BFP VI Photo Contest 2021

The goal of the contest is to produce documentaries or feature films telling stories related to fire, be it stories of courage, bravery, hope and life of those people who had a close encounter with fire. By showing these kinds of films to the public; and through the social media, the BFP hopes to open the public’s consciousness to fire safety.

General Guidelines

The photo contest shall be open to all Professional and amateur photographers regionwide. Photos must depict or tell a story relative to the general theme of “Sa Pag-iwas sa Sunog, Hindi ka Nag-iisa.”

Entry must be of the contestant’s original work. Photos taken by digital cameras, DSLR or cellular phones are allowed.

A single “High Dynamic Range” photo produced from multiple exposures and Black & White Photos are acceptable.

Photos taken by film camera, fisheye lens and stitched panoramas are not eligible. Photo manipulation is not allowed. All entries will be subjected to screening for digital editing.

Entries should include the photo’s metadata (ISO, Aperture Value, and Shutter Speed)

Photo must not contain any copyrighted material including artworks and other photos, date stamps, watermarks, or any text on the image.

Photos previously awarded by other local or international competitions will be disqualified.

Photo entries must have been taken within the period of 2019 to 2021 leading to the competition entry deadline.

Organic members of the Bureau of Fire Protection can join the contest.

Entries once submitted can no longer be retrieved for whatever purposes, be it editing or modification.

The BFP guarantees the safety of the submitted entries throughout the period while it is in its custody. Its obligation is limited only to the replacement cost of the damaged DVDs and reproduction of new copies of entries when unavoidable circumstances like loss or damage happens to the entries.

The BFP has the right to, without need of any payment, makes copies of the top three (3) finalist entries for any other form of publication.

In case of any violation of the guidelines and rules, the organizers, and the Selection Committee reserve the right to disqualify the participant and their photo or remove them from the competition.

The organizers and Selection Committee reserves the right to disqualify any participant and/or to forfeit any prize from a participant who is found to have committed plagiarism or has undertaken fraudulent practice and/or activities.

The BFP reserves the right to create, revoke, and modify at any time, in any way its entry requirements, rules, and regulations at its absolute discretion without prior notice. Finalists and submitted entries shall be bound by any amendments or addition to the entry requirements, rules, and regulations herewith.

The decision of the Selective Committee and Board of Jurors is final and irrevocable.

The board reserves the right not to give an award in any category should no entry merit it. The Board will not be obliged to give explanation for the results.

Entry Requirements

Submission of provincial entries shall be made through the Provincial Fire Safety

Enforcement Section on or before 1200H March 25, 2021 to be consolidated and transmitted in a sealed in a brown envelop to Fire Safety Enforcement Division Regional Office 6 for initial screening.

Submission by either of the two means shall be accompanied by the following:

A duly accomplished entry form. Attach two recent 2×2 photos, and a copy of a government-issued ID of the filmmaker(s)

Filename of the photo must be in the format “SURNAME PHOTO TITLE”

Photo entries shall be submitted in both printed copy of 10R (10 by 12 inches) format and JPEG, RAW, PNG or TIFF file format (300 dpi) of the same size.

Contestants will be required to provide the following information upon submission of entry;

Photo Title Photo Caption (1-2 sentences explaining/describing the photograph and its relevance to the theme)

Date the photo was captured: (Month, Year) Location the photo was captured (ex. Fire Incident, Brgy. Baseco, Manila) Camera used Photo Metadata (ISO, Aperture Value, Shutter Speed)

Regional Judging

The Regional Judging shall be held during the culminating program of the fire prevention month of the region.

Top 3 winning entries will be awarded accordingly and adjudged 4th to 12th placers will receive consolation prizes.

During the regional evaluation in case of a tie, the Chief Judge decision will prevail.

Criteria for Judging

Regional Screening and Judging shall base the selection of winners on the following criteria

40% Content and Relevance to the theme
30% Artistic Value and Communication Potential of the Image
30% Technical Excellence and Quality
100% Total

Download the registration form here.


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