Ten Photos to Shake the World
Your Challenge

Capture various aspects of urban development across different cities in the Philippines.

Our Goal

To connect people through a shared vision of urban development where economic growth, technological advancement, environmental sustainability and human well-being can exist simultaneously.
 The Mechanics

Read the Guidelines before you submit your photo. Read them all first. Please. Really. We mean it.

1. The contest is open to all Philippine citizens who are at least 18 years old as of March 30, 2016. ASSIST and Partner Organization employees cannot participate in the contest.

2. The photos must capture the following themes:
  1. Green City: Domestication of Nature in Urban Life
  2. Connected Cities: Smart Urban Mobilization
  3. Legacy City: Urban heritage and its inclusion

Note: One theme per photo.

3. All photos must be taken in the Philippines.

4. Entries must be original; they should not be submitted to any other competition owned by other entity, and they should not be subject to any copyright issues.

5. Entries should not reference any person, group, or organization without their consent. By submitting entries, participants guarantee that all necessary permissions were acquired.

6. Entries should not bear watermarks, signatures, frames or other markings, e.g. date/time stamps, etc.

7. Digital manipulation is not allowed, except for basic post-processing enhancements such as contrast, color balance, sharpening, cropping, dodging, and burning adjustments.

8.Each participant may submit up to three (3) entries. These entries must be submitted in digital format (.jpeg or .jpg) on or before midnight of (Philippines Standard Time) July 5, 2016.

9. Each entry must be not smaller than three (3) Mb and not larger than ten (10) Mb, the minimum allowed resolution is 300 dpi.

10. Entries must be submitted along with the completed registration form, which can be downloaded at http://assistasia.org/TPSWP2016/ Each entry should have an English title and a two (2) to four (4) sentence description in English of what is in the frame and how it is relevant to the contest theme. The registration form is in PDF format and can be filled out electronically or manually (print & scan) and emailed to tpsw@assistasia.org via Wetransfer along with the photographs.

11. Submitted entries should follow the file name format as specified below:

TPSWPhilippines_FirstNameLastName_EntryNumber.jpg Example: John Smith submitting three (3) entries should name them as follows:
  • TPSWPhilippines2016_JohnSmith_1.jpg
  • TPSWPhilippines2016_JohnSmith_1.jpg
  • TPSWPhilippines2016_JohnSmith_1.jpg
12. ASSIST does not bear any liability over delayed, corrupt or lost entries.

 Selection of Winning Entries
1. Ten (10) winners will be selected by the panel of independent judges in each category according to the following criteria:
    a. Relevance to the theme
    b. Strength of the message the photo conveys
    c. Visual Appeal
    d. Composition and Clarity
2. Ten (10) winners will be announced during the Awarding Ceremony at the 2016 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON URBAN DEVELOPMENT: Accelerating Resilience and Inclusive Growth. On July 13, 2016 at SOFITEL Philippine Plaza Manila CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City, Manila, Philippines. The winners will be invited to the Awarding Ceremony via Contact Details provided in the registration form. The organizers will not cover travel and/or accommodation costs of the winners attending the Awarding Ceremony.

3. The organizers reserve the right to introduce special awards and prizes, or otherwise recognize photographs not included into the top three (3).
 Claiming Prizes
1. During the Awarding Ceremony the winners have to submit the following for verification:
  • A valid government issued ID containing the full name and the photo of the winner
  • A copy of the e-mail invitation to attend the Awarding Ceremony received from the organizers.
2. If a winner is unable to claim the prize during the Awarding Ceremony, he/she can claim it personally from the office of ASSIST (Makati City, Philippines) until July 29, 2016. Alternatively, the prize may be claimed by the proxy attending the Awarding Ceremony, upon submission of the above requirements and power of attorney.

By submitting their entries, participants agree to fully comply with the above Mechanics and Terms and Conditions of Ten Photos to Shake the World Photo Competition, organized by Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST):

 Terms and Conditions of Ten Photos to Shake the World Photo Competition
ASSIST and its Partner Organizations have sole and absolute discretion to determine which submission entries, if any, merit an award. ASSIST and its Partner Organizations reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to change, modify, extend or reduce the terms and conditions of, or to suspend or terminate, the competition and/or Awarding Ceremony without prior notice. ASSIST will endeavor to inform participants of any such change, modification, extension, reduction, suspension or termination, as the case may be, through any media outlet deemed appropriate by ASSIST in its sole and absolute discretion.

ASSIST further reserves the right to nullify and/or cancel any part or all of the competition if it appears that any fraud or malfunctions have occurred in any form whatsoever. Each participant undertakes to indemnify and keep ASSIST harmless from and against any loss, damage, claims, costs and expenses which may be incurred by or asserted against ASSIST as a result of such participant's participation in the competition.

ENTRANTS RETAIN OWNERSHIP AND ALL OTHER RIGHTS TO FUTURE USE OF THEIR PHOTOGRAPHS. At the same time, participation in the competition and submission of photographs grants ASSIST a royalty-free and unlimited in time right to use photographs and your name in ASSIST’s print and digital collaterals, exhibitions, events, and other public venues.
Why Apply?
Winners can benefit from a variety of awards, starting at a prize and ranges to the fulfillment of self actualization.
You can showcase your specific talents.
If agreed your photographs will be promoted in platforms such as the DigiBayanihan websites and the networks of ASSIST and AsianNGO.
Who can Apply?
  • Anyone above the age of 18 years old, as of 30 March 2015 .

1st Prize
2nd Prize
3rd Prize
Php 10,000
Php 7,500
Php 5,000
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