Thursday, March 01, 2007


Smile Magazine, Cebu Pacific Air's inflight publication, is conducting a photo contest this month in celebration of the airline's 11th anniversary! They are inviting every photography enthusiasts -- amateurs and professionals -- to send in their favorite destination photos, which can be a holiday snap, an amazing shot of a photographer's hometown, or it could be inspired by having visitors themselves. Smile Magazine would love to see them all!

Points are awarded for:

• Composition — 20%
• Artistic merit — 30%
• Originality — 30%
• Execution (exposure, sharpness) — 20%

There will be one grand winner and 10 runners-up — 11 winners in total for each of Cebu Pacific’s 11 years — and many great prizes are up for grabs as well, though still unannounced at this time. Some speculate amazing travel packages.

The competition will be judged by the Editor of Smile, Ink Publishing’s Picture Editor and Creative Director, as well as John Chua of PiPho (so, this has got to be legit).

The closing date is 31 March 2007 and the winning photos will be published in the June/July 2007 issue of Smile. Submit your photos in low resolution format jpegs (72dpi, 600 pixels in length or width). Email it at or send your mail to:

SMILE Photography Competition Ink Publishing, 97B Amoy Street, Singapore, 069917 Finalists will be contacted for the high resolution images.

posted by Señor Enrique at 12:34 PM


Blogger akira liwanag said...

hi sir. how are you? bago 'to ah.

i have just updated my blog just like you said. and i will update it more frequently now..

thanks for the tip!

March 01, 2007 5:10 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Good to hear that you're putting some time to update your site, Akira! It is really worth visiting regularly.

Try to send an entry or two to this photo contest. You never know ... you might just clinch another winning spot and win a fabulous vacation package for the summer :)

Incidentally, I mentioned your dad to Mr. Ed Santiago (one of the regular speakers at my current camera workshop) and he claims that your dad was once a member of his team at some newspaper. Ed has fond memories of him; foremost, he claims your dad is the most fearless photojournalist he has ever known in his entire life. I then mentioned to him that his son (you) is also a budding photojournalist. It brought a wide smile to his face.

Good luck at this photo contest!

March 01, 2007 5:28 PM  

Anonymous lino said...

honga pala, nakita ko na rin to eh, nawala sa isip ko dahil sa panagbenga... sana makasali ako... :)

March 01, 2007 7:26 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

I was just over at your site, Lino, and I wouldn't be surprised if you already have wonderful photos taken at the flower festival as possible entries to this contest!

Sali na! At least hindi kailangan ipa-print pa; email submission lang :)

Good luck!

March 01, 2007 7:41 PM  

Blogger eye said...

this is a wedding shot at the coconut palace, right? nice subtle lighting despite the overcast skies :)

uy, thanks for the fyi. ok to, makasali nga. at least di na kelangan ipa-print yung initial photos. hehe ang tamad ko.

March 01, 2007 9:07 PM  

Blogger Kyels said...

That's the Coconut Palace!


Nice shot ... Love the skies.

March 01, 2007 10:41 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

That night when I was reviewing the shots I took at the Coconut Palace, I was hoping that it wasn't a wedding reception but some big-time corporate affair, Eye.

You see, later that evening, Manila started to get drenched in what seemed like and endless torrentail downpour. Check out my entry on it:

March 02, 2007 6:05 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Right, Kyels -- Coconut Palace! This is to remind myself that I have to return to its butterfly garden which I missed during my previous visit.

March 02, 2007 6:09 AM  

Blogger Bugsy said...

Hi Eric. Would you believe I want to try this? I'm as amateur as amateurs can be but I don't care. I just want to try (nobody will know anyway ... and they'll probably only know if I win which is a far shot). Thanks for sharing this news with us.

March 02, 2007 2:02 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

That is the whole spirit, Bugsy -- just dive into it and unleash your creativity!

Good for you!

And I wish you win so as to inspire our other blogging friends to let go and have fun every now and then!


March 02, 2007 9:26 PM  

Blogger Photo Cache said...

senor, is the destination pic need be just around PI? are you joining?

March 02, 2007 11:04 PM  

Blogger Francesca said...

i sent some of my travel photos; senyor, sana mapansin, hehe, ty sa tip!

March 03, 2007 5:37 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Hunch tells me, Photo Cache, that PI pics might be what they're looking for, but then again it might be anywhere this airlines has a route.

But better email them and ask just to be sure.

I sent in Manila pics :)

March 03, 2007 5:52 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Good for you, Francesca!

Hey, you never know, di ba? Mamaya manalo ka din, eh, di biglang bakasyon uli kayo ni Michel sa Pinas na naman!!!

Trust the kids have fully assimilated to the French life by now :)

March 03, 2007 5:54 AM  

Blogger Belle TH said...

hi Eric, I am enticing my inaanak sa kasal to join the photo contest. she has some good photos in her portfolio.

March 03, 2007 10:56 AM  

Anonymous Ferdz said...

Ei! Another contest there. But this one's quite genereal in theme. So good luck on your entries.

Thanks again for consistently updating us on these events

March 03, 2007 11:09 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Good idea, Belle. It really doesn't cost anything, especially when you only attach a file and email an entry. It's that simple. This will also force us to become even more creative with our shooting ... at baka manalo sa contest!

March 03, 2007 6:09 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

You have some awesome travel shots, Ferdz! Time to dig up your catalog and submit a couple of entries. And if you win a tour packag or something, you'll have another entry to share with us :)

Good luck, Ferdz!

March 03, 2007 6:11 PM  

Blogger zherwin said...

wow, thanks for the info. trying will not cost me anything so sige lang. :)

March 05, 2007 12:05 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

That is right, Zherwn! No prnting or mailing costs whatsoever :)

March 05, 2007 2:11 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

That is right, Zherwn! No printing or mailing costs whatsoever :)

March 05, 2007 2:11 PM  

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