Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Photo Contest: Sinulog 2013

Want to show off your photography skills?  One of the best ways to highlight and showcase your prowess in photography is by joining a photo contest.  Well, there is one big photo contest in Cebu that a budding photographer should join.  It is Sinulog Photo Contest.  The Sinulog festival is the biggest event in Cebu and probably one of the most popular festivals in the country.  It celebrates the feast of Cebu's patron Senyor Sto. Nino.  The Sinulog grand parade is a day long activity that will surely make shutterbugs so busy. Here are some guidelines of this year's contest:

  • Open to all photo enthusiasts – amateur or professionals (colored and black & white prints)
  • Format – includes DIGITAL or FILM photographs
  • Subjects – all activities involving SINULOG ’13 celebration
  • Registration for participants will open December  16, 2012 at the Sinulog Foundation, Inc office
  • Registration fee is One Thousand Pesos Only (P 1,000.00). An ID given for access to most Sinulog ’13 activities plus (10) entries of (5R) photographs. An additional of Thirty Five Pesos (P 35.00) or 3 for One Hundred Pesos (P 100.00) will be charged for every additional photo; maximum of 30 extras entries.
  • Deadline of submission of photo – entries will be on January 23, 2013
  • Judging of the PHOTO Contest will be on January 24, 2013
  • Awarding of Prizes to Winners will be on January 26, 2013
  1. Contingent – competing or guest participants of Sinulog ’13 grand parade (group dancing the solo performer)
  2. Fluvial and Solemn Procession – January 19, 2013, the miraculous image is sea borne along the costs of Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu Cities. The solemn procession passes thru the principal streets of Cebu City.
  3. Float, Higante and Puppeteers – should include whole structure (not the personalities) on board the float. Higante and Puppeteers should include carrier inside the contraption.
  4. Décor / Arch and Sidelights – may be taken anytime (day and night) of arches and décor set up for Sinulog ’13. Sidelights are human interest pictures taken in the parade route on Sinulog ’13 week. Pictures taken during Sinulog sa Kabataan 2013 will be included in the category.
  5. Festival Queen -  whole body of dancing participants, during SINULOG Festival Queen contest at Cebu City Sports Center, January 18, 2013.
  1. Each contest category must have a minimum of (10) ten contestants in order to declare a valid contest. If entries are less than ten (10) that category will be declared “No Contest” and prizes are reverted to the foundation.
  2. Photos must be taken from the actual events during the Sinulog ’13 celebration in Cebu City. Pictures of Sinulog celebration in other places and venues are disqualified.
  3. All entries must be submitted on or before January 23, 2013 with duly accomplished forms to the Sinulog Foundation, Inc. office at Cebu City Sports Center.
  4. All submitted entries shall become sole and exclusive property of Sinulog Foundation, Inc. it can be reproduced n or reprinted, to any size for publication without permission of the Foundation. Corresponding compensation shall also accorded the owner of the photo of winning entries.
  5. Judging of entries is tentatively scheduled on January 24, 2013. Winners will be published in local dailies in due time with the date and venue of the awarding of trophies and prizes at SM City January 26, 2013 at 6:00 P.M
  6. Winning entries must surrender to the Sinulog Foundation, Inc. office with corresponding negatives and / or raw format (digital file in CD format) prior to awarding of prizes.
  7. The decision of the Board of Judges is final and unappealable.
  8. Winners must sign a waiver to surrender the negative winning photos to the foundation including publication rights and royalties. A digital file of winning picture must be surrendered to the foundation prior to awarding of prizes for digital cameras.
  9. THE BEST PICTURE in the Photo contest shall be awarded its allocated special prize after the Board of Judges has chosen that photo as the over-all winner. As a result all the succeeding winners in that category will be automatically elevated one step up.
  10. All official entry forms will be available at the Sinulog Foundation, Inc. office only.
  11. Registration Fee One Thousand Pesos only (P 1,000.00). Entitles contestant to submit ten (10) entry photos. Subsequent entries will be charged Thirty Five Pesos (P 35.00) each or 3 for One Hundred Pesos. Maximum of 30 extra prints per registrant is allowed, An ID will be issued to each registrant who entitles access to most Sinulog ’13 activities. 
Download the Online Registration Form then submit it to the Sinulog Foundation at the Cebu City Sports Center. For more details check out: