BAGUIO CITY – The city government has launched the 7th edition of the “Beautiful Baguio” photography contest to herald preparations for the 108th Baguio City Charter Day celebration on Sept. 1.
Now on its seventh year, the contest aims to showcase “the natural and cultural beauty of Baguio City.”
Councilor Elmer Datuin who spearheads the Baguio Day preparation of activities with city administrator Carlos Canilao said this year the photo contest will focus on sceneries to highlight the city’s eye-catching landscapes and vistas.
The contest will be open to all photography enthusiasts whether beginners, hobbyists or professionals and no registration fee will be required.
There will be two categories – the conventional where any type of cameras can be utilized and the mobile phone categories.
Entries must depict positive images and must have the following descriptions and information: full color, 8”x10” full-color print on photographic paper, original resolution digital copy on CD or DVD, title, full name, phone number and email address of the owner.
Global adjustments will be allowed as long as there are no composites or similar digital manipulations of the photographs.
Participants may enter both categories and may submit a maximum of three entries per category.
Deadline of submission will be on August 20 at the Office of Councilor Datuin.
The entries will be displayed at the City hall lobby on Aug. 29.
A total of P50,000 in cash prizes is at stake for the top three winners in both categories.
The annual contest is a regular feature in the Baguio Day calendar of activities sponsored by the city government in cooperation with the Baguio Photographers Club headed by Ren Munoz. /Aileen P. Refuerzo