Nationwide photo contest for state workers now open

Contestants to vie for best photo award and P20,000

Photography enthusiasts in government not only have a chance to showcase their talent but also to take home as much as P20,000.

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) is holding the “Give It Your Best Shot!” Nationwide Photography Contest in line with the upcoming celebration of the 112th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary (PCSA). The contest is open to all state workers regardless of appointment status. However, CSC employees and all other government employees affiliated with the National Press Club and Press Photographers of the Philippines are ineligible to join.

The contest theme is “Kawani, Ikaw ay Isang Lingkod Bayani!” Thus, submitted photos should capture the essence of public service in the Filipinos’ everyday life. Deadline of entries is on July 16, 2012 at 5 p.m.

Photos should be recent or have been shot from 2011 onwards. They should not be digitally enhanced or altered for creative purposes. Only minor adjustments such as sharpening, contrast, or slight color adjustment are allowed. Moreover, photographs that have been submitted to or won in other contests, have been published in print or online, and that violate another person’s rights such as copyright, will be disqualified from the contest.

Photographs should be in colored 8R print and unmounted, and submitted to any CSC office nationwide along with the accomplished entry form and a CD containing a soft copy of the photo. Only one entry or photograph per contestant will be allowed.

The contestant with the best photo will win P20,000, while the second and third placer will receive P10,000 and P5,000, respectively. Ten other contestants will be chosen by the judges to receive a consolation prize of P1,000 each. Entries will be judged according to relevance to the theme, creativity, technique or use of the elements of photography, and overall impact.

The entry form and full text of contest guidelines can be viewed at the official PCSA website at celebratepcsa.wordpress.com.

This is the second time that the CSC is holding the photography contest. In 2011, Elvie C. Jabines of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples-Region 11 bagged first prize with her photo showing a group of elders of the Ata Tribe of Davao discussing their tribe’s history as part of the process of ancestral domain titling.

Norry P. Suravilla of the Nutrition Office in Koronadal City won second prize with her photo entitled “Three Mothers and a Baby”, while Medard T. Apit of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources-Region 11 came in third place with his photo, “Iisang Pagkilos”.

CSC Press Release
June 15, 2012

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29 thoughts on “Nationwide photo contest for state workers now open

    • photos that are directed to convey a message are acceptable, but not those that are digitally enhanced or altered for creative purposes. Only minor adjustments such as sharpening, contrast, or slight color adjustment are allowed. Moreover, photographs that have been submitted to or won in other contests, have been published in print or online, and that violate another person’s rights such as copyright, will be disqualified from the contest.

  1. hi.

    what if, upon verification, the Regional Office failed to submit to the Central Office the entry on time even if it was submitted on/before the deadline (July 16th)?

    thank you.

    • All CSC Regional or Field Offices will be accepting entries and forwarding them to the Central Office by July 18. The date of submission will be duly noted, in case they won’t be able to forward the entries on time.

    • i wasnt aware po kasi of the change of deadline. i was thinking of original date which is July 19. is there any chance you could accept entries after monday? 😐

    • Hi, deadline is and always have been july 16. if you can’t submit your entry to the central office, you can always submit it to any CSC Field Office near you. The CSC Field Office will then forward your entry to the central office. Thanks!

  2. Hello po, Im Glenn Cinco from Butuan City working at City Public Information Office, i’d like to ask if you had already recieved my entry for the photo contest? i submitted it last july 15 here in CSC-Butuan City..Thank you!

  3. Good day! Im Glenn Cinco from Butuan City working at City Public Information Office, i’d like to ask if you had already recieved my entry for the photo contest? i submitted it last july 15 here in CSC-Butuan City..Thank you!

    • Good morning Mr. Cinco.
      We’ll follow-up the transmittal of entries from the CSC-Butuan Field Office and give you an update as soon as we receive them. thank you very much for your participation as we all have to do our share in ensuring the success of the 112th anniversary of the Philippine Civil Service.

      • thank you so much sir for the reply. one of your personnel tumawag sa akin na kailangan ko pong mag submit ng photopaper printed material sa aking entry this 4:00pm of August 19 but i submitted my entry august 15, he said kailangan ko daw mag submit ds day para ma qualify parin,,kaya i’ll send my courtesy po sa inyong office hope that you will qualify and still accept my photoprinted entry,kc akala ko pwede lang sa paper e print,kaya dito ko na i print sa office.. again thnx for the info. ill go to LBC now to submit my entry..thank you…
        FROM: GLENN CINCO, BUTUAN CITY PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE

    • Good morning Mr. Cinco.
      We’ll give you an update as soon as we receive them.
      Thank you very much for your participation as we all have to do our share in ensuring the success of the 112th anniversary of the Philippine Civil Service.

  4. Good day! I’d like to ask if kailan po ba ma post lahat ng mga entry ng mga photos submitted by the civil service butuan?

    • Hello, Glenn! The entries submitted to the regional and field offices are currently being transmitted to the CSC Central Office. We’ll have the complete list of entries by Tuesday next week. We’ll update you on your concern. You may call Mr. Noe Jaudalso or Mr. Dang Dupale at (02) 931-8039, (02) 931-4149. Do check back next week.

  5. GOOD DAY SIR! IM GLENN CINCO FROM CITY PUBLIC INFORMATION OF BUTUAN,..I HAD ALREADY SUBMITTED MY 8R PHOTO PRINTED ENTRY THROUGH LBC PADALA IMMEDIATELY AFTER PAG TAWAG SA AKIN THROUGH CELPHONE NG ISANG CSC PERSONNEL NA KAILANGAN KO PONG MAG SUBMIT NG 8R PRINT KASI YUNG NA SUBMIT KO AY 8R NA WHICH I PRINTED SA U.S. BOND PAPER, I THOUGHT OKEY PO UN KASI NAG REQUIRE PO NG CD OR SOFTCOPY TAPOS HINDI PO NAILAGAY SA RULES NA TO PRINT IN PHOTOPAPER 😦 PACENXA PO..ANYWAY NA I SUBMIT KO NA PO UNG PHOTOPRINTED AS WHAT CSC PERSONNEL TOLD ME TO STILL SUBMIT MY ENTRY…HOPE THAT YOU WILL STILL ACCEPT MY ENTRY AND MAKE IT VALID…
    HOPING FOR A POSITIVE RESPONSE! THANK YOU…I SUPPORTED MUCH ON YOUR PROGRAM GOD BLESS CSC..

    NOTE: I SUBMITED MY 8R PHOTO PRINT ENTRY AT THE
    CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION OFFICE BUILDING,
    IBP ROAD, BATASAN HILLS, QUEZON CITY
    TO MR. MEDARDO G. DUPALE AND MR. NOE L. JAUDALSO
    PERSONNEL RELATION OFFICER

    FROM: GLENN O. CINCO
    CITY PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE OF BUTUAN
    075 VILLANUEVA EXT, BUTUAN CITY

    • Hello, Glenn! The entries submitted to the regional and field offices are currently being transmitted to the CSC Central Office. We’ll have the complete list of entries by Tuesday next week. We’ll update you on your concern. You may call Mr. Noe Jaudalso or Mr. Dang Dupale at (02) 931-8039, (02) 931-4149. Do check back next week.

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