On the morning of Thursday, July 30, 2020, the Honorable Provincial Council awarded the winners of the photography contest “Chimborazo is like this”, and presented the book that includes the 85 finalist images that reflect the tourist attractions of the province.
Juan Pablo Cruz, prefect of Chimborazo, thanked the participants for having captured the beauty of the province in images, because, he said, they help strengthen provincial tourism.
“In this sustainable way we have a planning and perspective of tourism as a strategic value, tourism for Chimborazo is a value and a strategic industry for its citizens,” he said.
He added that the tourism sector is one of the hardest hit sectors due to the pandemic. “We are showing that in our weakness we become stronger,” he said, while stressing that, through this book, culture, gastronomy, nature, landscaping and adventure are reflected, to make known to the rest of the world that here in Chimborazo there is much to explore.
Luis Falconí, director of Productive Development, mentioned that thanks to this new administration, a strategy has been generated that allows the province of Chimborazo to position itself in the field of tourism in a cohesive manner and with social participation.
He reported that approximately 170 people participated in the contest, of which 24 went to the final and 3 were the winners.
The first place went to David Hidalgo Ponce with the photograph titled “Towards deeper waters”. Secondly Patrick Reuter with the photograph titled “El Chaku” and thirdly Andrés León with the photograph titled “Atardecer en Chunchi”.
David Hidalgo thanked the prefect Juan Pablo Cruz for the openness offered to those to participate in this tourist approach. “Photography represents people who are not afraid of the future, people who entrust themselves to the unknown, in order to build a better tomorrow,” he said.
The photographic book “Chimborazo is like this”, in its digital edition, is available on the Prefecture’s website, www.chimborazo.gob.ec. You can also access a virtual tour of the finalist photographs to appreciate the tourist beauties of the province.
Writing: Karol Barona