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World Soil Day 2019 BSWM Photo Contest

By Pett P. Ocampo
October 28, 2019



  • Open to all Filipino citizens who are 16-35 years old. BSWM employees and their relatives by 2nd degree of consanguinity or affinity are automatically disqualified.

Photo Specifications

  • One contestant, one photo entry.
  • Entries must be relevant to the theme: "Stop soil erosion, Save our future" under Philippine setting.
  • Photos submitted shall be straight out of camera. Basic editing such as cropping and brightness adjustments must only be done from the camera.
  • Photo manipulation and alteration is not allowed. Third party applications are not allowed for editing.
  • Black and white photos/monochrome photos are not allowed.
  • Photos submitted must be in JPEG format (high resolution, preferrably 300dpi) with a maximum file size of 10MB but not less than 3MB. Less than 3MB file size will be automatically disqualified.
  • Photos must be taken at any time prior to the contest launch and have NOT won any photo contest local or international.
  • The entry must not violate the intellectual property rights of any third party. This means that the photo must not contain any copyrighted material, trademark, watermark or logo of another company.
  • The BSWM reserves the right to own and use all the photographs submitted without any compensation.
  • The BSWM reserves the right not to accept entries which are deemed irrelevant to the theme of the World Soil Day 2019.

Prizes and Awarding Ceremony

  • Major winners will be invited to attend and receive their prizes during the BSWM’s Celebration of the World Soil Day 2019 on December 5, 2019.

    Major Awards

    First Prize (1): PHP30,000.00
    Second Prize (1): PHP 20,000.00
    Third Prize (1): PHP 10,000.00

    Special Award
    People's Choice (Most number of Facebook Likes) (1): PHP 5,000.000
  • Winners will receive Certificate of Recognition.

Submission Guidelines

  • There is no fee to enter the contest.
  • To join, contestants must submit their entries either through or register their entries online by filling-out the Online Entry Form using this link:
  • Only entries submitted via email and/or online registry shall be accepted.
  • BSWM assures the contestants that all information provided in the form will be confidential.
  • Contestant shall submit the following information:

    Full name
    Date of birth (16 to 35 years old)
    Email address
    Contact number/s
    Photo title
    Photo caption
    Exact location and date of the photo taken

  • Entries submitted through other means are automatically disqualified.

Photo Screening and Final Judging

  • Submitted photos shall be shortlisted to 10 by the BSWM Photo Contest Committee (PCC)
  • The BSWM PCC may reject or disqualify any photo that:
    • Includes material or subject matter that is inappropriate, obscene, sexually explicit, defamatory, unlawful, offensive, false or misleading;
    • Depicts or promotes the consumption of alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs, or the use of firearms or weapons; and
    • Violates copyright laws, intellectual property rights, and any other rights of third parties.
  • The 10 shortlisted entries will be exhibited for judging.
  • All shortlisted entries will be notified by BSWM PCC through email, text, or call and will be posted in the official BSWM Facebook Page.
  • Major awards from the 10 shortlist will be judged as follows:

    Content and Relevance to the Theme - 40%
    Originality and Artistic Value - 25%
    Visual Impact and Quality - 25%
    Quality – 25%
    Facebook Likes – 10%
  • Photo entry with the most number of Facebook Likes will win the People’s Choice Award.

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