June 22, 2024

The City Environment and Parks Management Office has launched a bird photography exhibition and contest dubbed “Titit” as part of the Saleng Festival environmental celebration in the city.

Cepmo Head Rhenan Diwas said photo entries should capture birds that fly in the Cordillera mountain ranges.

The contest is open to all amateur photographers aged 18 years old and above.

Deadline of submission of entries will be on July 6, 5 p.m. at the Cepmo, City Hall.

The entries will be displayed in an exhibit from July 4 to 10.

Photographs must have been recently shot (2020 onwards) and must be at least 300 dpi printed in a 12” x 18” sintra board.

The photo must have a title with the following format: title, specie of bird, location taken, year.

The following photographs are disqualified:

Photographs that are digitally or otherwise enhanced or altered for creative purposes. Altered images refer to photographs manipulated and applied with special effects (colorizing, toning, collage, photo composites, HDR, etc.). However, minor adjustments, including sharpening, contrast and slight color adjustment or the digital equivalents, are acceptable; and

Photographs that have been submitted to or won in any other contests or have been published in print or online.

The photo must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or anything that constitutes copyright infringement.

The photo must not be a promotion of brand names or trademarks. The photo must, in its entirety, be a single work of original material taken by the contestant.

The entries will be screened by the Cepmo with a panel of judges composed of representatives from partner organizations and the office who will initially select the top 20 entries/photographs and the top three winners based on the established criteria:

Relevance to the theme or how well the photo interprets the theme – 25 percent; creativity or how the photographer showed some creative thoughts and how the subject matter is pictured in a unique and interesting way – 25 percent; technique or use of elements of photography and whether the photo showed balance in light, focus, depth of field, etc. – 25 percent; and overall impact or whether the photo was able to grab and hold the viewers’ attention and is there a “wow” factor – 25 percent.

Winners will receive certificates and cash prizes: First prize – P9,000; second prize – P7,000; and third prize – P5,000.

Winning photos will be used for various publications and marketing collaterals of the Cepmo.

As incentive to participants, all entries will have the chance to be featured, along with the names of the photographers, in the various materials of the Cepmo and other government agencies.

Awarding will be on July 10.

For more information, contact [email protected]. – Aileen P. Refuerzo