The Manila Bay Photo Contest

Monday, April 14, 2014 jeffrey 0 Comments

The luxury developer Anchor Land Holdings Inc is calling all photographers to submit your entries to the Iconic Impressions: The Manila Bay Photo Contest.  Running on the theme: "The Timeless Beauty of the Manila Bay in Photographs", capture the unparalleled grandeur and beauty of Manila Bay and its fabled sunset and share it to the world. Choose your category between Professionals or Enthusiasts division. Submit your best shot for a chance to win P100,000 + Trophy + Juror's Choice Certificate in each category. There will also be three (3) runner ups who will receive P5,000 each + Juror's Choice Certificate. Four (4) Highly Commended entries will also be awarded with Juror's Choice Certificate.

Contest Requirements:
  • Open to Filipinos and non-Filipinos that are currently residing in the country
  • Professional and Enthusiasts photographers
Contest Mechanics:
  1. Log on to and download the entry form
  2. Two (2) Categories
    • Professionals - self-identified photographers who currently receive or have received payment for their photographs
    • Enthusiasts - hobbyists who have not received any payment for their photographs
  3. Theme: "The Timeless Beauty of the Manila Bay in Photographs"
  4. Entry Guidelines
    • Professional Division: 20.32 cm x 25.40 cm (8 x 10 inches)
    • Enthusiast Division: 20.32 cm x 25.40 cm (8 x 10 inches)
    • Entries may or may not have been taken during the competition period but must not have participated / been submitted and/or won in any other contests/competitions nor have been published in any local and foreign photography magazines, newspapers and publications
    • You may use any Digital Camera – DSLR, Film Camera – SLR, Point and Shoot. Use of cellular phones or computer tablets is not allowed
    • Must be printed on photographic paper, matte or glossy finish, without lamination or canvas effects through a giclee inkjet print lab or photo lab. The use of inkjet bond papers, laser print, metallic photo papers with silver effects or any photo paper that will produce hologram effects will not be accepted
    • Bleed or borders are optional, but should not exceed one inch (1") on all sides
    • Colored, black & white, sepia tone, duo tone, digitally converted from scanned film negative will be accepted
    • Creative effects done within the camera at the time of exposure, such as multiple exposures, flash fill lighting and filtration are allowed
    • Digital retouching on density, contrast adjustments, minor cropping on composition, burning, and dodging are allowed
  5. Submit your entries to:
    • Anchor Land Head Office
      Public Relations Department
      16F LV Locsin Bldg., Makati Ave. 
      corner Ayala Ave., Makati City, 
  6. Submission Guidelines
    • Regional entries sent to the Anchor Land Head Office via standard registered package or courier must be postmarked May 30, 2014
    • Entries should be submitted in an individual envelope with Entry Form in Triplicate: One copy attached to the Entry, one for Anchor Land, and one copy for you
    • Entries should have the following requirements:
      • Completely filled-up and signed Entry Form with one (1) 1" x 1" ID colored picture
      • Photocopy of 1 valid ID (for age verification & proof of citizenship)
      • Notarized affidavit of the Entry Form certifying originality of Entry and subscription to the rules and regulations of the competition
  7. Judging Criteria
    • 40% Relevance to the theme (How clear the photographer conveyed the timeless beauty of the Manila Bay)
    • 30% Visual concept and impact (the use of light to express your subject in the best way possible, creativity, originality)
    • 30% Imaginative execution (How much the photograph captures an interesting point of view)
  8. You may submit only one (1) entry
  9. Eight (8) finalists from each division will be chosen and will be featured in a photo exhibit at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
  10. The decision of the Board of Judges is final and non-appealable
  11. View complete contest mechanics
Contest Period: March 19 - May 30, 2014
  • Pre-qualification of Entries – June 5 & 6, 2014
  • First round of judging – June 7 & 8, 2014
  • Announcement of Shortlisted Entries – June 10, 2014
  • Photo Exhibit – June 10-17, 2014 (Sofitel)
  • Awarding Ceremony & Judging of winners – June 17, 2014 (Sofitel, 6:30pm)
Contest Prize:
  • Professional Division
    • Winner – P100,000 + Trophy + Juror's Choice Certificate
    • Three (3) Runner Ups – P5,000 EACH + Juror's Choice Certificate
    • Four (4) Highly Commended – Juror's Choice Certificate
  • Enthusiast Division
    • Winner – P50,000 + Trophy + Juror's Choice Certificate
    • Three (3) Runner Ups – P5,000 EACH + Juror's Choice Certificate
    • Four (4) Highly Commended – Juror's Choice Certificate
  •  CASH prize
  • Showcase your talent in photography
  • 20% Tax for each prize exceeding P10,000 shall be paid by Anchor Land Holdings, Inc
  • One entry per person only
  • No online submission
For more info, log on to or get in touch with Rachel Tubera at or (02) 988 7988 ext. 177