Lancaster New City will be filled with beautiful and colorful flowers this summer! Flowers around our villages have started to bloom and we expect more in the coming weeks. That is why we want you to capture it!

We are inviting everyone to join our photo contest.

Contest Mechanics:

  1. This #LancasterAbloom photo contest is open to all aspiring and professional photographers who are within and around Lancaster New City.
  2. Each photo entry must feature the flowers blooming inside Lancaster New City.
  3. Categories and prizes:
    1. There will be three categories
      1. Macro
      2. Nature/landscape
      3. 15-30 second video
    2. Each category will have three winners
      1. 1st place - ₱8,000
      2. 2nd place - ₱5,000
      3. 3rd place - ₱3,000
    3. There will be prizes for the top three entries
      1. 1st place - ₱15,000
      2. 2nd place – ₱10,000
      3. 3rd place – ₱5,000
    4. Fun prizes – three winners of ₱1,500 each for having the top reacts (like, love, care, haha, and wow)
  4. Photo and camera specifications:
    1. Photos must be at least 1980 x 1080 pixels and at least 160 to 300 dpi.
    2. Photos must be in JPEG or JPG format.
    3. Participants can use any camera: mobile devices like smartphones, tablets, drone-mounted cameras, and action cameras or professional cameras like SLR and DSLR.
    4. Color grading is allowed but photo manipulation is NOT allowed.
    5. For a photo in which a person is recognizable, the photographer must provide a model release from the subject or, in the case of a minor, the subject’s parent or guardian.
  5. All entries must be uploaded from March 10 to May 5, 2023 in the participant’s Facebook or IG account. To be considered as a qualified entry, the post must:
    1. Be set to public
    2. Include the hashtag #LancasterAbloom
    3. Tag either the GalingLNC or  Lancaster New City by Profriends page
  6. By posting with the mandatory hashtag and tagging, the photographer gives Profriends consent to use the material in its publications, in newspapers, magazines and other printed media, on television, radio and electronic media (including the internet), in theatrical media and/or in mailings for educational and awareness.
  7. On May 10, 2023, ten (10) entries for each category will be selected and move on to the final judging. The entries will be selected based on the number of reacts
  8. The selected ten (10) finalists will be judged based on the following:
    1. 10% - number of reacts
    2. 50% - Composition of the photo
    3. 40% - Creativity of the photo
  9. Special prizes: Three entries with the greatest accumulated number of Like, Love, and Care reactions on the cut off date will receive one thousand five hundred pesos (₱1,500.00) each.
  10. Winners will be announced on May 20, 2023.
  11. To claim their prize, winners must first submit the original photo/video and sign the quitclaim and waiver form that will be provided.