2012 Musikahan sa Tagum Photo Contest

Celebrating Tagum’s Brand of Music: 2012 Musikahan sa Tagum Photo Contest
“Harvest of Creativity, Celebrating Global Harmony”

 The contest is open to both amateur and professional photographers.
 Photos must have been taken during the competition period from February 21 to 26, 2012
 Participants may use any digital camera.
 All participants must pre-register at the City Information Office, Beach Volleydrome, Rotary Park, Pioneer Avenue, Tagum City. Pre-registration shall commence on February 8, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Pre-registration can also be done online through email. All requirements should be emailed to tagumcityinformation2011@gmail.com on or before February 20, 2011. For queries, interested participants may contact the City Information Office at (084) 400-3381.

Each participant should grant the City Government of Tagum through the City Information Office the Non-Exclusive Rights to publish and reproduce the submitted photographs on all forms of media in the future.


 Creative effects done within the camera at the time of exposure e.g. multiple exposures, flash fill, lighting, filtration, etc. are allowed.
 After the DAILY EVENTS (Feb. 21 to 26), all participants are required to immediately submit to the CIO’s Media Center located in the New City Hall a minimum of two (2) photographs as entries to the photo contest. Cut-off time of submission shall be at 7o’clock in the evening EXCEPT for the last day (Feb. 26) which shall be at 4 o’clock in the afternoon. Submissions should be in digital format and should not be enhanced using any photography software.
 Each participant is also required to fill out the form containing the photograph’s information (e.g. name, title, date taken, etc). No name/watermark should appear in the submitted photograph.
 Judging should be done every day after each competition, based on the following criteria:


• The judges will be selecting three (3) daily best photos for the daily events. At the end of the festival, the judges shall select the TOP 5 BEST PHOTOGRAPHS from the eighteen (18) daily best photos capturing the essence of the 11th Musikahan sa Tagum Festival 2012.

• The CIO shall form a three-man judging panel which shall select the over-all winners.

• The decision of judges is final and errivocable.

Prizes at Stake

1. Daily Winners shall receive a Certificate of Recognition.
2. Over-all Winners (Top 5 Best Photographs) will have the following prizes:
          1st Place - 5,000 pesos
          2nd Place - 4,000 pesos
          3rd Place - 3,000 pesos
          4th Place - 2,000 pesos
          5th Place - 1,000 pesos

All entries become the property of the City Government of Tagum, which will have the right to reproduce, exhibit, or publish the images for promotional purposes, indicating/acknowledging the photographer. The City Government of Tagum may display the prints in a public venue, or publish them for the purpose of promoting the festival in the future, without any financial compensation to the photographers.

City Information Office
City of Tagum
8100 Davao del Norte,
Island Southern Mindanao, Philippines
Contact # +63 84 4003381
Official Website: http://www.tagumcity.gov.ph
Email Address: tagumcityinformation2011@gmail.com

Algene C.

The author is currently taking up law who blogs on her free time.


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