DAVAO CITY—The City Government of Davao have chosen the winners of the Hulagway sa Araw ng Davao 2018 Photo Contest.
Three judges picked the standouts from 70 entries based on the event’s criteria: Creativity (30 percent), Composition (30 percent), Originality (30 percent), and Relevance to the Theme (10 percent).
First-timer Rowena Lou Diong topped the contest with her entry “Kasadya,” which showed how Davao City employees enjoyed the Araw ng mg Empleyado (Employees’ Day).
The judges said Diong’s piece “is full of joy and excitement.” It showed an employee hitting the earthen pot during a game.
Diong will get a cash prize of P15,000.
Second place went to Jason Daquigan with his entry “Kung Kaya Mo, Kaya Ko” and earned him P10,000. His entry showed a group of persons with disability who actively participated in the Parada Dabawenyo.
Henry Doctolero Jr.’s “Shout for Joy” bagged the third prize and P5,000, as his photo showed the triumph of children who won the Sayaw Pinoy Traditional Dance Competition.
Meanwhile, the Mayor’s Choice award was handed to “Ato Ni!” by Cherry Mae Calope, which showed a young Lumad girl selling her handcrafted bracelets. It earned her P3,000.
The 17 other entries who were chosen as runners-up will get P1,500 each.
They are Julianne Nacional, Carlos Ng, Laarni Pillo, Jerson Flores, Bouchard Prado, Eduardo Flores, Jr., Climaco Cane, Cherry Mae Calope, Debbie Faye Selga (2 photos), Joselito Parantar, Jr., Jan Michael Paradilla, Erol Avanoglu (2 photos), Mark Anthony San and Joshua James Antiampo.
Daquigan’s other photo also made it as a runner-up.
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