Iloilo Dinagyang Photo Contest 2012 Entry Form & Contest Mechanics

Iloilo Dinagyang Photo Contest 2012 Entry Form & Contest Mechanics

I am sure you guys enjoyed Dinagyang Festival 2012 as much as we did! And were you able to take photos? Are they exceptional and unique? If you think they are then you should join this year’s Iloilo Dinagyang Photo Contest 2012! Below are the contest mechanics and the entry form. Good luck!

  • PHOTO ELIGIBILITY -This contest is open to all professional & amateur photographers and hobbyists.
  • CATEGORIES – There are two categories for the Dinagyang Photo Contest 2012:

The subject can either be an Ati or Kasadyahan participant (individual or group) taken strictly during their official performances on Jan 21 & 22, 2012. Deliberately staged or posed shots are not allowed.


These are photos taken in the streets of Iloilo depicting the Dinagyang festivities from Jan 16 to 22, 2012. Subject may be an Ati or Kasadyahan participant (solo or group shot), or of any Dinagyang activity such as the Fluvial Procession or the arrival of the Sto. Nino image from Cebu, among others.

  • CRITERIA FOR JUDGING (both categories)

Visual Impact: 30%; Technical (exposure & focus): 30%; Artistic (creativity & composition): 40%.  Total: 100%.

    1. Photo contest entry fee for this category shall be P120 per photo submitted. A maximum of 6 entries shall be allowed per photographer in this category;
    2. Photographer’s ID fee of P500 is inclusive of 5 entries for this contest category. Only those with IDFI issued  Photographer’s IDs shall be allowed entry to a designated stage performance area ;
    3. Applicants for Photographer’s ID should be a member of a legitimate photographic association.  Applicants outside of Iloilo are required to submit either an endorsement from their local tourism office or a copy of their club’s SEC registration;
    4. The IDFI has the right to designate stage assignments.  The ID to be provided shall be color-coded to indicate specific stage assignments.  Photographer’s ID does not guarantee seats at the performance area;
    5. Accreditation Forms can be downloaded from or call City Information Office at 3371235 for details.  Last day for submission of forms shall be January 10, 2012.
    1. Entry fee is P100 per photo submitted.  Photographer’s ID is not required to join this category;
    2. A maximum of 6 entries shall be allowed per photographer in this category.
  • PHOTO FORMAT / ENTRY DETAILS (for both categories)
    • · Each entry must be taken with a digital or film camera and submitted in either an 8″x10″ or 8″x12″ color print without border. Digital entries must also submit the digital file (either on JPEG or Raw) on a CD on actual size with 150 dpi resolution or higher.  Corresponding negatives should accompany film entries.
    • All photographs should accurately reflect the subject matter and the scene as it appeared. Photos that have been digitally altered or manipulated beyond standard optimization may be disqualified. Images that do not meet these requirements may or may not be judged at the judging panel’s sole discretion.
    • Participants should write on a piece of paper their name, address & contact number taped on the back of all their photo entries.  These, plus the CD, should be sealed in a long size brown envelope for submission.
    • Deadline for submission of entries will be on January 30, 2012, 5:00 p.m. at PHILIPPINE RED CROSS – ILOILO CHAPTER, 2nd flr. Bonifacio St., beside Ramon Q. Avanceña Hall of Justice), Iloilo City.  Tel. No (033) 337-5950.
    • By submitting an entry, each participant agrees to the Official Rules and warrants that his or her entry complies with all requirements set out in the Official Rules.
      • By entering the contest, participants grant the Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc (IDFI) a royalty-free, world-wide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to display, distribute, reproduce, and create derivative works of the entries, in whole or in part, in any media, for any educational, promotional, exhibition, archival, and all other standard purposes of the Foundation.  Any photograph reproduced will include a photographer credit as feasible.  The Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation, Inc will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such uses.  All prints & CDs submitted shall be the property of the IDFI.
        • Pre-screened entries will be exhibited on February 6, 2012 at SM City Iloilo (tentative schedule).  The awarding of winners will also be held on the same day.  NOT ALL ENTRIES SHALL BE ON EXHIBIT.
        • Prizes are as follows:


1st Prize:   P15,000          2nd Prize :     P10,000          Third Prize :     P 7,000

Five consolation prizes of P1,000 each


1st Prize:   P10,000          2nd Prize :     P5,000          Third Prize :     P 3,000

Five consolation prizes of P500 each

  • The decision of the Board of Judges is Final.  The organizer shall have the right not to entertain any protest or complaint after the final decision of winners shall be made.



Conforme : ________________________________________

Signature over Printed Name


Name : ____________________________________________________________________________

Surname                                                      First Name                                                                        Middle Initial

Address : __________________________________________________________________________

Telephone No :       Landline  ______________    Mobile No. ____________     Gender : ____   Age : _____


Nationality : _______________   Birthday : _____________     Photography Club :  _________________


Number of Entries :

a) “Ati” / Kasadyahan Contest Category   ___________   b) Street Category  ___________   Total : ______



Participant Signature over Printed Name

To be filled up by the organizer

Name of Contestant : _________________________________________________________

Category I (Contest)                                                                               Category II (Street)

Entry Number  :  _____________________                      Entry Number : __________________________

Entry Number  :  _____________________                      Entry Number : __________________________

Entry Number  :  _____________________                      Entry Number : __________________________

Entry Number  :  _____________________                      Entry Number : __________________________

Entry Number  :  _____________________                      Entry Number : __________________________

Entry Number  :  _____________________                      Entry Number : __________________________

Number of CD  / Negatives Submitted : ________________

Category I:  Total Entries _______ less free _______= _______   x    P120/entry = P_____________

Category II:  Total Entries _______ less free _______= _______   x    P100/entry = P_____________


Received by : ____________________________

Date   :            ____________________________

O.R. No.         ____________________________


I just have to say this – I can’t wait for Dinagyang 2013! :)

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