Dinagyang Photo Contest 2015


Dinagyang Photo Contest 2015 Official Rules & Contest Mechanics


Photo Eligibility: This photo contest is OPEN TO ALL.

There is NO ENTRY FEE required to join the competition.

CATEGORIES – There are two (2) categories for the Dinagyang 2015 Photo Contest:




The subject can either be an ATI or KASADYHAN participant (individual or group) taken strictly during their official performances on January 24-25, 2015. Deliberately staged or posed shots are not allowed.




These are photos taken in the streets of Iloilo during the Dinagyang Festivities from January 19-25, 2015 with particular emphasis on the theme depicting the celebration. Subject maybe an ATI or KASADYAHAN participant/s (solo or group shots) during the celebration proper or during any of the official Dinagyang Foundation sanctioned activity, such as, the fluvial procession.




Visual Impact – 30%; Technical Aspect – 30%; Artistic Impact (Creativity & Composition) – 40%.


No Entry Fee required for joining. Photographers who opt to have a Photographers ID Pass shall apply for pre-accreditation at the Iloilo City Public Information Office. Accreditation guidelines and forms can be obtained from the official website www.dinagyangsailoilo.com or www.facebook.com/dinagyangsailoilofestival.


Each participant can submit a MAXIMUM of three (3) entries for each category.


PHOTO FORMAT / ENTRY DETAILS (for both categories)


Each entry must be taken with a digital or film camera and submitted in either an 8×10 of 8×12 color print without border. Digital entries must also be accompanied by the digital file (either in JPEG or RAW) on a CD/DVD in actual size with 150 dpi or higher resolution. Photos taken with film negatives must be scanned into a digital image file (JPEG/TIFF) and submitted on a CD/DVD in actual size with 150 dpi or higher resolution.


All photographs should accurately reflect the subject matter and the scene as it appears. Photos that have been digitally altered or manipulated beyond standard optimization may be disqualified. Images that do not meet these requirements may or may not be judged at the judging panels sole discretion.


Participants should write on a piece of paper their name, address & contact number, email address taped on the back of each of their photo entries. These, plus the CD/DVD, should be sealed in a long size brown envelope for submission.


Deadline for submission of entries will be on February 5, 2015 5:00 pm at the Philippine Red Cross – Iloilo Chapter 2nd Floor Bonifacio St., Iloilo City. (Tel. no. 3375950).


By submitting an entry, each participants agrees to the official rules and warrants that his or her entry complies with all requirements set out in the official rules.




By entering the contest, participants grant the Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc., (IDFI) a royalty free, worldwide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to display, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works of the entries, in whole or in part, in any media, for any educational, promotional, exhibition, archival, and all other standard purposes of the foundation. Any photograph-reproduced wil include a photographer credit as feasible. The Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation, Inc. will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such uses. All prints & CDs/DVDs submitted shall be the property of the IDFI.




Pre-screened entries will be exhibited at SM City Iloilo (schedule of exhibit and awarding of winners to be announced later). NOT ALL ENTRIES SHALL BE ON EXHIBIT.


Prizes are as follows:




  1. First Prize P25,000
  2. Second Prize P10,000
  3. Third Prize P  7,000
  4. 5 Consolation Prizes of P1,000




  1. First Prize P15,000
  2. Second Prize P  7,000
  3. Third Prize P  3,000
  4. 5 Consolation Prizes


The decision of the Board of Judges is final. The organizer shall have the right not to entertain any protest or complaint after the decision of winners shall be made.

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