Last July 22, Thunderbird Resorts announced the 1st round finalists of its Express Your Art Photo Contest III: “Experience Fiesta”.
Now on its third year, the contest boasts of the largest cash prize ever to be given by a local photo contest in the Philippines—PhP 250,000 for the grand prize. Finalists will also receive P5,000 consolation prize. Prizes will be awarded on January 28, 2012 at the Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation (FPPF) Photographer’s Night at the Asian Institute of Management.
Finalists are (in alphabetical order): Manuel P. Andres Jr, Catherine Michelle T. Aragoncillo, Achilles Aeson Anthony T. Baldevia, Raniel Jose Madrazo Castañeda, Ramon I. Castillo, Catalino Celzo Jr, Loreta De Vera, Joel C. Forte, Israel V. Gonzalez, Vincent L. Kho, Rodolfo C. Manabat, Nicanor P. Olayao, Teodoro L. Pelaez, John Paul E. Relativo, Manuel P. Rosario, Meljoe A. San Diego, Jaime S. Singlador, Anselmo V. Talagtag Jr, Paulino A. Tamayo II, Elvira A. Tankiamco, Jun R. Tulao, Ruwen T. Verdaguer, Rodolfo L. Vicente, and Danilo O. Victoriano Jr.
For this year, the Express Your Art (EYA) Photo Contest is looking for images that capture essence of major holidays and festivities in the Philippines.
Interested participants and first round finalists may still submit their entries for the 2nd round on or before December 9, 2011. Mechanics and registration forms can be downloaded from www.thunderbird-asia.com.
The 2nd round finalists will be announced on December 16, 2011, while the grand prize winner will be announced on December 23, 2011.
Official partners for the Thunderbird Resorts Express Your Art Photo Contest are the Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation (FPPF) and Western Digital.
Per DTI-NCR Permit No. 1957, Series of 2011