Are you a photographer? A lensman? Or an aspiring photographer? If you are, then WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN OUR ONLINE PHOTO CONTEST “PALAraWAN” and be part of the celebration of the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD)and Staff of the 28th Anniversary of the Strategic Environmental Plan (SEP) for Palawan Act (RA 7611)!

The theme for this photo contest is “Time for Nature”, which is also the Philippine Environmental Month theme for 2020.

This contest aims to highlight the beauty of Palawan and to showcase the talents of Palaweños in different mediums of art. This will also be an opportunity for our fellow Palaweños to take a ‘virtual travel’ around Palawan through the photographs submitted by the participants, especially now that local travel is prohibited due to the ongoing pandemic. We also seek to raise the awareness of the people on the importance of environmental protection and conservation.

We will be hosting this activity online through the PCSDS’ Facebook page, and it will be linked to our Instagram page and website.

The photo contest has two (2) categories – “PRO” and “AMATEUR”, which have different mechanics and target participants.

“PRO” CATEGORY MECHANICS:

  • Photos are to be captured using SLR and DSLR cameras, drones (for aerial shots) or other high-quality cameras. Photos taken using mobile phone cameras, action cameras and pocket cameras are not allowed.
  • Entries must be raw image files. Thus, the photographs MUST NOT BE ENHANCED, SHARPENED, NOR MODIFIED to enhance its aesthetic appeal. However, it could be straightened or cropped.
  • The entries must be relevant to the theme “Time for Nature”.
  • Each entry should include a title and a short paragraph about its story.
  • Photo entries SHOULD NOT HAVE WATERMARKS.
  • Photos should have actually been captured by the contestant.
  • Photos that are stolen or plagiarized will be disqualified.
  • Each contestant is allowed to submit only one entry.
  • By submitting an entry, the contestant/s agree to allow the PCSDS to use their creative work, entirely or partially, in any of its activities, publications, posts, video productions, recordings, and other forms of media. In turn, the PCSDS will observe the proper giving of credits to the artists who originally created the works of art. 

FOR SUBMISSION OF ENTRIES:

  • Entries should include the following:

(1.) Name of the artist/group

(2.) Date taken

(3.) Where it was taken

(4.) Title of the photo and a short paragraph about its story.

  • Each participant should fill up a form using the google form through this link (CLICK ON THIS LINK)
  • Each entry will be posted on Facebook on June 16, 2020 at 8:00 PM. The number of “Likes” on the FB post of each entry is part of the criteria that will be rated. “Likes” only will be counted; shares and other reactions will not be counted.
  • DEADLINE OF SUBMISSIONS IS ON JUNE 16, 2020 AT 1:00 PM.

Online engagements on the entries will start upon its posting on June 16 at 8:00 PM and will end on June 30, 2020 at 1:00 PM.

  • Judging will start on June 18, 2020.
  • The entry/submission form on the link provided should be completely filled out. An incomplete form may be a ground for the contestant’s disqualification.

“AMATEUR” CATEGORY MECHANICS:

  • Photos should have been taken using mobile cameras, Go Pro’s, action cameras or pocket cameras. Photos taken using SLR cameras or other high-quality cameras are not allowed.
  • Entries must be raw image files. Thus, the photographs MUST NOT BE ENHANCED, SHARPENED, NOR MODIFIED to enhance its aesthetic appeal. However, it could be straightened or cropped.
  • The entries must be relevant to the theme “Time for Nature”.
  • Each entry should include a title and a short paragraph about its story.
  • Photo entries SHOULD NOT HAVE WATERMARKS.
  • Photos should have actually been captured by the contestant.
  • Photos that are stolen or plagiarized will be disqualified.
  • Each contestant is allowed to submit only one entry.
  • By submitting an entry, the contestant/s agree to allow the PCSDS to use their creative work, entirely or partially, in any of its activities, publications, posts, video productions, recordings, and other forms of media. In turn, the PCSDS will observe the proper giving of credits to the artists who originally created the works of art. 

FOR SUBMISSION OF ENTRIES:

  • Entries should include the following:

(1.) Name of the artist/group

(2.) Date taken

(3.) Where it was taken

(4.) Title of the photo and a short paragraph about its story.

  • Each participant should fill up a form using the google form through this link (CLICK ON THIS LINK)
  • Each entry will be posted on Facebook on June 16, 2020 at 8:00 PM. The number of “Likes” on the FB post of each entry is part of the criteria that will be rated. “Likes” only will be counted; shares and other reactions will not be counted.
  • DEADLINE OF SUBMISSIONS IS ON JUNE 16, 2020 AT 1:00 PM.

Online engagements on the entries will start upon its posting on June 16 at 8:00 PM and will end on June 30, 2020 at 1:00 PM.

  • Judging will start on June 18, 2020.
  • The entry/submission form on the link provided should be completely filled out. An incomplete form may be a ground for the contestant’s disqualification.

JUDGING CRITERIA:

  • Quality – 20%
  • Relevance to the theme of the photograph and its story – 25%
  • Creativity – 20%
  • Online engagement (Likes only) – 10%
  • Impact – 25%

Winners will receive cash prize, a token, and a plaque.