Buglasan 2021 Photography Contest
Buglasan 2021 Photography Contest


Participants must be bonafide and currently living as a resident of Negros Oriental.

The PhotographyTheme shall be “Tourist in My Own Town”, promoting local tourism by its locals.

Deadline on Submission of Entries is on October 30, 2021 at 12pm.

Submissions later than the deadline will not be accepted.

Photos submitted must be at least 640 pixels on the shorter side, and no more than 2000 pixels on the longer side. Images should be 5MB and Higher. Photos must be in JPEG format. Photos shall be taken within Negros Oriental

Participant may submit 1 entry photo, and upload it to your Google Drive and send the link to buglasanfestival@gmail.com

File Naming should be Name_Title_Location (example- “Juan DelaCruz_Beyond Horizon_Rizal Boulevard, Dumaguete City” ).

Include description of the photo and upload in word file or txt file.

Only 20 entries shall be eligible to join. In the event that more than 20 entries are submitted, initial judging will be done by Provincial Tourism Office.

1 enrty per person shall be allowed

All submitted photos must contain the original EXIF (original unedited photo) metadata information. However there must be no border(s), logo(s), copyright marks, identifying marks, or any other visible references and/or marks on the image.

Basic editing, including colour enhancement, the use of filters, and cropping of the Photo(s) is acceptable, provided any such editing does not affect the authenticity and/or genuineness of the Photo(s).

Advanced editing used to create illusions, deceptions and/or manipulations, and the adding and removing of significant elements within the frame is prohibited.

Every image uploaded is subject to a moderation process before it becomes visible on the contest page. Better Photography reserves the right to assess and disregard any submitted photo at its discretion.

Photos that portray or otherwise include inappropriate and/or offensive content, including provocative nudity, violence, human rights and/or environmental violation, and/or any other contents deemed to be contrary to the law, religious, cultural & moral traditions, are strictly prohibited and will be immediately discarded.

The decision of judging panel will be final and binding on all Participants in respect to all matters relating to the Contest.

The competition reserves the right to call for original JPEG or RAW files with unchanged EXIF for the purpose of authentication. An image maybe disregarded if this information cannot be provided.


Submitted photos must be original, created and/or taken by the contestant. It must not contain any materials owned or controlled by a third party for which you have not obtained a license, must not infringe the copyright, trademark, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity.

The competition respects photographers’ copyrights and copyrights shall remain vested with the creator of the image. Upon making the submission, you grant Better Photography, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty free, sub-licensable right and license to use, publish, reproduce, display, perform, adapt, create derivative works, distribute, have distributed, print, in whole or in part, in any form, in all media forms now or hereafter known, to promote the contest, image, the photographer or for editorial or educative use.

The Photographer will be credited wherever the image is used.

There will be awards for each Category:

Major Awards

  • 1stPLACE
  • 2ndPLACE
  • 3rdPLACE
  • Social Media Awards

Prices for:

  • 1stPLACE P 10,000
  • 2ndPLACE P 8,000
  • 3rdPLACE P 6,000
  • (2) Most Like and Share P 4,000
  • (5) Consolation Prices P 3,000

The MAJOR AWARDS will be determined by a separate judging panel and the SOCIAL MEDIA AWARD will be based on the total number of points of Likes and hearts and Shares

The entries are to be shared on Facebook(https://www.facebook.com/lgu.negor) AND Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/visitnegrosoriental/)

All submitted entries still belong to their respective owners but are subjected for use by the

Negros Oriental Provincial Tourism Unit in future promotional materials.

The announcement of winners will be on Provincial Government of Negros Oriental on

Facebook via Live streaming(https://www.facebook.com/lgu.negor).

How to Join

Please fill out the entry form (download here: https://drive.google.com/…/1dkt1qtDMwDFljMLZ4ZqWxY8CHfN…) and submit photo and entry form by

  1. Upload in your google drive in 1 folder.
  2. Send us your google drive link thru buglasanfestival@gmail.com together with the photo of the participant not later than October 19, 2021. DONT FORGET TO share the link of your google drive folder prior to submission of entry. NOT ABLE to share your folder link means we cannot

October 30 , 2021 at 12pm:Deadline for the submission of entries


  1. Content and Relevance to the Theme- 40%
  2. Artistic Value and Communication Potential of the Image- 30%
  3. Technical Excellence and Quality- 30%

TOTAL: 100%


  1. MOST LIKES ON FACEBOOK – the highest number of Like and Heart reactions on FACEBOOK
  2. MOST SHARES ON FACEBOOK – The highest number of shares on FB
  3. MOST LIKES ON INSTAGRAM – the highest number of Likes on Instagram

You may download the Guidelines here:


You may download the Entry Form here:


Send your Google Drive link to buglasanfestival@gmail.com

All winners will receive Cash Prize and Certificate.

Non-winners shall receive Electronic Certificate.

For further inquiries, kindly call us Arjie 09310386860