Photography enthusiasts, hobbyists and professionals participated at a photography contest during the 72nd annual orchid and bonsai show at the Hardin ng mga Bulaklak ( Flower Garden ) within Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City. . The Philippine Orchid Society in partnership with Department of Agriculture held the contest from March 10 to 19, 2018.
Department of Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel “Manny” Fantin Piñol and Undersecretary Evelyn Laviña together with the winners and Philippine Orchid Society board of directors
First Prize – Php 50,000, Second Prize- Php 30,000, Third Prize- Php 20,000, Fourth Prize- Php10,000 and the Fifth Prize -Php 5,000. The Fourth and Fifth prize was given by Undersecretary Evelyn Laviña who decided to add more prizes while judging because of the number of beautiful entries a total of 480 entries were screened during the time period of the contest.
Aside from cash prizes, the winners photos will be displayed for a time period at the Department of Agriculture as part of the promotion of the orchid and floriculture industry. Beautiful endemic, native, indigenous and orchid hybrids that was exhibited during the show were the subject feature of the contest.
Awarding of cash prizes to the photography contest winners was held at the Department of Agriculture compound in Quezon City and was attended by Department Of Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel “Manny” Fantin Piñol and Undersecretary Evelyn Laviña.
First place: Mr. Rufino Seguban Jr., Second Place : Mr. Emmanuel Santos, Third and Fifth Place : Mr. Jose Raul Tecson, Fourth Place: Mr. Ariel Bute.
PSST.PH family congratulates all the winners of the contest.
( Photo courtesy of Ms. Susan and Manuel Lee, Philippine Orchid Society )