Baseleres, Marcos & Sanan Win Nikon “I AM an Empowered Filipina” in conjunction with Illustrado’s Women of Substance 2012 Event
Photographers Dionisar Baseleres (UAE), Arian Marcos (UAE) and Christopher Sanan (Kuwait) won first, second and 3rd prize at the recently concluded Nikon photo competition with the theme “I AM an Empowered Filipina” in conjunction with Illustrado’s Women of Substance 2012 Event
The much-awaited contest received over 500 entries from 212 Filipino photographers around the Gulf, out of which 36 finalists’ works were exhibited at Illustrado’s annual event dedicated to Filipina empowerment held at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers in Dubai.
The judging panel included Vice Consul Geronimo Suliguin of the Philippine Consulate General of Dubai and the Northern Emirates, Nikon Brand Manager Shaji Shanmughan and Ramon Benitez, Creative Director at Leo Burnett, UAE.
Thousands of Filipino photo enthusiasts also contributed to the scores, as 10% of the judging criteria was based on the amount of votes photos received on Illustrado’s Facebook page dedicated to the competition.
The winners will be receiving Nikon DSLR cameras, while a 4th prize will be given to the person who has correctly predicted the top winner and has given the best answer as to why the image is a winner through Illustrado’s Facebook page.
The competition is the 3rd in a series of collaborations between Illustrado and Nikon celebrating the image of the empowered Filipina.