As part of its efforts to showcase the classic beauty and wonders of Manila, Anchor Land is holding Iconic Impressions 2015, a photography contest for professional and non-professional photographers alike. Running for the second straight year, Iconic Impressions 2015 builds on the success of its initial run last year. This year’s theme is Capture Romance by the Bay.
Submission for both Metro Manila and provincial entries runs from March 23 up to May 29, 2015. All entries will be pre-qualified on June 15, 2015, at the ALHI offices in Makati. Final selection of eight finalists from each division will be on June 23, 2015 at the ALHI office. Final judging will be on July 16, 2015, 6:30PM at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila.
There will be two rounds of judging by a panel consisting of esteemed figures in the fields of architecture and the arts and Anchor Land executives. Criteria for judging will be based on: Visual concept and impact, 30%; Relevance to the theme, 40%; and imaginative execution, 30%.
The winner in the professional division will take home Php 100,000(tax –free), a trophy, and a juror’s choice certification. Three runners up will get Php 5,000 each and a juror’s Choice Certificate, while four who will come Highly Commended will get a juror’s choice certificate. In the enthusiast division, the winner gets Php 50, 000, (tax-free) a trophy and a juror’s choice certificate. There will also be three runners up who will each get Php 5,000 and a juror’s certificate, and four Highly Commended awardees who will get a juror’s choice certificate.
The 20% tax for each prize exceeding P10,000.00 shall be paid by Anchor Land Holdings, Inc.
The Manila Bay Photography Contest is open to Filipinos and non-Filipinos currently residing in the Philippines during the contest proper. Participants may use any Digital Camera – DSLR, Film Camera – SLR, Point and Shoot, and entries must be printed on photographic paper, matte or glossy finish, without lamination or canvas effects through a giclee inkjet print lab or photo lab.
For more details of the contest, check www.anchorland.com.ph/iconicimpressions and www.facebook.com/themanilabayphotographycontest