In celebration of Seslong Festival 2017 and the 43rd Foundation Anniversary of the Municipality of Tboli in South Cotabato, the Department of Tourism-12 and LGU- Tboli in partnership with SOX PH invites all interested photographers to join the 1st TBOLI KNOON PHOTO CONTEST!

Discover & experience Tboli and showcase your photography skills! Check out the contest mechanics below:

Rules and Mechanics

1.       Landscape  (Landmarks, sights, natural or man-made attractions)
o   Entries for this category must have been taken not earlier than June 1, 2016.

2.       Adventure (Sports, Outdoor Activities)
o   Photos in this category must be taken not earlier than June 1, 2016.

3.       Culture (People, Seslong Festival events)
o   Photos in this category must be taken in any event of Seslong Festival 2017

General Guidelines
  • This contest is open to the public (residents and non-residents of Tboli, South Cotabato)
  • Both amateur and professional photographers may join.
  • NO registration is required in joining this contest. 
  • A participant may submit 3 (minimum) to 5 (maximum) photos in each category.
  • Nudity, vulgar, obscene, scandalous, gruesome, and violent photos are automatically disqualified. Photos should focus on the theme.
  • Only basic enhancements like cropping, resizing, and minor adjustments in brightness and contrast will be allowed. 
  • Photos should not include watermarks, frames, or other markings on the photo, such as the date and time of the entry. 
  • All entries must be the original work and owned by the participant and must not have been used or published in any media or posted online for whatever purpose. 
  • Submission should be in .jpg or .png format and should be at the highest possible resolution and quality. 
  • Photo Entries should be submitted through email  -- not later than 12 MN of March  30, 2017
  • Entries must include a title and a brief description.
  • All submitted photo entries will be judged based on the following criteria: 
 - Visual Impact – 40 %
 - Composition/ Arrangement  – 20 %
 - Focus/Sharpness/Lighting – 20 %
 - Creativity – 20%
  • TOP entries in each category will be uploaded at I LOVE SOX PH Facebook Page for the “MOST POPULAR PHOTO” Contest on April 5, 2017.
  • Entry with the most number of likes during the voting period (April 5- 8, 2017) will be awarded “MOST POPULAR PHOTO” Award.
  • Winners of the contest will be announced on April 10, 2017 .
  • The organizer reserves the right to cancel the contest in the event that an insufficient number of entries of suitable quality are submitted.
  • All submitted entries, winning or non-winning, shall become property of DOT-12 and maybe published or used for promotional purposes by DOT-12 and the organizers with due acknowledgement of the original owner. 
  • The decision of the Board of Judges is FINAL.

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