Calling all Student Photographers!: Cash Prizes and Cameras at Stake at the 28th Visual Arts Competition

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Hey student photographers! Now’s your chance to not just take home P80,000 in cold cash, a Canon EOS 550D DSLR camera, a special trophy designed by sculptor Impy Pilapil (believe me, she’s famous) – your winning photograph will be featured on the covers of major telephone directories all over the Philippines, making your photo a part of every Filipino’s home. So, if you’re a student between 15-24 years of age and currently enrolled in any local school, snap away and submit your best photographs depicting “Scenes from My Hometown” to get a chance to win over P700,000 in cash prizes.

What’s at Stake?

The grand prize winner will take home P80,000 in cash, a special trophy designed by sculptor Impy Pilapil, and a Canon EOS 550D digital camera. In addition, his or her school will receive a P25,000 donation from DPC and PLDT, plus a Canon PIXMA printer.The next three major winners and their respective schools will receive similar prizes.

The top 50 finalists will automatically win P5,000 in cash, and their works will be put on display at Gateway Mall. Among the top 50 pictures, the public can select their favorites for the People’s Choice Awards—one each for Luzon, the Visayas and Mindanao—via online voting through the competition website.

How to join

Each student can submit up to three entries, either in full color or in black and white.To qualify for the major prizes, any entry must have an 8” x 12” portrait orientation with a resolution of at least 10 megapixels. All entries must be uploaded to the contest’s website,,between Oct. 16, 2012 and Feb. 7, 2014 (up to 11:59pm).

If I were 24, a student and had mad photography skills, I would have joined this competition. Don’t pass up on this – it’s a great way to show everyone how culturally rich the Philippines is.

For more information on the VAC 28 mechanics, prizes and other details, please visit or like their Facebook page here -

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24. October 2013 by Faith Salazar
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