By LIZEL S. MACATANGAY
NAGA City —- The Naga City Public Market, once dubbed as one of the biggest commercial establishments in Southeast Asia when huge malls were still not around, is now regaining its reputation as one of this city’s pride with the upcoming photo competition.
Hailed as “Retrato sa Merkado,” the contest aims to create awareness among stakeholders signifying the city’s intention to promote the marketplace as one of its tourist destinations.
Also by featuring the sights, faces and colors, including the usual activities in the Naga City Public Market through the competitor’s photos, the organizers believe that the activity will highlight the establishment as one of the most valuable community resource amidst the emergence of many businesses in the metropolis.
Competing photographers can choose from two themes: first, “Mercado nin Higos asin Disiplina kan Nagueno,” which will feature faces and activities of vendors and market employees; and second, “Merkado: Urgulyo kan Nagueno, sa Kinaban Bistado,” which will also depict places, stalls, goods and wares being sold in the marketplace.
The contest is open to all amateur and professional photographers. Photo enhancement is allowed provided that the original photos, together with the edited entry will be submitted to the organizers. All accomplished entry forms should be submitted by email to email@example.com.
Each photographer can submit a maximum of five photos per theme with a title and a caption on each photograph. The contest duration will be from February until March and the awarding of the best photos, which will be selected jurors composed of practicing journalists, photography gurus and a representative from the Naga City government will be on April 4, 2011.
Winners will receive P5,000.00, P3,000.00 and P2,000.00 for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place respectively plus a certificate. Entry forms are available at the City Mayors Office and at the Market Enterprise and Promotions Office (MEPO) at the 2nd Floor, Naga City Public Market.