Malta’s top photographer has been honoured for his services to tourism.
Renowned photographer Daniel Cilia won the Special Recognition prize at this year’s Gozo Tourism Awards.
He said: ‘Very, very, happy and proud to be awarded a Special Gozo Tourism Recognition Award by the Gozo Tourism Association for my work towards tourism in Gozo through my photography and publications.
‘Thank you GTA. I promise all the committee and members this award will move me to work more and harder for Gozo and Malta.’
Daniel’s photos, such as the one below, are works of art.
Got very wet this morning, yet it was VERY worth it. A beautiful natural 'fireworks' display with long exposure to get…
Who is Daniel Cilia?
If you see a beautiful picture of the Maltese Islands in a book, magazine, newspaper, poster or billboard, chances are Daniel snapped it.
Born in Victoria in 1963, he has been snapping away since he was 13 and is regarded as Malta’s leading professional photographer.
Daniel’s work has been exhibited all over the world.
He also has an impressive 120 books about the Maltese Islands to his credit, including his latest ‘Ta’ Liesse, Malta’s waterfront shrine for Mariners’, which is due to be published this month.
All funds from the book will go towards the restoration of the paintings in the small Valletta church.
And the MV NIKOLAOS has arrived to the Gozo Channel and to the Gozo Channel!
'Il-Ballun tal-blalen' to close off the feast of Santa Luċija, Kerċem this evening a few minutes ago.What an amazing fireworks show for such a small community.Prosit to all involved!!!
Who else won Gozo Tourism Awards?
The annual ceremony, organised by the Gozo Tourism Association, was held at the Grand Hotel in Mgarr.
The awards were presented by Malta’s new tourism minister Julia Farrugia Portelli, Malta Tourism Authority chairman Gavin Gulia and Gozo Tourism Association chairman Paul Scicluna, pictured below, and Gozo Tourism Association chief executive Joe Muscat.
The other winners were:
- Worker of the Year: Charlayne Galea
- Young Tourism Worker of the Year: Megan Cauchi
- Tourism Entrepreneur of the Year: Francis Azzopardi of Calypso Trains
- Gozo Cultural Tourism Award: Dwejra Marine Environmental Education Centre
- Lifetime Achievement Award: Joe and George Said
- Tourism Commitment Award: Ivan Mifsud of Mifsud Bros Ltd