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Ten Photos to Shake the World PHILIPPINES


Ten Photos to Shake the World PHILIPPINES

The challenge of sustainable and inclusive growth is too great for anyone to handle. However, together we can empower each and every one by taking small steps towards sustainable life. Each of us is a witness of localized efforts and innovations: solar bottle bulbs, bicycle powered batteries, furniture and even houses made of old cans and plastic bottles… This inspiration list goes on. Capture these realities and remind us that a sustainable future is within our reach. “It’s not faith in technology, it’s faith in people.” – Steve Jobs


The contest is open to all Philippine citizens who are at least 18 years old as of September 1, 2013. ASSIST employees cannot participate in the contest.

The photos must capture sustainable inventions, human partnerships, cooperation for a sustainable economic development, inspirational and empowering activities/scenarios/innovations, under the overarching theme: “A showcase of Empowerment, Partnership, and Innovations for Sustainable and Inclusive Development.”

All photos must be taken in the Philippines.

Entries must be original; they should not be submitted to any other competition owned by other entity, and they should not be subject to any copyright issues.

Entries should not reference any person, group, or organization without their consent. By submitting entries, participants guarantee that all necessary permissions were acquired.

Entries should not bear watermarks, signatures, frames or other markings, e.g. date/time stamps, etc.

Digital manipulation is not allowed, except for basic post-processing enhancements such as contrast, color balance, sharpening, cropping, dodging, and burning adjustments.

Participants may submit their entries under either of two (2) categories: “Amateur” or “Professional”.

Each participant may submit up to three (3) entries. These entries must be submitted in digital format (.jpeg or .jpg) on or before midnight of (Philippines Standard Time) October 31, 2013.

Each entry must be not smaller than three (3) Mb and not larger than ten (10) Mb, the minimum allowed resolution is 300 dpi.

Entries must be submitted along with the completed registration form, which can be downloaded at http://tenphotostoshaketheworld.wordpress.com/. Each entry should have an English title and a two (2) to five (5) sentence description in English of what is in the frame and how it is relevant to the contest theme. The registration form is in Word format and can be filled out electronically or manually (print & scan) and emailed to tenphotos@assistasia.org.

Submitted entries should follow the file name format as specified below:


Example: John Smith submitting three (3) entries for the “Professional” category should name them as follows:




ASSIST does not bear any liability over delayed, corrupt or lost entries.


Ten (10) winners will be selected by the panel of independent judges in each category according to the following criteria:

Relevance to the theme                                           25%

Strength of the message the photo conveys               25%

Visual Appeal                                                          25%

Composition and Clarity                                           25%

Ten (10) winners will be announced during the Awarding Ceremony in Metro Manila, Philippines – the date and venue to be confirmed. The winners will be invited to the Awarding Ceremony via the contact details provided in the registration form. The organizers will not cover travel and/or accommodation costs of the winners attending the Awarding Ceremony.

The top three (3) winners in each category will be awarded with the following cash prizes*:        

Amateur Prize                    Professional Prize

First Prize                                                             $350                                      $500

Second Prize                                                          $250                                      $400

Third Prize                                                             $150                                      $300

*IMPORTANT NOTE: Winners will receive the cash prizes in PHP in the form of a cheque; it will be converted based on the conversion rate of the Central Bank of Philippines on the closing date of the submission of entries.

More info at https://www.facebook.com/tenphotostoshaketheworld



Picture Perfect Online Challenge! Share and inspire us with your PHOTO and you could win a trip to New Zealand.


1. The competition is open to all photography enthusiasts and professionals, 18 years old and above. Employees of Manila Bulletin, NZIHS, Canon, advertising and promotional agencies and their family members are not eligible to join the competition.

2. Participants should submit images that portray the spirit of fun and experience of traveling (which could include landscape, people, events, or culture).

3. Entries should be submitted digitally (at least 9 inches x 6 inches at 72 dpi) and must be in JPEG format, in color or black and white.

4. Each participant can submit up to 5 entries and must include the following information: photo title, place and date taken; name, address and contact numbers and email address.

5. Minor digital modifications are allowed (i.e., cropping, levels, brightness, contrast, color balance, curves, and the like); no watermarks, borders or frames, adding or subtracting elements not within the original photograph.

6. Finalists shall be notified through email and advised to send higher resolution files (9 inches x 6 inches at 300dpi) via email.

7. All winning entries are considered as property of the contest organizers. Ownership of the photos shall be retained by the photographers (to be given proper credits upon publication) but shall give MB the right to use the photographs for promotional purposes.

8. All participants shall grant MB the right to publish photographs in the “Photo of the Week” (print edition) or “Photo of the Day” (online edition).

9. The decision of the judges is final.

10. Prizes are not convertible to cash.

11. Submission of entries starts on December 18, 2012 and will end on March 15, 2013.

Submission Period: December 18-March 15, 2013


1st Place
All-expense-paid Trip to New Zealand
Canon EOS 550D with 18-55mm kit lens

2nd Place
Canon Powershot SX30

3rd Place 
Canon Powershot SX230
PIXMA MG3170 (B)

More info at http://mbpictureperfect.com/article.php?id=345&Cid=8&PPid=0

WD “My Style” Photo Contest


Step 1. Upload your “My Style” Photo

Upload a photo or photo collage that expresses your individuality and the beauty of life, colours, illustration and creativity. It could be a picture of you simply smiling to the camera wearing your favourite red baseball cap or a great view of the sky from your bedroom window. Be creative, use your imagination!

Step 2. Tell us about your photo.

This is optional — but you can write a short caption to describe your photo entry.

Step 3. Spread the word

Finally, share the contest with your friends and family! Remember that the more votes your pictures get, the higher your chances of being one of the Top 10 finalists! *

That’s all!

Ten entries with the highest number of votes will qualify for the finals. WD will pick the grand winner and the five consolation prize winners from the ten finalists based on the judging criteria below.


Olympus PEN E-P3 12.3MP Live MOS Interchangeable Lens Camera with 14-42mm Zoom Lens and 1 WD Black 2 TB HDD

5 Consolation Prizes

5 x 1TB WD Blue Hard Drive


More info at http://wdthepowerofchoice.com/my-style/intro