Photo Contest

MECHANICS OF PHOTO CONTEST

  1. The photo contest is open to all high school and college students in Zamboanga del Norte.
  2. There is no limit on the number of representatives per school. All entrants must be a bona fide student of the school he or she represents.
  3. No entry fee is required.
  4. There shall be two (2) categories.  For each category, there will be 1 Champion, 1 First Runner-Up and 1 Second Runner-Up.                      Categories

    A. Places in Dipolog
    Under this category, the entrant may take shots in any places in Dipolog, any of its attractions, any special and memorable places worth sharing, etc. The main thrust of the picture is to promote tourism in Dipolog or to give a whole new perspective on a given place in Dipolog.

    B. People in Dipolog
    Under this category, the entrant may capture any individual/s in Dipolog as they go about on their daily lives or while in an event or any other memorable experiences worth showing. The main thrust of the picture is to showcase Dipolognons in a whole new perspective, their way of life, etc.

  5. There is no limit for entries. Entrants can submit as many pictures and in as many categories their hearts desire.
  6. All pictures must be taken within Dipolog City. Failure to comply would mean automatic disqualification.
  7. By submitting the entries, the entrant is transferring full copyright over the pictures to Dipolog.com. As such, Dipolog.com may republish, reprint, share the pictures in any form of media as its own.
  8. Submitted pictures must be original and must not been published in any other media forms.
  9. Photo plagiarism is strictly prohibited. Violators will be exposed and disqualified.
  10. All pictures must be submitted together with the duly accomplished Entry Form. Fill-up the Entry Form here: dipolog.com/photo-contest.
  11. Judges’ decisions are irrevocable, final and executory. However, should there be any charges of photo plagiarism for the winning pictures, Team Dipolog.com reserves all rights to recover all prizes, actual and virtual, given to the winner. In such case, the rule of succession will apply. The entrant holding the second place will be declared champion, and so on.
  12. All winning pictures will be published in Dipolog.com. At the discretion of Team Dipolog.com, any other well-taken pictures may also be published on the site.

MODES FOR SUBMISSION OF ENTRIES

  1. Entries must be digital in JPEG format and at least 5 megapixels for each image or 2560 x 1920 pixels. Entrants must submit the soft/electronic copy of their pictures in .jpg file extension format together with a duly accomplished Entry Form. For multiple photo entries, each photo must contain the following information: Photo Description: (Place the photo was taken (specific); date taken and a cutline (words describing the photograph).
  2. For 10 pictures or less, you may upload the entries in www.dipolog.com/photo-contest/. You will receive an email acknowledging the receipt of your entry. For submissions of more than 10 pictures, you may bring your pictures saved in flash drives for us to copy at Dipolog.com’s Headquarter, 428 Echavez Street corner Lacaya Street, Brgy. Central, Dipolog City. Look for Mario Montejo. Deadline for all submissions is on November 25, 2013, 5:30 pm.

CRITERIA FOR JUDGING

  1. Judges will be looking for quality pictures that are interesting, entertaining, inspiring, informative and worthy to be posted in Dipolog.com website for the whole world to see. The following criteria for judging shall be applied:

    Creativity & Originality          -   50%
    Technical Quality                 -   20%
    “Wow” Factor                      -   30%
    TOTAL                                -  100%

DESCRIPTION OF CRITERIA

Creativity & Originality - 50%

What to capture? For each category, we are looking for unique pictures that capture ordinary scenes in Dipolog turned into a picturesque photograph, be it renowned tourist spot, a landmark or simply a place in the city or the people going about their daily lives.

Creativity. Be unique. Be creative. Show us the best way to see Dipolog, her attractions, her people, and make the ordinary extraordinary. Who knows what you can capture.

Technical Quality- 20%

(Clarity, use of tones and colors)

A great photograph with poor quality is still a poor photography. Aim for clarity. Blurred and pixelated shots are a major no-no in photography. You can also try to use tones and colors in enhancing your photographs.

“Wow!” factor - 30%

We are looking for exceptional photographs --- those that show the clever ideas, unique techniques in their photography making the images appear ‘picturesque’.

PRIZES AND INCENTIVES FOR JOINING

  1. Cash prizes and medals

    a. High School
    P500 – Champion
    P300 – First Runner-Up
    P200 – Second Runner-Up

    • Since we have 2 categories, there will be 2 Champions, 2 First Runner-Ups and 2 Second Runner-Ups in the High School Level. A person may win in any or both categories.

    b. College
    P500 – Champion
    P300 – First Runner-Up
    P200 – Second Runner-Up

    • Since we have 2 categories, there will be 2 Champions, 2 First Runner-Ups and 2 Second Runner-Ups in the College Level. A person may win in any or both categories.

  2. Certificate of Participation for all entrants. Names of all entrants will be published in a featured article in Dipolog.com.
  3. Selected photographs may be published and featured in Dipolog.com for the whole world to see. The entrant who took the photo will be properly attributed.

Winners will be announced on or before December 6, 2013 in an article to be published in Dipolog.com.  We will inform the winners of the procedure on how to claim their prizes.

Entry Form

Dipolog.com Photo Contest

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* By submitting this entry form, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agreed on the rules and mechanics of the contest.

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