Water is Life Photo Contest '11

Saturday, March 05, 2011 Unknown 0 Comments

Help more than 16 million Filipinos gain access to safe and clean drinking water by 2015 through your lens. Join the Water is Life to Me Photo Contest by taking photos showing the importance of potable water to the rural poor. Make sure to get a subject and have them pose for you. Winners will take home DSLRs and digital cameras.


Contest Requirements:
  • Professional and amateur photographers
  • Philippine residents (or those who established residency in any part of the Philippines for at least six continuous months as of June 1, 2010) regardless of citizenship
  • 18 years old and above as of June 1, 2010
Contest Mechanics:
  1. Theme: Raise public awareness on the importance of bringing safe and clean drinking water to the rural poor. Represent the value and idea of water from the perspective of the subject. This can be done by adhering to the following phrase: Water is Life to Me…(i.e. mothers, local communities, indigenous people (IPs), local leaders, etc.)
  2. Photo Guidelines
    • Printed on 8” x 12” photo paper with no borders
    • Electronic files with a resolution of not lower than (3 MP) 2048 x 1536 pixels. Selected entries must submit a higher resolution later
    • No identifying marks like watermarks, etc.
    • Color or black and white
    • Minor alterations for color, contrast, etc. allowed
    • Taken within the Philippines from March 2010 to April 2011
  3. Download and complete Entry Form and Waiver (if photos include minors / children)
  4. Submit your printed photos, forms, and CD inside a sealed envelope to
    • MDGF 1919 Water is Life to Me Photo Contest
      c/o Ms. Kathleen P. Mangune
      2nd Floor, NEDA sa Pasig, 12 Saint Escriva Drive,
      Ortigas Center, Pasig City
  5. Judging Criteria
    • 30% Technical excellence
    • 30% Composition/artistic merit
    • 40% Overall impact
  6. 20 Finalists will be chosen for final screening where they will vie for the 12 winning entries.
  7. 10 Special Jury winners will also be chosen from to 20 finalists and photos shot in the 40 MDGF 1919 municipalities
  8. View complete contest mechanics
Contest Period: Submission deadline - April 20, 2011

Contest Prize:
  • First Prize – DSLR
  • Second Prize – P30,000 worth of digital camera
  • Third Prize – P20,000 worth of digital camera
  • Nine (9) other Finalists - P20,000 worth of digital camera EACH
  • Ten (10) Special Jury Prize - P20,000 worth of digital camera EACH
  • No entry fee
  • Multiple entries allowed
  • Unlike last year, no CASH prizes
  • No online submission
  • Photographers who submitted their entries in this contest are the original owners of the photographs
For more information, log on to MDGF 1919 Water Stories Facebook Fan page