Over 500 participants joined this year’s AirAsia Travel Photographer 2016 competition and six young and aspiring photographers bagged and were selected and complete the final leg of competition this August in Shanghai which includes series of challenges in landscape, portrait, and food photography. The Grand Winner will be declared as ‘AirAsia Travel Photographer of the Year’ and will receive 200,000 AirAsia BIG Points, surprise vacation package, and more prizes from partner brands including GRID magazine and Flight 001.
But first, here are the Top 6 Finalists of the year:
Mithilaya Miclat from Davao
Kimberly Pauig from PAsig
Atty. Eliseo Zunig of Taguig
Neil Michael Cardano from Puerto Princesa
Daniel Magbanua of Quezon City
Dave Poblete of Makati
The six finalists got the nods of the panel of judges consisting of young leaders and veterans in the field of photography, branding, and visual arts. Nachi Ugarte, creative director of GRID magazine; Jacob Maentz, documentary photographer; Wawi Navarrosa, artist/photographer, founder of Thousandfold; and Rudy Kaw, AirAsia’s Group’s head of branding, all shared their thoughts and advice to participants during the selection process held at Casa Italia in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.
The journey of the six participants will be featured on webisodes covering their adventures. Visit www.airasiatp.com to watch the webisodes hosted by Tracy Abad. Follow the hashtags #AirAsiaTP2016 #AirAsiaTravelPhotographer on other social media channels such as Facebook (www.facebook.com/AirAsiaPhilippines) and Twitter @AirAsiaPH including updates about the contest from Mellow 94.7’s Mad House radio show featuring Tracy, Chris, and Stan.
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