#PhotoContest: Best of Philippines! — Winners

After almost a month long duration of the contest, it has now come to an end and finally, we are announcing the winners of our first ever Best Of Philippines Photo Contest. We have had a difficult time scoring your awesome photos.

We would like to thank all those who sent their photos, took time to write and share their experiences and show the world how beautiful our country was. All of them are beautiful and worth sharing but unfortunately, we only have to choose 3 best photos who garnered the highest final score of combine facebook reactions and judges’s scores.

So, we are presenting to you the winners of our Best Of Philippines Photo Contest. Congratulations and keep on exploring and sharing the beauty of the Philippines.

3rd Place. Krescel Ann Victoriano, Mt. Pulag

3rd placer in our Best of Philippines Photo Contest. Entry by Krescel Ann Victoriano.
3rd placer in our Best of Philippines Photo Contest. Winning entry by Krescel Ann Victoriano taken in Mt. Pulag.

When I started mountain climbing, I had this ultimate dream of climbing one of the tallest landforms in the Philippines, and in fact, the tallest mountain in Luzon- Mt. Pulag. That dream turned into reality when my good friend Mertz invited me to come with him and his friends on Mt. Pulag. I didn’t need to think about it. It’s a quick yes.

We hit the road on July 2, 2016, and it was a thrilling adventure. I was the only woman in the group but it didn’t matter when we took the “fun” trail, Ambangeg. We clicked as a group despite the fact that I only knew each through Facebook. And I was thankful to be in that trip. Reaching the summit is just a bonus. The memories of the journey itself and how I made new friendships are the things I value the most.

For me, this is my best photo of the Philippines. Even though I was expecting back then to see a sea of clouds kissing the mountaintops, I was not disappointed when there was none. The breathtaking scenery God laid in front of me was more than what I expected it to be. The fatigue, the cold weather, and the expenses, they were worth it. When I was up there, looking at the rest of the world, I realized that the world isn’t bound with any limits. You don’t have to be a big man to climb a mountain. You don’t have to have big muscles to prove that you can. A woman can do it. A woman will do it. Everyone can do it. You just have to believe that you can, and God will lead you all the way. In this little adventure of mine, the north remembers.


2nd Place. Lino Jubilan Jr, Legazpi Boulevard taken from Legazpi, Albay

2nd place of our Best of Philippines Photo Contest. Winning entry of Lino Jubilan Jr. of Legazpi Boulevard taken from Legazpi, Albay
2nd place of our Best of Philippines Photo Contest. Winning entry of Lino Jubilan Jr. of Legazpi Boulevard taken from Legazpi, Albay

The Legazpi Boulevard is a coastal road network extending from the city’s central business district and port area to the southern barangays, an area deemed as a new frontier of development. The boulevard is one of the most picturesque seaside roads in the Philippines, with a spectacular view of the Mayon Volcano and the Kapuntukan hill to the north.

A fascinating Mayon Volcano. This is my best photo because it’s really hard to took pictures in a weather that is quickly changing and not everything looks good on it. Mayon Volcano have a rare time to flaunt beautifully its perfect cone shape. And luckily I took a chance to have this one flabbergasting picture on my second time at Albay which I waited the sunset until it becomes blue.


1st Place. Aries Vann R. Saquibal, Mt. Ulap, Itogon, Benguet — Kissing the Sunrise

1st placer of our Best of Philippines Photo Contest. Winning entry of Aries Vann R. Saquibal in Mt. Ulap, Itogon, Benguet
1st placer of our Best of Philippines Photo Contest. Winning entry of Aries Vann R. Saquibal in Mt. Ulap, Itogon, Benguet

Kissing the Sunrise.

This is my best photo of the Philippines so far, this picture depicts that we must be thankful everyday we see sunrise, this means God gave us another day to live and must be thankful for that.


Congratulations to all of the winners of our first Best of Philippines Photo Contest, we hope that you’ll keep on sharing photos of the beautiful travel destinations of the Philippines, and showing to the world what our country can offer.


Claiming of prizes

You can claim your prizes by dropping by at A Space Manila, 110 Legazpi Street, San Lorenzo, Makati 1223 and look for Paolo Imbag of iStack Manila.

For the 2nd and 3rd place winners, you will be receiving a printed copy of your winning photo and one voucher code of a 6×6 soft cover photobook, courtesy of Photobook Worldwide and TravelBook.ph. Prints will be available by November 30, 2016. So you can visit us on or after the said date.

