Friday, June 20, 2014

Here Are the Winners of the Panglao International Dive Fiesta Underwater Photography Contest

One of the most awaited side events of the first Panglao International Dive Fiesta was the Underwater Photography Contest


The competition which took place in the waters off Panglao Island drew 13 participants. And the following were declared the winners

1st Placer - Bo Mancao, Cebu City, P25,000.00

2nd Placer - Garri Immanuel Tadlip, Cebu City, P20,000.00

3rd Placer - Andre Snoopy Montenegro, Bantayan, Dumaguety City, P10,000.00

Getting everyone’s attention was the 2nd placer Garri Tadlip who turned out to be only 12 years old and the youngest ever to place in an underwater photo contest. Watch out for this young guy

Twelve year old Garri Tadlip with proud mom
Composing the Board of Judges were respected diving & underwater enthusiast Joel Uichico, ace photographer & filmmaker Chris Ramasola & respected University of San Carlos marine biology professor Dr. Filipinas Sotto

The awards night was held at the U Bar right smack in the middle of Alona Beach and capped by fire dancers, party music and unlimited drinks
 
scene from awards night as captured by Rhoda Lee Ligan
Your Blogger, in cooperation with K & N Productions emceed the entire proceedings.

Kudos to Panglao Mayor Nila Montero, Vic Mayor Pedro Fuertes & the people of Panglao. Panglao Kag. Jojo Arcay & Coastal Resource Management & Tourism Officer Darwin Menorias for a job well done
Kudos to Panglao Mayor Nila Montero & Vice Mayor Pedro Fuertes
Thanks to Ria Sumaylo & Rexor Monzolin for the materials used for this blo

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