The Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation (FPPF) will be holding an on-the-spot photo contest to coincide with the celebration of the Feast of the Black Nazarene on January 9, 2007.
Dubbed as “Pista ng Quiapo”, the main competition theme will center on portraying the essence of the feast as thousands of devotees of the life-sized, dark-skinned Christ are drawn. For more than two hundred years since the tradition began, followers brave the rough and tumble rush to touch the statue, an illustration of a truly unique Filipino experience.
A special contest which dwells on the subject of the historical landmarks of Quiapo will also be held. One should be able to capture photographs of the church, the mosque, the old buildings and the old houses, as well as other familiar sights that are quintessentially Quiapo.
All photographers whether amateurs or professionals are encouraged to join this event. Interested parties can pre-register at the Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation (FPPF) office at Rm. 302A Femii Building A. Soriano Avenue, Intramuros Manila. Participants can also register on the day of the event at Acel Store in R. Hidalgo St., Quiapo. A P200 registration fee includes a roll of film.
For more information on contest rules and technicalities, you may contact Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation (FPPF) through telephone numbers (02)5247576, (02)5280371, and (02)5255792; or e-mail email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit their website at www.photoworldmanila.com
George V. Cabig
“Pista ng Quiapo” Photo Contest Chairman
Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation (FPPF)