'Ten Photos to Shake the World' is a National Competition organized by an International non-government organization, the Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST). It was launched June 30, 2011, in search for Ten compelling photos to shake the world and promote awareness on the state of the world environment.
My Entry. Mt Pico De Loro's Peak. Cavite.
On February 20, 2012, I was invited to join the Awarding Ceremony to be held on March 6 at the Filipinas Heritage Library, Ayala Triangle, Makat City.
My friend and I came in a bit early giving us time to look at the gallery. I started having butterflies when I saw my entry hanging on the wall. I just can't believe it was there. It was my very first photo competition so I don't know what to expect.
The winners were then announced:
First and Second Prize: Mr. Danilo Victoriano Jr. (Entry #57 and #56, respectively)
Third Prize: Mr. Joel Forte (Entry #19)
Fourth Prize: Mr. Jonathan De Vera (Entry #16)
Fifth Prize: Mr. Gregorio Dantes Jr. (Entry #52)
Sixth Prize: Mr. Edgar Castañeda (Entry #36)
Seventh Prize: Ms. Lui Ladio (Entry #12)
Eighth Prize: Mr. Jimmy Domingo (Entry #59)
Ninth and Tenth Prize: Raniel Jose Castañeda (Entry #32 and 31, respectively)
7th Place? Not bad for a first timer and amateur photographer =P
In a battle for the Most Popular Entry through Facebook, I came up short, second only to Mr Mark Henrich Go who got the most number of 'likes'.
All Top Ten winners received Certificates, Cash, Gift Certificates and Gift packs from sponsors - Petron, Kraft and Nestle.
The Judges and I =D
I was the youngest, unexperienced and the only female among the Top Ten winners. Makes me feel really good about it! nyaha... and I don't even own a camera! Bittersweet. =D