Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Which Beauty Queens Have Been at the Miss Panglao Pageant?

Question: What do Precious Lara Quigaman, Alexis Rizzini Gomez & Karla Henry have in common aside from being international beauty title holders?

Answer: All three have graced the Miss Panglao Beauty Pageant.

Five successive annual editions since it debuted in 2010, the Miss Panglao Pageant has gained a solid reputation among pageant aficionados in Bohol for being consistent in inviting world- class Filipina beauty pageants to  either grace the event or sit as judge during its finals night.is shaping up as the pageant
Mayor Nila Montero & Aya Montero
Panglao’s mother & daughter tandem of Mayor Nila Montero & Aya Montero have always dreamt of mounting a beauty pageant in Panglao not only to serve as glamorous highlight of the town’s fiesta celebration but also to be an avenue to select the town’s spokespersons & role models for the youth. Both knew that one surefire way of building up a pageant’s reputation and credibility is the presence of highly- respected Filipina beauty queens & entertainment figures.

During the pageant’s debut in 2010, no less than 2005 Bb Pilipinas- International & 2005 Miss International Precious Lara Quigaman came to crown the first- ever pageant winner.

Precious Lara Quigaman with Your Blogger with Fiel Angeli Gabin 
The following year, another international beauty titlist 2008 Miss Philippines Earth & 2008 Miss Earth Karla Henry came with bosom buddy 2005 Miss Bohol Sandugo & 2006 Bb Pilipinas- World Anna Maris Arcay Igpit of Panglao, Bohol

Your Blogger with 2006  Bb World Anna Igpit & 2008 Miss Earth Karla Henry
Your Blogger joins Anna & Karla during the after party. Lady in red
is Amanda Arbitrario who was recently- crowned as Miss SCUBA Philippines 2014
2012 witnessed the glamorous presence of blogging queen & TV personality Joyce Ann Burton1985 Bb Pilipinas- Universe & 1981 Miss Young Pilipinas who was a Top 10 Finalist in the 1981 Miss Young International Pageant. Miss Burton who came with husband Ron Titular was joined by 2011 Bb Pilipinas- International Diane Necio

Your Blogger joins Joyce Burton & candidates for a wacky pose!
Bb Pilipinas Intl 2011 Diane Necio
Iconic beauty queen Venus Raj 2010 Bb Pilipinas- Universe & who emerged as 2010 Miss Universe 4th Runner Up came with 2012 Mutya ng Pilipinas- Tourism Intl & 2013 Miss Tourism International Alexis Rizzini Gomez

Miss Universe 4th Runner Up Venus Raj
Miss Tourism Intl 2013 Alexis Rizzini Gomez
This year, three reigning titleholders came. They were 2014 Bb Pilipinas- Intercontinental Kris Tiffany Janson, 2014 Mutya ng Pilipinas- Asia Pacific Intl Eva Pyschee Patalinjug & 2014 Miss Philippines Earth Jaime Herell. What made their presence extra special was the presence of leading beauty queen maker & make up maven Jonas Borces & top Philippine pageant blogger Norman Tinio

L-R:Aurora & Norman Tinio, Rommel Gonzales, Kris Janson & Your Blogger 
 L-R: Jaime Herell, Norman Tinio, Jonas Borces, Kris Janson & Eva Patalinjug
Jaime Herell Miss Philippines Earth 2014 obliges Your Blogger with photo
The presence of the aforementioned ladies never failed to put a smile on every Boholano including Your Blogger who caught glimpses of their stunning visage.


I look forward to next year as we half- guess which beauty queen would enplane to Panglao. Who knows? It just might be another Filipina titleholder!

Thank You Mayor Nila & Aya & to pageant organizer Deo Guden

Monday, October 20, 2014

Join the BPAi's Dragon Boat Regatta Photo Contest!

3rd Quarter BPAi Dragon Boat Regatta

Photography Competition 2014 


CONTEST MECHANICS

A. CONTEST THEME
The 3rd Quarter BPAi Dragon Boat Regatta Photography Competition 2014 will adopt the theme:  Bugsay na Bai! (Let's Paddle, Buddy)

Entries must strictly adhere to the competitions theme. Photographs should be able to capture the varied facets of this water sport that promotes discipline, unity, teamwork, symmetry & balance. Images should therefore depict not only the joy & excitement of dragon boating but also the drama, the agony & the intensity as reflected in the faces & body language of the paddlers & spectators.  

Submitted entries must be photographs taken during the 3rd Quarter BPAi Dragon Boat Regatta on Saturday, October 25.


