Sunday, September 21, 2008

IBON Photo Contest

As part of its 30th anniversary celebration, IBON Foundation, Inc. launches today the National Photo Essay Competition. The contest is open to all elementary, high school and college students nationwide. The contest themes are: Children's Rights (elementary) , Human Rights (high school) and Freedom (college). A photo essay is a set or series of photographs intended to tell a story or evoke a series of emotions in the viewer. Through the photo essay, students are challenged to communicate a story or concept and provoke thought and discussion and inspire the viewer to take action. Deadline of submission of entries is on November 7, 2008 and the awarding ceremonies will be on December 10, International Human Rights Day. Prizes at stake for each level are: 1st place – P5,000 cash, IBON gift pack plus trophy; 2nd place – P4,000 cash, IBON gift pack plus trophy; and honorable mention (3) – P1,000 cash, IBON gift pack plus certificate. Each image in the photo essay must be printed in 5R (5x7 inches) colored or black and white photo paper. The entire essay should be four (4) to eight (8) photographs only, and mounted on an illustration board. For digital entries, each image must be in JPEG file format and the entire essay submitted as a Microsoft PowerPoint show with maximum file size of 4 MB. Only original, unaltered images may be used in the photo essay. The photo essay must not include music, text (except for captions, which must be in a separate text box adjacent to the image) or illustrations.

Send entries to IBON Foundation, Inc., c/o IBON Partnership in Education for Development, IBON Center, 114 Timog Avenue, Barangay Sacred Heart, 1103 Quezon City. Digital entries must be emailed as attachments to photoessay@ibon. org. All entries must be accompanied by the following: 1) Personal details of entrant (full name, name of parent/legal guardian if a minor, date and place of birth, name and address of school, grade/year level and section/course, postal address, email address, telephone number, mobile phone number; 2) 2x2 ID picture; and 3) certification from school that entrant is currently enrolled.

IBON is an independent development institution that provides research, education, publications, information work and advocacy support on socioeconomic issues.


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