Ateneo Website Photo Contest

The new Ateneo website is nearing completion. Due to it’s large photo requirement, the University Communication and Public Relations Office has seen fit to launch a photo contest for students, staff, faculty and alumni who consider themselves amateur photo buffs.


The ATENEO WEBSITE PHOTO CONTEST (Ateneo Campus Life: Faces, Places, Spaces) (the “Contest”) commences on June 18, 2012 and concludes on June 30, 2012 (the “Contest Period”). This Contest is jointly sponsored by Canon Marketing (Philippines) Inc. and Smart Communications Inc.


1. The Contest is open to all Ateneo students, alumni and faculty/staff who are not professional photographers. Pictures submitted should have been taken within the first half of 2012 (from January 1 to June 30, 2012). The photo’s metadata should reflect this.


All submitted entries will be divided into three categories, one each for “Faces,” “Places,” and “Spaces.”

  1. Photos for “Faces” should be of Ateneo student life including those taken during off campus events like UAAP games.
  2. Photos for “Places” should be of Ateneo’s iconic buildings and other structures in the university.
  3. Photos for “Spaces” can be of little known scenes or nooks and crannies in the university.


  1. Paste on the wall of the contest’ Facebook page (, label as contest entry and tag the Ateneo de Manila University facebook ( pictures taken of Ateneo campus life, buildings or nooks and crannies between January 1, 2012 and June 30, 2012. Please indicate the name of the contestant and classification (student, alumni or faculty/staff) and a caption about the picture plus where/when it was taken plus contact details of the photographer (email, telephone/cellphone) including ID/employee numbers. A soft copy of the picture (with metadata intact) should be available on demand.
  2. There is no limit to the number of entries one person can submit.
  3. All entries should be in color and can be taken using either digital or conventional cameras (or DSLRs). No digital enhancement is allowed.
  4. The entry should not have been entered in any other competition.


  1. Entries received during the contest period will be deemed to be eligible. The contest period will be from June 18, 2012 to June 30, 2012.


    1. At the end of the Contest Period, one photo entry from each of the three categories will be selected as first prize.
    2. Judges will evaluate all eligible photo entries for each Contest Period based on the following scoring system (the “Judging Score”):
      • Technical Quality (25%)
      • Aesthetic Composition (50%)
      • Creative Vision (25%)
    3. Non-winning entries will become the property of the University Communication and Public Relations Office for use on the university website and Facebook page, with due credit. The entrant should submit a waiver that ownership of the pictures has been transferred to the University Communication and Public Relations Office (UCPRO).


  1. The following prizes (the “Prize” or “Prizes”) are available to be won in this Contest: A Canon Digital IXUS1000 HS and 2 units Canon Powershot A330. Additionally, a special prize from Smart Communications will be awarded.
  2. Prizes are not convertible to cash.
  3. Limit of one (1) Prize awarded per category in this Contest. The categories are Faces, Places and Spaces.
  4. A write up will be done on the photo contest (for publication in the website and on the university Facebook account) and one photo will be selected per week per category to be highlighted in the article.


  1. To be eligible to be declared a winner of a prize, an eligible entrant must be a student or have been a student of the Ateneo de Manila University (Grade School, High School, College or Graduate School, Professional Schools) or a working member of the university’s staff or faculty.
  2. Each photo entry must be the original creation of each entrant and must be unique and not infringe on the rights of any third party.
  3. Photo entries that include offensive content, commercial content that promotes anything other than the products or services offered by the Sponsors or have been published prior to or during the Contest Period will be disqualified at any point during the Contest Period at the sole discretion of the UCPRO. The Sponsors and the UCPRO also reserve the right to remove and/or report any inappropriate images for any reason. Contest entries must not contain content: where any persons are depicted to have taken excessive risks; that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, violent, hateful, tortuous, defamatory, slanderous or libelous; that promotes racism or hatred against any group or individual or that promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; or that is unlawful.


  1. Staff and relatives of UCPRO staff.
  2. Professional photographers.

Julie Javellana-Santos
Editorial Head
University Communication & Public Relations Office
Ateneo de Manila University
2nd Floor Faber Hall, Loyola Heights, Quezon City
Telephone: 4266001 extension 4095


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