B. WHO CAN JOIN
Participants must be at least 13 years old.   
The contest is open to all professional & amateur photographers and hobbyists.
BPAi members are disqualified from joining the competition


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
1) Each submitted entry must be entrant's original creation.  
2) Each participant is allowed to submit a MAXIMUM OF TEN (10) ENTRIES ONLY.
5) The entry cannot have been submitted previously in a promotion of any kind or exhibited or displayed publicly through any means
6)The entry must demonstrate & depict the contest theme  


A  PARTICIPANT  IS  NOT  ALLOWED  TO  USE  MULTIPLE  EMAIL ADDRESSES  IN  SENDING  THEIR  ENTRIES.  A  PARTICIPANT  WHO  SUBMITS HIS/HER  ENTRIES  USING  MULTIPLE  OR  DIFFERENT  EMAIL  ADDRESSES WILL  BE  DISQUALIFIED FROM THE COMPETITION. 

PHOTO & IMAGE REQUIREMENTS


1) Photographs should be in digital format/file.  Only photos/images emailed to boholpaddlers@gmail.com will be accepted


2) Photographs to be submitted should have no watermark. There should be no identifying mark on the images to eliminate any bias during the screening and judging of the submitted photos. 

3) All submitted digital files must be 300 dpi (dots per inch), in JPEG or JPG format, and at least 1,000 pixels on one side (whether image is vertical or horizontal). 

4) Submitted entries must be in full color.  Photos in Black & White  or  Sepia  are  not allowed.

5) The  entry  to  be  submitted  should  be  an  image/photo  with  a  corresponding photo  title. A photo caption is optional. If a caption is included, the caption must indicate the place where the image was taken, and must have an accurate description of what the photo is about.      

6) Each photo entry shall be provided with the following information: (i) title (caption is optional) , (ii) name of photographer.

7) The following photographs or images are disqualified: 

o Photographs that have been previously submitted or have won in any local or international photography contest. 

o Photographs that violate a persons rights including, but not limited to copyright and privacy. 

o Photographs that contain obscene, sexually explicit, offensive or any other objectionable or inappropriate content.

o BPAi  will disqualify  photos  that  are  digitally  enhanced  or  altered  for  creative purposes.  Altered  images  refer  to  photographs  manipulated  and  applied with  special  effects  (colorizing, toning, collage, photo composites, stitched panoramas, high dynamic range or HDR images, etc.).  

Only  minor adjustments  acceptable  to  BPAi in  the  color,  sharpness,  contrast  or digital equivalents are allowed.

BPAi  reserves  the  right  to  disqualify  any  photograph  or  image  at  any time for any cause.

HOW TO ENTER:   


Step 1: Log on to your Facebook account and visit the groups Official Fan Page BOHOL Paddlers Association INC.  & click on the LIKE icon.

Step 2: After LIKING & SHARING the page, submit your complete name, age & email address as private message in the pages inbox. This will serve as your entry for future raffle draws done through electronic means

Step 3: Send your CONTEST entry via email to boholpaddlers@gmail.com

DEADLINE FOR ENTRY SUBMISSION

Deadline  for  the  online  submission  of  entries  is  on  October 25, 2014  (Saturday)  at 6:00  p.m.  Entries  submitted after the set deadline will be rejected.

SCREENING OF ENTRIES/PHOTOGRAPHS

BPAi will form an executive committee that will review all submitted entries and, in its sole discretion, choose the top ten finalist photographs from the submissions received.

CRITERIA FOR JUDGING

The top ten finalist photographs will be chosen based on the following criteria:

Adherence to theme/Content 
Creativity and Originality 
Photographic Quality 
Visual Impact 

HOW THE GRAND PRIZE WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN


1) BPAi will then post the Top Ten Finalist Photographs at its Official FB Page BOHOL Paddlers Association INC. 

2) Page visitors shall immediately vote for their favorite photo by clicking on the LIKE & SHARE icons that corresponds with their photo of choice.

3) Each site visitor may vote only once.

4) The winning photograph shall be the photograph that receives the most LIKES from visitors to the FB Page during the period identified by BPAi.

VOTING DURATION TO BE ANNOUNCED

Start & end of voting will be announced right after the Top Ten Finalist Photographs have been determined.    

PRIZES AT STAKE

One Grand Prize winner will be declared from among the Top Ten Finalist Photographs and will receive Three Thousand Pesos (P3,000.oo), a Trophy & a special news feature

OTHER CONTEST PROVISIONS/CONDITIONS

BPAi shall have the exclusive use of the photo entries of the Top Ten Finalists for the groups various marketing collaterals and communication.  This means  that  the  Grand Winner/Photo  Owner  of  the  winning  entry & the rest of the top ten finalist photographs cannot resell or make use of his/her photo  for other purposes except  for his/her official portfolio.

The photos of the Top Ten automatically becomes the property of BPAi.   

ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS

Winners will be announced on BPAis Official Facebook Fan Page exactly two weeks after the top ten finalist photographs have been posted in the page.  Date of awarding of prizes and other details will be announced later.

 The decision of the Board of Judges is Final. The organizer shall have the right not to entertain any protest or complaint after the final decision of winners has been made.

CATCH THE FEVER AND EXCITEMENT! BE THERE WHEN IT HAPPENS!


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