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PLDT and DPC Photography Contest 2015 Winners

March 25, 2015
It was a celebration of talent and inspiration as Directory Philippines Corp and PLDT announced the winners of the 29th Visual Arts Competition yesterday at SM Megamall. 

If you guys remember, I have published a call for entry for this contest and the contest received an overwhelming response from students of different schools.

I was able to witness the awarding ceremony where the announcement of the winners was also concluded. 

Third Prize Winner

Fortress of History
Raymond Christopher Paredes
De La Salle University – College of Saint Benilde
Prize PhP 60,000 in cash
VAC 29 3rd prize trophy
Canon POWERSHOT SX600HS digital
School Donation: A donation worth of PhP20,000 – in cash or in kind – for its visual arts program
from DPC and PLDT VAC 29 plaque of commendation Canon PIXMA iP2770 printer
I love how the winner shared that Intramuros seemed like an overlooked place. He shared that he had to position himself carefully to take the picture. 

Second Prize Winner

Granpa Meets the DSLR
Sheila Mae De-Vera
Polytechnic University of the Philippines
PhP 70,000 in cash
VAC 29 2nd prize trophy
Canon EOS 1200D 18-55ISII
DSLR camera
School Donation:  A donation worth PhP30,000 – in cash or in kind – for its visual arts program from
DPC and PLDT VAC 29 plaque of commendation Canon PIXMA iP2770 print


First Prize 

Sa May Kanayunan
Jean Cheryl Tagyamon
University of the Philippines Diliman
PhP 100,000 in cash
VAC 29 grand prize trophy
Canon EOS 700 D 18-55IS STM
DSLR camera
School Donation:  A donation worth PhP40,000 – in cash or in kind – for its visual arts program from
DPC and PLDT VAC 29 plaque of commendation Canon PIXMA MP237 printer

All smiles for the winner while her friends who were seated next to us where cheering!

Congratulations to the winners! 

We spent our time checking the pictures in actual framed displays. I love the inspiration and the creativity of the students. They all came from different universities in the Philippines – and the photographs are taken from different parts of the country.   I saw some taken in the Ruins, in Bacolod; while some featured an interesting reaction of our local tribes to technology and gadgets. 
A play of color, angles and silhouettes, I envy these young talents who were given the chance to showcase their work.
And you can say, yes, I also have favorites.
Coincidentally loved by #NogNogintheCity too
And this.
 It was not as grand as the previous events I have attended, but I love the celebratory vibe I felt that afternoon. Everyone was taking pictures and having selfies with their work. I love celebration of passion and successes. 
If you guys wish to see the exhibit, you can do so, by visiting Megamall Events Hall at Megamall A, near food court area. 
Tell me, which ones are your favorites?
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