Contest Lifeline 5 august - 30 august 2019

Meet the jury


Catalin Gruiea  is the Editor-in-Chief of the Romanian editions of National Geographic & NG Traveler.
He has seen much of the world, but Thailand will always be his favorite country. He is in love with the beauty of the land and of its people. For him it is just an incredible world of sincere smiles and joy, of politeness and civilization. Catalin has traveled to Thailand 9 times and has written more than two dozen travel stories about Thailand, published in popular Romanian magazines: National Geographic Traveler, National Geographic, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, FHM.
For some of these articles he was awarded the Kinarri Trophy, Friends of Thailand Awards - award that was handed to him in Bangkok, in 2013.
Helmut Ignat is an award winning photographer and General Manager of Konica Minolta Business Solutions.


Emil Danailov is a Bulgarian travel journalist and photographer. Having the soul of a nomad and a degree in Literature he spent the first decade of this century as editor-in-chief of Odysseus, the most popular travel magazine in Bulgaria at the time. Since then he has been writing for various online and print media outlets. As a photographer he is interested in street, portrait, landscape, everyday lifestyle, social topics, as well as adventures in the great outdoors. He shares his experience in travel photography by organizing workshops and photo tours, both in Bulgaria and abroad. You can see his works here:    
Alexander Petrov is a digital engineer and entrepreneur. He was part of the team that started the first Bulgarian online photo societies and photo contests and has a long experience managing and organizing photography events, contests and exhibitions.