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Photo essay contest for overseas Filipinos

Community Announcement

A project of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, in cooperation with the Inter-Agency Committee for the Celebration of the Month of Overseas Filipinos (IAC-MOF)

    1. Background:
      Based on the 2010 Stock Estimate of Filipinos Overseas, there are about 9.45 million Filipinos overseas; 4.42 million of them are permanent migrants, 4.32 million temporary migrants, and more than 740,000 irregular migrants. This part of our population significantly contributes to our nation building.

      As part of this year’s celebration of the Month of Overseas Filipinos and International Migrants Day, the Inter-Agency Committee proposes to hold a photo competition in search of compelling photographs featuring the lives of overseas Filipinos. The National Commission for Culture and the Arts is designated the lead implementing agency for the said project.

      The photo competition shall also be complemented by an exhibition showcasing the entries received and the winning photographs. The project gives a venue for overseas Filipinos to share their artistic perspective on their daily struggles and triumphs through Photography.

      The competition is divided in two categories: Category A for ages 13-17 and Category B for 18 years old and above. Each category will have a 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners who will receive local travel opportunities to culturally rich tourist sites in the country. The exhibit will be held for the whole month of December 2012 as one of the activities in celebration of the Month of Overseas Filipinos.

    2. Objective:
      The project is aimed at raising the awareness of overseas Filipinos and the general Philippine publics on Philippine Diaspora through Photography.

    3. Who may enter: The contest is open to all Filipinos based overseas, including migrant workers, immigrants, second and third generation Filipinos overseas, and former Filipino citizens. It is divided into 2 categories: Category A: Aged 13-17 years and Category B: Aged 18 years and above. The entries must be from the migrants themselves and must present proof of being an overseas Filipinos, such as passport, Overseas Employment Certificate, seaman’s book, stamp, alien registration certificate, naturalization.

Find out more info on the contest by going to the NCCA website.

Submissions close 15 October, 2012.

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