The Sint Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA) is organizing a photo competition as part of the promotions for the 2023 edition of its Annual Event Calendar. This competition starts September 7th and will be open for the upcoming weeks. Submitted photographs should portray landscapes, cultural symbols or art.

Each edition of the Calendar is distributed widely on island, internationally and via online channels. In addition to its well-known poster size, the calendar will be showcased in SHTA’s official in-room magazine VISIT St. Maarten.

Since the inception of the project in 2017, the calendar has become a recognizable visual sighted on St. Maarten and beyond, with its distinctive “Lego Block Look” designed by local artist Loic Bryan. The calendar is often used by foreign representatives, influencers and Caribbean organizations to promote St. Maarten’s liveliness and diversity it offers.

The photo contest kicks off September 7th ending on September 23rd, 2022 at noon. Entries submitted after this period will not be eligible. Applicants can send their photo to A maximum of three photos are allowed to be submitted per applicant. All pictures should be in high resolution making it fit for print. On the 26th of September, 2022 SHTA will announce the winner of the photo competition.

SHTA calls on companies and NGO’s to send in events they are planning for 2023 to be included in the Calendar before September 15th, 2022 via

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