Tuesday, August 14, 2007


THEME: BRIGHT CHILD: Karapatan nasa 'yo, Isigaw sa buong mundo!


The eyes have always been the window of our soul. Whether happy or
sad, vengeful or triumphant, the eyes can easily tell it out. No
matter how the mouth tries to deny it, the eyes can reveal the
secrets of the heart.

In this community, no matter how good and pleasant things might be in
the outside, it can not hide the fact that inside we are struggling
to free ourselves from the bondage of uncertainty. We are still
living in violence, poverty, graft and corruption and all the worst
things that the world can offer. It also reveals.

The children, no matter how young they are, no age can bar them from
being a carefree soul. They also do not lie.

The eyes, community and children have commonality. TRUTH.
Combining the three to come up with a cause is a task definitely a
photo contest will suffice. With this year's theme, "Bright Child:
Karapatan nasa 'yo, Isigaw sa buong Mundo!", photographers
professional and non-professionals are encouraged to join the photo
contest. With their cameras as their eyes, they will capture
community scenes that will best captivate the children's month theme.


The contest is open to all Filipino photo enthusiasts, amateur and
professional photographers in the Philippines. CWC officials and
staff, including the CWC Communication Committee Members and their
relatives are disqualified from joining the contest.


All entries must depict the theme "Bright Child: Karapatan nasa 'yo,
Isigaw sa Buong Mundo!". Photo should reflect Filipino children as
they enjoy their right to a family, rights to survival, development,
participation and protection. Previously published photos as well as
photos that have won in any national or international contest will
not be accepted in the contest.


Entries should be plainly 8" x 10" on photo paper. Inkjet print-outs
are not allowed. Borders are optional not to exceed one inch on any
side. Film or digital camera output on photo paper should be
processed by photo labs only. Alterations after exposure, digital
darkroom, painting, airbrushing, paste, on or assembly are not
allowed. No infrared. Only normal darkroom techniques such as
dodging, burning in and cropping are allowed. Any creative effect
must be done like camera at the time of exposure, such as multiple
exposure, flash fill, light painting, filtration, etc.


Only 2007 photo shots are allowed to join. Each entry must be
accompanied with a duly accomplished entry information sheet (to be
provided by CWC and also available on-line www.cwc.gov. ph).
Information sheet includes:

1. full name of the photographer;
2. Age and Sex
3. complete mailing address;
4. telephone/ fax numbers;
5. tax identification number (TIN) or Community Tax Certificate (for
children participants, CTC or TIN of parents should be included
6. title of the entry (optional)
7. short description of the family/community in the submitted entry,
including, but not limited to the following:
name of the models;
site of the photo shoot

NOTE: Strictly one photo, one entry information sheet


There is no limit in the number of photo entry.


Entries must be received by CWC PAIO on or before Oct. 15, 2007. All
entries must be submitted to:

Public Affairs and Information Office
10 Apo St. Sta. Mesa Heights, Quezon City, 1114
(for inquiries- please contact-
Ms. Dey Gamboa/Ms. Len Macaraig at
Tel. nos. 781-1039 loc. 1006 or 781033 loc. 1005

Judging of entries will be on Oct. 18, 2007 at CWC Office, 10 Apo St.
Sta. Mesa Heights, Quezon City. Awarding of winners will be on Oct.
20, 2007 at SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City

First Prize : P30,000.00
Second Prize : P20,000.00
Third Prize : P10,000.00
4th-10th Prize : Consolation prizes

The top 30 entries will be given a Certificate of Recognition. All
prizes are subject to 10 per cent (10%) tax.


Top thirty (30) entries and other selected photos will be featured in
a special exhibit in one of the Malls in Metro Manila on October 19,
2007 in observance of Children's Month .

All entries CHOSEN FOR EXHIBIT shall provide the Council a soft copy
of the photo with a 300 dpi resolution, JPEG file. Winning entries
will become property of the CWC with all the rights and privileges to
use all these entries in information campaigns and with
acknowledgment of the concerned photographers without additional
compensation to the owners of photographs used. However, non-winning
entries may be claimed from CWC-PAIO after the photo contest.

The decision of the Board of Judges is final- No appeal shall be entertained.


posted by Señor Enrique at 9:05 AM


Blogger Sidney said...

With the number of photo contests here one could easily become a "professional contestant". ;-)
I will pass on this one since I am not eligible.

August 14, 2007 1:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a great subject to do...

Are you compiling yours, Eric?

August 14, 2007 5:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello senor enrique, just saw your blog while i was searching for online references about quiapo, im an undergrad and am a part of a group currently conducting a research on quiapo, i saw some of your entries and am thinking if you would be willing to set a date for us to interview you?



August 14, 2007 10:21 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

There are local folks who make quite a decent income from these photo contests, Sidney. But then, one must be quite accomplished to be able to generate such winning entries consistently. Not an easy task at all.

August 15, 2007 6:23 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Hi Rey!

I might have a couple of entries to submit for this contest. Although they may not win at all, it is an exciting opportunity nonetheless :)

August 15, 2007 6:26 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

I suggest that you guys first check out the book, "Quiapo: Heart of Manila," Jl. It is indeed a treasure trove of trivia on things Quiapo.

Carlos Celdran may be your better bet to provide you with the info you seek. Just google his name :)

Good luck!

August 15, 2007 6:28 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, another photo contest :D
I haven't tried submitting to any, but I guess I'll do it this time. The theme is quite a challenge to partake. Thanks for sharing...

August 15, 2007 11:49 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

a lot of thanks senor enrique! =)

August 15, 2007 2:40 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Participating in photo contests will challenge you with coming up with creative ideas for your entries, Jerviz. It is also an excellent way to gauge your skills with the winners.

Good luck!

August 15, 2007 2:40 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

You're welcome, jL. Let me know if you need anything else.

Good Luck!

August 15, 2007 3:04 PM  

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