PROMOTING CAVITE CULTURE THROUGH PHOTO CONTEST

In line with the Cavite Month Celebration, the Provincial Government of Cavite through the Provincial Tourism and Cultural Affairs Office (PTCAO) conducted the Cavite Culture Photo Contest with the theme “What does Cavite culture mean to me?”. The competition was joined by aspiring photographers in the province. Out of 31 participants, top 10 were chosen during the pre-screening of photos on February 17, 2020. After the final judging, Mr. Paulo P. Villaran of Ternate was hailed as overall champion and received a cash prize of PhP10,000.00 and a plaque for his piece “Philippine Flag in Aguinaldo Shrine” photo. Meanwhile, Mr. Christian Andrew Carable of Bacoor City won 1st runner-up, followed by Mr. Heinz Reimann D. Orais of Cavite City and Mr. Raniel Jose Castañeda of Mendez who placed 2nd and 3rd runners-up, respectively. Other special awards were given to Mr. Marc Jorenz L. Ticong of Tanza for winning the People’s Choice Award while Mr. Ruwen T. Verdaguer of Imus received the Monovision Photography Award. Announcement of winners was held on May 29, 2020 through the Cavite Tourism facebook page. All entries were pre-screened and judged by Ms. Rosanni Recreo Sarile, Former Director of Marketing Communications of DLSU-D; Ms. Baby Armin D. General, Teacher III/Photojournalism Adviser of Tagaytay City National High School, and Mr. Franz Allan Barrol, President of Cavite Camera Club in 2012. The program aimed to spread cultural awareness while embracing individual differences and diversity. — (PTCAO)