Join Surigao City’s 1st Bonok-Bonok Photo Contest



SURIGAO CITY -- In celebration of this year’s Bonok-Bonok Maradjaw Karadjaw Festival on September 9, the City Tourism Council, Inc. (SCTCI) is inviting all amateur and professional photographers and hobbyists to join in the 1st Bonok-Bonok Maradjaw Karadjaw Festival 2012 Photography Competition. 


Richard Nick Amores, SCTI chairperson and festival director, said they have designated “Salamat: Sajaw, Ki-ay” as the theme for this year’s photography competition. 

Participants may use any digital or film-based camera. Entries must be printed in full color on any brand of photo paper in 8R size (8 inches x 10 inches) without border. Digital entries must also submit the digital file (either on JPEG or Raw) on a CD on actual size with 150dpi resolution or higher. Corresponding negatives should accompany film entries. 

Manually retouched and/or painted over print outputs are not allowed while creative effects done within the camera at the time of exposure are allowed e.g. multiple exposures, flash fill, lighting, filtration, etc. 

Digital retouching on density, contrast adjustments, minor cropping, burning, and dodging may be tolerated, although major manipulation of main images through adding or subtracting are not allowed. 

Images that do not meet these requirements may or may not be judged at the judging panel’s sole discretion. 

Amores said exciting prizes await the winners and deadline for submission of entries is until September 15 at 5 p.m. 

He also announced that pre-screened entries will be exhibited on September 22 at Gaisano Capital Surigao and the awarding of winners will also be held on the same day. 

For more inquiries they may call the Surigao City Tourism Office at (086) 826-8064/826-8179. (FEA/SCTI-PIA 13, Surigao del Norte)

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