First of all, Happy New Year to all the people out there. Since it is the first day of the year, I will start this year by highlighting by nothing more than the Sinulog Festival 2012 as my first post.
Though the holidays are all over for some. Here in Cebu , the party extends up to three weeks for the various events and celebrations for the Sinulog 2012 mardi gras. Yes, there maybe few days of rest after the holidays but this probably the biggest event here in Cebu and even as we speak, lots of preparations are already on the way like hotel reservations, school dance practice, food, street parties, contingents from other cities and many more.
This is also a very exciting event for me (not only as a blogger) , but also as one of the contestants in the Sinulog Photo Contest. It is my first time to join a photography contest so it is kinda exciting and nerve wracking at the same time. Though my purpose really is not to be in the first place but to gain access to some of the spots to get better shots. I am always hopping to have a shot (lucky shot that is lol).
The contest is open to all professional and amateur (me) photographers and you will just have to register in their Sinulog Foundation Office located in Abellana school where it is also where the grand parade and stage performance will happen. The application fee is not really that cheap for 1000 pes0s 0_o , and the limit of number of contestants are 2000 which is similar to last year.
The fee includes a Sinulog ID Pass, a Canon ID Strap and the Official Sinulog Photography Contestant t-shirt (I really thought it was a vest or something)
Here are the guidelines if you are in Cebu want to join the photo contest.
1. Modes of Picture Take being considered.
• Film Category – Any analog camera film size/format can be used, as long as the final entry must be a printed (5”x7”)
• Digital Category – Digital Cameras that are capable of taking Raw Format Files, APS format cameras are eligible.
2. Photo Contest Categories – All activities involving Sinulog 2012.
a. Contingent – competing or guest participants of Sinulog 2012 grand parade on January 15, 2012. Picture must be group dancing the Sinulog and not of a solo dancer.
b. Fluvial and Solemn Processions – January 14, 2012, the miraculous image is sea borne along the coasts of Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu cities while the solemn procession passes through the principal streets of Cebu City.
c. Float/Higante and Puppeteers – January 15, 2012, pictures of float, higante and puppeteers must include the whole structure and not the personalities on board the float. Float, puppeteers and higante shots should include the carrier inside the contraption.
d. Décor/Arch and sidelights – These pictures may be taken anytime (day or night) of arches and décor set up for Sinulog 2012. Sidelights are human interest pictures taken in the parade route on Sinulog day, or in any other activity taken during the Sinulog week starting on January 2, 2012.
e. Festival Queen – Photo to be taken while subject is dancing during the Search for Sinulog Festival Queen 2012 on January 13, 2012 at the Cebu City Sports Center and during the grand parade on January 15, 2012.
Registration starts on December 15, 2011.
Where: Sinulog Foundation Office (Cebu City Sports Center /Abellana National Highschool)
Deadline: January 10, 2012
Registration fee: P1,000 (inclusive of Sinulog ID and photographer’s T-shirt)
Over-all grand prize – P100,000 + trophy
2nd Best Picture – P50,000 + trophy
3rd Best Picture – P30,000 + trophy