ASSIST launches Ten Photos to Shake the World National Photo Competition Anew

October 9, 2012

Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation, an international non-profit organization based in the Philippines launched the 2nd Run of the Ten Photos to Shake the World Nationwide Photo Competition on August 6, 2012. Entries may be submitted until the new deadline, November 15, 2012.


Open to anyone who holds a Filipino citizenship, the photography contest looks for ten compelling photos to shake the world under the theme “Challenges and Triumphs in the Pursuit of Sustainable Development.”


Photos may show any of the following themes: poverty, political crises, global recession, the changing climate (challenges), and people’s movements, innovations, development partnerships (triumphs).


Each participant may submit up to three entries, which should be e-mailed along with his full name, complete address, e-mail address, and mobile and landline numbers to [email protected]. Each entry should have a 3 to 5 sentence description of what is in the frame and how it is relevant to the contest.


Photo-editing programs may be used, but only for basic post-processing actions for contrast, color balance, sharpening, cropping, dodging and burning. Collages will not be qualified. Entries should not bear watermarks, signatures, frames or other markings such as date and/or time stamps.


There will be 10 winners to be announced on December 2012, in an awarding ceremony that will also feature an exhibit of the entries of the finalists. These photos will also be exhibited in schools and shopping malls around Metro Manila, and various publications of ASSIST.


The final 10 winners will be chosen based on the following criteria: a) Substance, Impact and Creativity: 50% b) Composition, clarity and technical quality: 50%.


Cash prizes and special gifts await the 10 lucky winners.


The Ten Photos to Shake the World Competition is a project of ASSIST’s Social Initiatives Unit, in cooperation with TÜV Rheinland, Calata Corporation, BPI Foundation, Asian Institute of Management, Nestle, Bank of Commerce, and BusinessWorld