Photographers invited to join Tourism Philippines Photo Competition with the help of National Geographic Live

Are you a landscape or underwater photographer seeking an exciting opportunity to showcase your creativity?

Would you like to WIN a photography expedition to Conde Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure Best Island in the World?

With the help of National Geographic Live Australia, the Philippine Department of Tourism Australia and New Zealand is inviting photographers to enter the Tourism Philippines Over-Under/Split Frame Shot, Underwater and Landscape Beach Photo Competition.

The competition is open to professional and amateur photographers in Australia who use digital cameras.

Entries are being accepted from 9th until 19th August 2016.

What photographs can be entered?

> Over-under/split shot, underwater or landscape beach digital colour photographs preferably, but not necessarily, taken in the Philippines

> Photographs must be accompanied with a caption of 10 words or less

> Up to two (2) entries (photographs) per participant are permitted

> Entries (photographs) can only be submitted online via email to

A judging panel created by the Philippine Department of Tourism Australia and New Zealand will consider the photographic technique plus the artistic and unique quality of the images received as main criteria.

What prizes can be won?

> Three (3) finalists will be selected and announced on 26th August 2016.

> The finalists’ entries will be featured in an Exhibition at National Geographic Live Australia events in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide.

> What’s more, the finalists will be sent to popular dive sites in Palawan, Philippines for an on-site photography expedition from 12 to 16 September 2016, all-expense paid.

> During the expedition, the finalists will be taking photos, submit five (5) of the best images taken on-site and compete for the Grand Prize.

> All entries submitted by the finalists during the expedition will be judged by renowned National Geographic Live explorer, Thomas Peschak.

> One (1) Grand Prize winner will be chosen and announced on 12th October 2016.

The Grand Prize winner will win AU$1,500 cash and the title “Tourism Philippines Underwater/ Landscape/ Split Frame Photo Competition Winner”.

Tourism Philippines Over-Under/Split Frame Shot, Underwater and Landscape Beach Photo Competition is being sponsored by Cebu Pacific Air.

Before entering the competition, please ensure you read the Terms and Conditions of entry here.

For any questions regarding the competition, please email

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