Sunday, February 26, 2017

#Share&Win: 1st Batanes Photo Challenge 2017 - EXTENDED!!!

#Share&Win: 1st Batanes Photo Challenge 2017

Theme: Best of Batanes

Contest Mechanics:

1.       All amateur and professional photography enthusiasts aged 18 years and above who reside in the Philippines are welcome to join the contest.

2.       Photo entries must depict the images of Batanes’ Traditional way of Life: it can be people, nature, structural landmarks, celebrations or festivities, local food, and others.

3.       Photos can be either taken with a DSLR camera or mobile phone.

4.       Photo entries must be in HIGH RESOLUTION, Submitted images should be in JPEG file format and at least 1,600 pixels wide for a horizontal image or 1,600 pixels tall for a vertical image. In FULL COLORS, no filter, and Black and White are allowed.

5.       For Mobile Category, the image should be shot using the best settings of the mobile device.

6.       Only basic post-processing such as contrast, minimal color-balancing, sharpening, cropping, dodging and burning is allowed.

7.       Each interested participants can SUBMIT his/her TOP (5) Five Best of Batanes Photos to along with the following details:
·         Full Name:
·         Contact Number:
·         Email address, FB or Instagram accounts:

8.       All photo entries must be the own work of the contestant and should not be previously published or used prior to this photo contest. Similarly, entries submitted into this contest should not be submitted in another ongoing contest.

9.       All submitted images are non-returnable. BISUMI Tours shall have the sole right to use, produce or reproduce, make imitative works of the winning photos and those of the other grand finalists for its various communication materials. BISUMI Tours can also make use of the said photos for whatever purpose it may deem fit without further compensation to the artist, his/her heirs and assignees.

10.   Contestants may start submitting their entries on March 1, 2017. Deadline of submission of entries is on July 31, 2017.

11.   Winners will be announced on August 15, 2017 and will be posted  on and BISUMI FB Page and will be notified thru the contact number and email add given.

Selection of Winning Entries:
Entries will be judged by a select panel of judges.
Images will be judged based on originality, creativity and relevance to the theme.
The judging panel reserves the right not to award the prizes if the images submitted do not meet the requirements stated in this document.

Criteria for Judging:
Expression of the Theme
Wow! Factor –Artistic and Visual Appeal
Color, Lighting, Exposure and Focus
Current/Potential Social Impact

Two (2) winners will win a 3D/2N ALL-IN Batanes Trip Package. This includes Roundtrip Airfare (Manila-Basco-Manila), Accommodations for 2 Days, Join Tours and Full Board Meals. And Ten (10) consolation prizes of 3Days Batan and Sabtang Island Tour Packages. Prizes are transferrable but non-exchangeable for cash or in kind.


  1. Aw. It's a shame I haven't been to Batanes yet. :(

  2. Sana di maging unfair. Paano yung sasali bago iannounce ang contest? Mas mapaghahandaan nung mga papunta pa lang.

    1. Hello Skylar,
      Thank You for sharing your thoughts, will consider this po.

  3. Question about this line: "should not be previously published or used prior to this photo contest"

    Does this mean we can't use photos we already uploaded on our social media accounts like Instagram or Facebook? Or is this pertaining to photos published in blog articles?


  4. Hello. I have the same concern as the inquiry above. I hope you could provide details :)