Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST) successfully wrapped up the Ten Photos to Shake the World Photo Competition through an awarding ceremony held last March 6, 2012 at the Filipinas Heritage Library Reading Room.
Judges Raffy Lerma, senior photojournalist from the Philippine Daily Inquirer and Frances Quimpo, Executive Director of the Center for Environmental Concerns (CEC), were present to hand out cash from ASSIST and Petron, and gift packs from sponsors Nestle and Kraft. They were assisted by ASSIST Managing Director Sreeni Narayanan, Executive Director Murali, Partners and Network Management Director Kamesh Ganeson and Environmental Compliance Consultants International (ECCI) COO Arnel Go.
The program also included a talk on the Philippine environmental situation, as well as the showing of an animation entitled Higante’t Tutubi, which talks about the struggle of the people to protect the country’s environment and natural resources – all courtesy of CEC.
The first, second and third prize winners were awarded P15,000, P12,000 and P10,000 respectively, while consolation prize winners each received P1,500 cash.
The winners were:
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. Louise Mae Ladio (Entry #12)
Eighth Prize: Mr. Jimmy Domingo (Entry #59)
Ninth and Tenth Prize: Raniel Jose Castañeda (Entry #32 and 31, respectively)
Attendees were treated to performances by budding artist/musician Roni Ba-ang, and to a visual treat courtesy of the exhibit of the 24 finalists at the Library’s Alcove.
Supported by Petron, Nestle, and Kraft, the event also served as an informal gathering of ASSIST’s partners, including the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), The Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP), Philippine Center for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development, Inc. (PCEPSDI), Bank of the Philippine Islands Foundation, Women’s Feature Service, Local Government Development Foundation (LOGODEF), Philam Foundation, European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, International Finance Corporation (IFC) and United Coconut Planters Bank.
The top 24 entries can be accessed through the competition’s official Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000300108304#!/pages/Ten-Photos-to-Shake-the-World-National-Photo-Competition/244783482214192.#