Photo competition offers winner a trip to London

IN CELEBRATION of the Great British Festival from February 24 to 26, the British Council and British Embassy are inviting amateur and professional photographers to take part in Create Great Cities Photo Essay Competition.

Shortlisted photo essays will be exhibited at Bonifacio Global City High Street, Taguig City, during the festival.

The grand prize will be roundtrip tickets for two from Manila to London courtesy of Etihad Airways.

The Create Great Cities Photo Essay Competition is open to Filipino citizens of legal age. Deadline for submission is February 16.

Shortlisted candidates will be notified by February 17. The final judging and announcement of winners will be held at the Great British Festival on February 25.

Photos must illustrate or answer the following questions:

* What is a livable city for you?
* What creative efforts can we do to make our cities more livable?

It is one of the British Council’s goals to contribute to more livable and inclusive cities in the Philippines. One way is by using art and creativity as means of engagement and inspiration for urban dwellers.

Livable cities possess, among others, a vibrant street life, green spaces, an efficient transportation system, healthy inhabitants, an inclusive economy, and safe, accessible public spaces.

See the full mechanics at, and email Pierre Pecson at, or call +63 2 555 3000 for more information. (PR)

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