By Spencer Palen
The Higalaay season is fast approaching! A festivity of colors, beautiful smiles, and fun activities will definitely be witnessed by the City of Golden Friendship as we celebrate Higalaay Festival 2019.
The much-awaited month-long fiesta celebration shall feature exciting events that will undeniably CAPTURE the hearts of not just the Kagay-anons, but, as well as tourists and friends from all over the world. In line with the city celebration, the Oro Photographic Society (OPS) – a photography club for professionals and enthusiasts in Cagayan de Oro, brings you this year’s HIGALAAY PHOTO CONTEST VOL. 6!
The contest is open to all amateur and professional photographers of any camera brand. To join the said competition, the participants must register and pay P300.00 (inclusive of a Higalaay Festival Official Photographer’s ID and 2 entries) at Sunburst Centrio Ayala Mall from July 15 – August 30, 2019.
Photo entries shall have the activities of the Higalaay Festival as their subject and these must have been taken during the 2019 month-long celebration within Cagayan de Oro City ONLY. Deadline of submission of entries will be on August 30, 2019 which shall be followed by the awarding of winners on September 7, 2019 at Centrio. There will be four categories for this year’s OPS Photo Contest namely, Conventional, Mobile, Dragon Boat, and Fireworks Display Category.
Winners of the conventional category will receive P15, 000.00 (Champion), P10, 000.00 (1st Runner Up), and P5, 000.00 (2nd Runner Up) and a lot more surprise prizes from the sponsors.
Sidelight to the biggest Higalaay Festival 2019 photo contest, Oro Photographic Society, with the support of Nikon, will host a FREE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP on August 3, 2019 at SM Downtown Premier Activity Center featuring three of the finest Nikon Instructors: Laya Gerlock (Nikon Instructor), Vince Tanching(Nikon Photographer), and Raymond Cruz (Nikon Pro). A ‘Photowalk’ with CDO Pride Mike Sia will also be spearheaded by OPS which shall commence at McDonald’s Limketkai on August 4, 6:00 a.m.
Winners of the ‘Photowalk’ contest will be awarded on the same day at SM Downtown Premier during the Grand Launching of the Higalaay Festival 2019.
This year’s grandest photo contest for the Higalaay season is brought by top-caliber shooters of Cagayan de Oro – Oro Photographic Society headed by its OPS President Earl Antonio, VP Carlo Romero, Sec. Alandino Lingat, Jr., Treasurer Sherwin Lim, Auditor Aye Navaro, PRO Jouie Tabilin, Directors Cookie Noble, Rhoel Condeza, Dennis Ohashi, Raphy Arcaina, and ex-officio member Gian Duterte. What are you waiting for? Join now and be part of the fiesta celebration this 2019 in Cagayan de Oro City. BE ONE OF US!