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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!