DPC, PLDT launch 27th directory cover photo contest nationwide

November 24, 2012 5:12 am 

MANILA, Nov. 23 — Student photo enthusiasts are invited to join the 27th Visual Arts National Competition of Directories Philippines Corporation (DPC) and the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT).

Qualified participants, 15-24 years of age and currently enrolled in any local school, stand to win trophies, plus prizes in cash and kind for themselves and their schools.

Winning photographs will be featured in covers of PLDT phone directories and DPC Yellow Pages all over the Philippines.

For the second year in a row, the contest is using digital photography as the medium for entry, evolving from a quarter-century tradition of painting competitions.

This year, DPC and PLDT have tied up with the Department of Tourism (DOT) and adapted the competition’s theme, “More fun in the Philippines,” from the national tourism campaign.

“More fun has been interpreted in many ways,” Ricardo D. Bautista, DPC president, said. “We want our young photography buffs to think of something different, original—something that projects the positive side of Filipinos in their local settings.”

Each student can submit up to three entries, in full color or black & white with an 8” x 12” portrait orientation with at least 10 megapixels resolution.

All entries must be uploaded to the contest’s website, ww.visualarts.phstarting Nov. 28 until the last day for submission, Feb. 22, 2013.

There will be four major national prizes consisting of cash, a trophy and a camera, courtesy of Canon, the official imaging and printing partner for the competition.

In addition, their schools will each receive a high-end Canon PIXMA printer.

There will also be People’s Choice Awards for Luzon, the Visayas and Mindanao to be determined via online voting through the competition website.

For the full mechanics, prizes and other details on the competition, student photo buffs, school administrators and faculty are invited to visit to www.visualarts.ph. (PNA)



One Response to “DPC, PLDT launch 27th directory cover photo contest nationwide”

  1. Venerando G. Bollozos on December 3rd, 2012 10:45 pm

    Thank you very much for this news. I am a fine arts instructor at the Univ. of Mindanao in Davao City and we are very much interested to join the photo contest of dpc-pldt, I do not know who to contact regarding the contest details.
    Please if you may help me by giving an email ad of the contact person i will appreciate it a lot.
    I am hoping for your kind attention regarding this matter.
    Thank you very much and good luck.