Theme: A day in the life of an overseas Filipino: Stories of excellence, ingenuity, patience, hard work and success
A project of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, in cooperation with the Inter-Agency Committee for the Celebration of the Month of Overseas Filipinos (IAC-MOF)
Based on the 2010 Stock Estimate of Filipinos Overseas, there are about 9.45 million Filipinos overseas; 4.42 million of them are permanent migrants, 4.32 million temporary migrants, and more than 0.74 million irregular migrants. This part of our population significantly contributes to our nation building.As part of this year’s celebration of the Month of Overseas Filipinos and International Migrants Day, the Inter-Agency Committee proposes to hold a photo competition in search of compelling photographs featuring the lives of overseas Filipinos. The National Commission for Culture and the Arts is designated the lead implementing agency for the said project.The photo competition shall also be complemented by an exhibition showcasing the entries received and the winning photographs. The project gives a venue for overseas Filipinos to share their artistic perspective on their daily struggles and triumphs through Photography.The competition is divided in two categories: Category A for ages 13-17 and Category B for 18 years old and above. Each category will have a 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners who will receive local travel opportunities to culturally rich tourist sites in the country. The exhibit will be held for the whole month of December 2012 as one of the activities in celebration of the Month of Overseas Filipinos.
The project is aimed at raising the awareness of overseas Filipinos and the general Philippine publics on Philippine Diaspora through Photography.
“A day in the life of an overseas Filipino: Stories of excellence, ingenuity, patience, hard work and success”
The Photo Essay Contest on the theme: “A day in the life of an overseas Filipino: Stories of excellence, ingenuity, patience, hard work and success” begins on August 15, 2012, and ends October 15, 2012. By submitting an entry, each contestant agrees to the rules of the contest.