Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST), an international non-profit organization based in the Philippines closed the 2nd Run of the Ten Photos to Shake the World Nationwide Photo Competition with an awarding ceremony last December 10, 2012 at the Ayala Museum.
Launched on August 6, 2012, the competition accepted entries until November 15, 2012, and eventually gathered 376 photographs.
Open to anyone who holds a Filipino citizenship, the photography contest looked for ten compelling photos to shake the world under the theme “Challenges and Triumphs in the Pursuit of Sustainable Development.” Photos showed any of the following themes: poverty, political crises, global recession, the changing climate (challenges), and people’s movements, innovations, development partnerships (triumphs).
Suzanne Nazal of ADB, Christopher Rollo of UNIDO, Nigel Ian Laxamana of Digital Photographer Philippines (DPP), Eduviges Huang of Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation (FPPF) and Ana Liza Valencia of International Labour Organization (ILO) formed the pool of judges who selected the top photo entries.
The final 10 winners were chosen based on the following criteria: a) Substance, Impact and Creativity: 50% b) Composition, clarity and technical quality: 50%.
First Prize: Mr. Danilo Victoriano Jr. (Entry #47)
Second Prize: Mr. Nikki Sandino M. Victoriano (Entry #79)
Third Prize: Ms. Annelyn B. Lacson (Entry #98)
Fourth Prize: Mr. Joel C. Forte (Entry #109)
Fifth Prize: Mr. Carlo G. Zamora (Entry #187)
Sixth Prize: Mr. Jaime S. Singlador (Entry #42)
Seventh Prize: Mr. Ateneo Teni Santa Ines (Entry #197)
Eighth Prize: Mr. Victor Gamosa Ursabia (Entry #312)
Ninth Prize: Mr. Robert John Cabagnot (Entry#250)
Tenth Prize: Mr. George V. Cabig (Entry #322)
The Ten Photos to Shake the World Competition is a project of ASSIST’s Social Initiatives Unit, in cooperation with TÜV Rheinland, Ayala Foundation, Globe, Calata Corporation, BPI Foundation, Asian Institute of Management, Nestle, Mondelez International, Bank of Commerce, Business World, Digital Photographer Philippines, and Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation.#