For our 1st place winner, you will be receiving a wood mounted print of your winning entry, and  one voucher code of a 6×6 soft cover photobook, courtesy of Photobook Worldwide and TravelBook.ph. Your wood-mounted print will be available by December 12, 2016. So you can visit us on or after the said date.

If you have further questions about the claiming of your prizes, you can email us at bestofph@itinerary.ph or send us a text message to +639154478657


If you wish to see how we score the contest, you can check out our score card here: https://goo.gl/wL5Xm9

Stay tuned for our year-end project!

#PhotoContest: Best of Philippines!

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We all have our favorite shot of the Philippines that we took during our travels. This photos serves as our souvenirs of our adventure and a reminder of how beautiful our country is.

We are calling all travelers to send us your favorite travel photo here in the Philippines, and get a chance to win a 6×6 softcover photo book from Photobook Worldwide so you can get your travel photos printed as a physical souvenir.

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Mechanics on how to join the contest.
— Submit a high resolution image of your best travel photo.
— Must be at least 1024×768 in dimension or higher.
— Must be taken here in the Philippines
— Must be your own photo
— Entries should have the following details:
• Name of the place and where it was taken
• A short description/story of the photo
• Why it is your best photo of the Philippines
— Photos should have minimal post processing, and should keep the natural appearance of the scene.
— No photo-manipulation, no composite.
— Participants can only send 1 entry.
— Deadline of submission of entries is until October 31, 2016.
— Voting is from November 5, 2016 to November 15, 2016
— Announcement of winner is on November 20, 2016

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Criteria for judging:
— Creativity
— Composition
— Originality
— Overall impact

Percentage of scores:
30% – Facebook Votes
70% – itinerary.ph team judges’ score

There will be two (2) winners (3rd and 2nd place) of one (1) soft cover photo book from Photobook Worldwide, and a print of their best photo of the Philippines, and the best photo will win one (1) soft cover photo book and his photo to be printed on wood mount frame.

Send your entries to bestofph@itinerary.ph with the following details:
Subject: Best of Philippines — [Name of Participant]
• Name of the place and where it was taken
• A short description/story of the photo
• Why it is your best photo of the Philippines

By sending your entries, you are giving us permission to use your photo and post it on our social media accounts. Don’t worry, we will not use it to gain any monetary value.

So, what are you waiting for? Send us your best shot of the Philippines and win these cool prizes!


Want a Free Photobook For Your Trip? #BookIt!

Book a hotel through TravelBook.ph’s mobile app and get a 6×6 photobook for free!

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TravelBook.ph has partnered with PhotoBook Philippines so you can immortalize all your travel memories.

Simply download the TravelBook.ph app from App Store or Google Play, use it to book a hotel, and you can get a free 6×6 customized photobook worth PHP 1,200.00 from PhotoBook Philippines. You will receive a coupon that you can redeem on PhotoBook Philippine’s website within 3-5 days of confirmation of payment for the booking. Please note that only confirmed bookings are eligible to receive this special offer.

To claim your free photobook, register first at PhotoBook Philippine’s website. When customizing your photobook, you can choose from a set of pre-made designs, including the TravelBook.ph template, to help get you started. You can also start from scratch and make your own. The design interface is easy and straightforward where you can simply drag and drop your photos and edit how you want each page to look like. It’s a modern way of scrapbooking, which is made easy and fun!

After you’ve customized your photobook, just enter the details in your coupon to get it for free!

Sounds cool, right? Then start booking your hotels with the TravelBook.ph’s mobile app so you can document your vacation in a gorgeous photo book from PhotoBook Philippines!

*Please note that the shipping fee worth PHP 250.00 is not included. Package will be delivered within seven (7) working days.

Mechanics and Terms & Conditions:

  1. Download the TravelBook.ph app on App Store or Google Play and use it to book a hotel to receive the customized 6×6 photobook.
  2. There is no required stay period.
  3. Only confirmed bookings (paid bookings) will be eligible.
  4. SHIPPING FEES of the customized photobook will be shouldered by the booker and not by TravelBook.ph or PhotoBook Philippines.
  5. You must book your hotel from October 5, 2016 to November 5, 2016.
  6. Eligible bookers will receive a coupon within 3-5 days of confirmation of payment for the booking.
  7. To design your photobook and redeem your coupon, register at PhotoBook Philippines’ website.
  8. You will be able to redeem your coupon after finalizing the design of your photobook.
  9. Codes must be redeemed on PhotoBook Philippines on or before January 5, 2017.

This promo is open to Philippine residents, ages 18 and above.