Filipino Photographers Unleash Creativity at the Canon PhotoMarathon 2019
by Inside Manila Team, November 06, 2019 2:22pm
Photos courtesy of Canon Philippines
As the leader in digital imaging, Canon aspires to continue to own the photography space by continuing to provide platforms to showcase the world-class talent of Filipino photographers and make their mark in the global scene.
To realize this goal, Canon holds the Canon PhotoMarathon Philippines 2019 where hundreds of Filipino photographers from all over the country gathered once again at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall in Pasay City with their prized Canon cameras.
“Year on year, we notice how the interest in photography is increasing, thus the call for us to create more avenues wherein people of all ages can explore their passion in photography,” said Kazuhiro Ozawa, President & CEO of Canon Marketing (Philippines), Inc (CMPI).
This year’s theme is called SIPAT PILIPINAS. “Sipat,” which means to “to see” or “to aim,” was aptly chosen to inspire and encourage everyone to look and see beyond the ordinary and enable them to capture visuals from their own unique perspectives according to the themes “Dream,” and “Faith” which were announced on-the-spot.
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Canon also brought back a special category for students where a younger generation of visual storytellers was challenged to capture striking shots according to the theme “Freedom.”
Jo Anne Arquiza, who hails from Batangas, took the most coveted spot as the 2019 Canon PhotoMarathon Philippines Grand Winner and will represent the country in the prestigious PhotoMarathon Grand Championship in 2020.
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On top of the competition, Canon held different workshops such as Vlogging 101, Self-Branding, as well as professional workshops on Basketball, Landscape, and Portraiture Photography with Canon Brand Ambassadors throughout the day with the goal of further enhancing and developing Filipinos’ content creation skills.
Workshops for kids and families complete with their own fun, a mini version of a PhotoMarathon also helped bring to life Canon’s vision of cultivating the culture of photography in the country.
Here’s the complete list of winners:
1st Runner Up: Vien Hannael Dimaculangan
Over-All Champion: Liahn Andrea Alvarez
Open Category (Theme 1)
3rd Runner-Up: Omar Despabeladero
2nd Runner-Up: Archielou Romero
Open Category (Theme 2)
3rd Runner-Up: Renato Rosario
2nd Runner-Up: Katrina Garcia
Overall 1st-Runner Up
Raniel Jose Castaneda
Overall Grand Champion
Jo Anne Arquiza
Canon PhotoMarathon started 2003 in Singapore and quickly made waves in other Asian countries including the Philippines. To know more about Canon PhotoMarathon, visit https://photomarathon.canon.com.ph/
This article is created based on a press release by Canon.