negotiations. ...


    Some of that is from Wikipedia, not a reliable source, but I used it because I remember hearing about all of Southwest's problems in the news. Oh, and there is this from a couple days ago:

    Southwest Airlines is inspecting about 200 aircraft after a football-sized hole opened up on a 737-300 in flight on Monday.

    The hole appeared mid-cabin toward the top of the aircraft, ...


    I think as the economy continues to crap on us we will see more and more of these kinds of stories -- airlines cutting corners on maintenance and safety inspections. Wondering if Southwest's 117 planes that weren't inspected were able to keep flying without problems because they are all Boeing product? Not an Airbus in the SW fleet.

    And as I recall, American Airlines got nailed with $1-million+ fines last year for something similar.

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    Forgot to mention I have been listening to Professor William Forstchen talking about how an EMP (electromagnetic pulse) could affect current technology. His concern is EMP weapons but he also mentioned the sun does the same thing with sun spots -- generates EMP. Recently, the sun hasn't had any spot, now just starting up with spots again, projecting 2010-2012 for severe sun spot activity that could result in devastation EMP. It has happened before, sun spots took out a power generation plant, killed TVs, radios, etc.

    It matters because enough of an EMP hit would cause an airliner in flight to basically shutdown and do a nose dive. Fwiw, he said a single nuke EMP detonated 300 miles above Kansas would basically go unnoticed by people on Earth, would look like a normal power outage, but would immediately cause about 250,000-500,000 deaths just from the airliners inflight that would nose dive. It would knock out all power generation, all transportation, all communication in the cont US. It is thought sun spots can do the same thing but it is not known how strong the EMP needs to be to knockout a plane because airplanes are 'hardened' to survive lightening strikes, would survive EMP up to some level -- no one knows how much EMP it takes to bring one down. The only tests for EMP studies from a nuke were a failure because the EMP was so strong it fried the test equipment.

    This will scare the crap-ola out of anyone: http://www.onesecondafter.com/pb/wp_..._d10e87d9.html

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    Re: The 16th Korean Air Traval Photo Contast

    One thing that has puzzled me ever since the major terrorist attacks 6-7 years ago, is that they haven't gone for the electrical supply in one of the big cities, like NY. My guess is that they aren't looking for the optimum damage, but for the optimum spectacle. Crashing airplanes into skyscrapers or blowing up trains create bigger headlines than a power outage killing tens of thousands of people in a big city.

    None of this prevents me from flying Airbus though, particularly the A320 (which is fly by wire too btw., but it can still be flown and landed without engine power, even on water ).

    Again, crossing the street in Saigon is far more risky than the statistical chance of any terrorist attack and/or airline accident.

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