From over 500 participants in this year’s search for AirAsia Travel Photographer, six young aspiring photographers have been selected and presented to media and bloggers, Thursday, August 4 at Casa Italia, Burgos Park Bldg. Burgos Circle at Forbes Town Center in Fort Bonifacio. They are Dave Poblete (Makati); Daniel Magbanua (Quezon City); Neil Michael Cardano (Puerto Princesa); Atty. Eliseo Zuniga (Taguig); Kimberly Pauig (Pasig) and Mithilaya Miclat (Davao).
On its second-year, the photo contest is part of AirAsia’s continuous effort to inspire, engage and empower the youth to pursue their goals by traveling and sharing their stories through stunning images and photographs.
The six finalists went through rounds of judging and were selected based on their personality, creativity, content, originality and technical or visual presentation.
The panel of judges consists of young leaders and veterans in the field of photography, branding and visual arts. Nachi Ugarte, creative director of GRID magazine; Jacob Maentz, documentary photographer; Wawi Navarrosa, artist/photographer, founder of Thousandfold; and Rudy Kaw, AirAsia Group’s head of branding, all shared their thoughts and advice to participants during the selection process held at Café Italia in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.
The six finalists will be traveling to an AirAsia international destination this August for the final leg of the competition which includes series of challenges in landscape, portrait and food photography. The Grand Winner will be declared as ‘AirAsia Travel Photographer of the Year” and will receive 200,000 AirAsia BIG Points, surprise vacation package and more prizes from partner brands including GRID magazine and Flight 001.
Visit http://www.airasiatp.com for the webisodes featuring the journey of the six finalists or follow the hashtag #AirAsiaTP2016 #AirAsiaTravelPhotograper on other social media channels such as Facebook (facebook.com/AirAsiaPhilippines) and Twitter (twitter.com/AirAsiaPH) including updates about the contest from Mellow 94.7’s Mad House radio show featuring Chris, Stan, and Tracy.
The AirAsia Travel Photographer 2016 is also brought to you by AirAsia BIG Loyalty Programme, Mellow 94.7, Grid Magazine and Flight 001 Philippines.