NCCA Gender and Development (GAD) Photography Contest 2015

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2015-09-15 00:00
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In the NCCA Gender and Development (GAD) Plan and Budget 2015, which was approved and endorsed by the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), one of the major issues identified was the absence of initiatives to mainstream GAD in the culture and arts sector, primarily caused by lack of campaign materials on GAD. In order to encourage the participation of the cultural workers, artists and cultural organizations in the promotion of gender equality, the NCCA GFPS came up with competitions on short film documentary production, photography and essay writing.



All entries should adhere to the theme,  Filipino Women as Culture Bearers […as nurturers, as healers, as weavers…]


  1. Employees of NCCA, including their relatives up to the second degree of consanguinity or affinity, are disqualified from joining the contests.
  1. The Registration form should be accomplished and sent to NCCA together with the other   (The Registration Form can be downloaded at the NCCA website:
  1. Winners must agree to the disclosure of their identities, announcement to the general public and that entries will be used in any activity, publicity or other media arrangements as deemed appropriate by NCCA.
  1. A distinct panel of judges will be formed to screen, select and declare the winners of the contests. The decision of the judges is final.
  1. Entries may be hand-delivered or sent thru courier delivery services, addressed to:

NCCA Gender Focal Point System Secretariat
c/o Ms. Bibsy Cadiz
NCCA Building, 633 General Luna Street, Intramuros, Manila 1002

  1. NCCA reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any participant and/or to forfeit any prize from a participant who is found or suspected to have committed plagiarism or has undertaken fraudulent practice and/or activities harmful to these contests or the contest submission process.
  1. Failure of an entry to comply with all the requirements shall be sufficient ground for disqualification.


The entries should be submitted to the NCCA GFPS Secretariat within and not later than the said dates:

       Short Film Documentary: August 1 – October 15, 2015

       Photography: August 1 – September 15, 2015

       Essay WritingAugust 1 – September 15, 2015


Winners will be officially notified by the NCCA –GFPS Secretariat and will be invited to Manila, all travel expenses paid by NCCA, to receive their recognition and to attend the public screening and opening of the photo exhibit of the winning entries at the NCCA Building on November 17, 2015. 



  1. The contest is open to all Filipino photography enthusiasts ages 15-25 years old.
  1. Each participant is allowed to submit a maximum of 3entries only.
  1.   Participants must submit a hard copy of their entries to NCCA.
  1. Entries to be submitted should include the following requirements/details:
    Caption for the photo, which must be accurate and complete enough to convey the circumstance in which the photograph was taken
    Where the photo was taken (town/municipality, province/city/country)
    When it was taken (completed date)
    Camera used
  1. Photos must be all original and only colored photos will be considered. Black and white or sepia photos will be automatically disqualified.
  1. Photos must be in digital JPEG or JPG format, in high resolution, 25MB maximum file size. (Recommended resolution: 3,000 pixels whether horizontal image or vertical image at 300 dpi.
  1. Photos must not be digitally altered (colorizing, toning, collage, photo composites, stitched panorama, adjustments in color, sharpness, contrast or digital equivalents are allowed.
  1. Watermarked photos and those that have been previously submitted or have won in any local or international photography contest will be disqualified.
  1. Photos to be submitted must have been be taken from January 1, 2014 to August 31, 2015.
  1. By participating in the 2015 NCCA – GAD Photography Contest, the contestant acknowledges that the submitted photograph is a single work of original material created and taken solely by the participant and no other party has any right, title, claim or interest in the photograph.


Criteria for Judging:

Adherence to theme/content    (30%)

Creativity and originality           (25%)

Visual Impact                              (25%)

Photographic Quality                (20%)


 Luzon Winner – Php15,000.00

 Visayas Winner –Php15,000.00

 Mindanao Winner–Php15,000.00

 NCR Winner–Php15,000.00