UP launches its first digital photography competition

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The Oblation, the iconic symbol of the University of the Philippines signifying selfless presenting of oneself to his nation. This is the Oblation at the Baguio campus. (File picture by DENVER DEL ROSARIO / INQUIRER.net)

MANILA, Philippines — The initial UP Image Awards — the launch of which coincides with the opening of the College of the Philippines Tutorial Oval on Tuesday —  is the Philippines’ very first-at any time no-entry-price on the net electronic photography competitors.

The deadline for submission of entries is Feb. 15, 2022.

It seeks to visualize the overall experience of the UP Program and local community through the COVID-19 pandemic by way of images captured by individuals from all walks of lifetime.

Levels of competition prizes, mechanics

The opposition will accept entries from any place in the world.

Contributors may perhaps use any unit that may perhaps get photos — including all kinds of electronic cameras, smartphones, GoPro, and even drones — as extended as the entry falls in just the classification recommendations.

The fundamental theme of this year’s UP Photograph Awards is “UP in the time of pandemic.”

In conditions of visualizing our knowledge, there is no for a longer period a distinction between a professional and a common smartphone consumer. Democratizing the resource of visuals from people today is liberation in the image-generating method, as images turns into the everyday language all individuals talk inside the sharing of the COVID-19’s horrifying tales.

Folks are encouraged to post pictures that would be legendary and become long-lasting data of this moment in Philippine heritage.

UP is the 1st-ever establishment in the Philippines that tailored this electronic images awards the place the jury method of tabulation is carried out automated and remotely.

The contest will have 5 categories. Just about every group will have a profitable picture, with a hard cash prize of P25,000.

Recipients of honorable mention awards will also be picked out from the five groups. All winners and honorable mention awardees will be qualified to compete for the Ideal Photograph Award.

The Best Photograph in the overall level of competition will get a prize of P100,000.

The photos will be judged by a panel of distinguished jurors drawn from a variety of disciplines.

Pursuing are the descriptions of the groups:

Individuals: Pictures might be of the university’s workers, college, staff members, utility workers, or just about any person else inside the borders of the campuses.

ARCHITECTURE: Visuals of the university’s buildings — such as hallways, lecture halls, and lecture rooms.

Mother nature: Photographs of the ecosystem of fauna and flora, and animals these kinds of as migratory birds, bugs, and organisms on UP campuses.

Information: Illustrations or photos showcasing how UP dealt with COVID-19 from the start of very long-term lockdowns. This may possibly involve photos of the UP Philippine Common Medical center and of functions such as local community pantries within just the campuses and rallies.

PRE-COVID: Photos captured from Jan. 1, 2019, up to March 14, 2020, a day right before the govt instituted the first lockdown on March 15.  Illustrations or photos that exhibit the busy lifestyle on campuses just prior to the lockdowns.

To be a part of in the competitiveness, you can build an account on the site: UP Picture Awards.


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