Ala Eh!Festival Photo Contest

Saturday, October 20, 2012 jeffrey 0 Comments

It's definitely more fun in the Philippines! Starting today, let us promote our very own Batangas destinations through the Ala Eh! Festival 2012 Photo Contest.  Show a place (natural or man-made), scenery or attraction within Batangas Province using your digicam or DSLR. Get included in the Top 30 finalists for a chance to win P30,000, P20,000, and P10,000 respectively. Each cash prize comes with a contest trophy. The Viewer's Choice will also get P5,000 while the twenty-seven (27) finalists will take home P1,000 + Certificate. Everyone within the age range is allowed to join. No entry fee required.

Contest Requirements:

  • Open to all local residents, ages 13 years old and above
Contest Mechanics:

  1. Get the entry form at the Provincial Tourism Office or download it via
  2. Theme: "Batangas Destinations"
  3. Entry Guidelines
    • The subject of the photo must be a place (natural or man-made), scenery or attraction within Batangas Province
    • Must help promote Batangas tourism
    • Entry/ies must be taken with a digital camera or DSLR from within Batangas Province
    • Photo must be taken during the competition period (January 1, 2012 up to the present). Remember to set your camera's date function properly for proof of date.
    • Minor digital editing is acceptable. The only allowable global minor edits are burning, dodging, color correction, levels (brightness and contrast), black and white, and cropping
    • Entry/ies must be printed on 8×12" glossy photo paper without borders
    • The entry number, photographer's name, title of the entry, date shot, and location must be written at the back of the photo (you may use the photo form and paste it to the back of your picture)
    • Provide a soft-copy of your entry and the RAW image (or unedited JPG) in a DVD. Use the following convention for naming your files
      • Last_Name,First_Name-Entry1.jpg and Last_Name,First_Name-Entry1.jpg
      • Last_Name,First_Name-Entry2.jpg and Last_Name,First_Name-Entry2.jpg
      • Last_Name,First_Name-Entry3.jpg and Last_Name,First_Name-Entry3.jpg
  4. Place your printed entry/ies, entry form(s), and DVD in a long brown envelope and submit it to
  5. Ala Eh! Festival 2012 Photo Contest c/o JR Cantos
    Provincial Tourism and Cultural Affairs Office
    Batangas Provincial Capitol, Batangas City
    Philippines 4200
  6. Judging Criteria
    • 40% Photographic/Technical Quality
    • 40% Creativity
    • 20% Relevance to the Theme
  7. You may submit up to three (3) entries, provided each photograph has a different subject and entry form
  8. The top 30 finalists will be announced as soon as possible
  9. The decision of the board of judges is final and binding
  10. View complete contest mechanics
Contest Period: Submission of entries from October 15 - November 16, 2012
  • November 19, 2012 - Judging of entries
  • December 8, 2012 - Announcement of Winners
Contest Prize:
  • 1st Prize – P30,000 and Trophy
  • 2nd Prize – P20,000 and Trophy
  • 3rd Prize – P10,000 and Trophy
  • 27 Other Finalists (Non-Winners) – P1,000 and Certificate
  • Viewer's Choice Award – P5,000
  • Cash prize
  • Help promote Batangas tourism
  • There is no entry fee
  • No online submission
  • "Top 30 Finalists shall grant non-exclusive rights to the photos to the Batangas Provincial Government (with watermarked name credit), with the Top 3 entries being automatically owned by the latter. After the contest, the Batangas Provincial Government may use the entries (with watermarked name credit) for the promotion of Batangas with permission and confirmation from participating photographers."
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