PAGCOR Photography Contest: Capturing the essence of harvest

2024 PAGCOR Photography Contest: Capturing the essence of harvest through the lenses

/ 08:00 AM April 19, 2024

In celebration of Filipino culture and resilience, the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) will again hold its annual photography contest this year to provide photographers from all walks of life with the opportunity to showcase their talents.

The resumption of the competition in 2023 after years of hiatus attracted the highest number of participants in the history of the PAGCOR Photography Contest with the winners from all regions – Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao, and Metro Manila – taking home a total of Php1,680,000 in cash prizes.

PAGCOR Chairman and CEO Alejandro Tengco (4th from right), President and COO Atty. Juanito Sañosa, Jr. (5th from right), and Directors Gilbert Remulla (3rd from right) and Francis Concordia (3rd from left) pose with the grand prize winners in the conventional category of the 2023 PAGCOR Photo Contest.

PAGCOR Photography Contest 2023 mobile category grand prize winners pose with members of the PAGCOR board during the contest’s awarding ceremony on September 13, 2023, at the National Museum of Natural History in Manila.

This year’s contest will have its final judging and awards ceremonies in September. However, this early, PAGCOR Chairman and CEO Alejandro Tengco said that more than 3,500 have already confirmed interest in the contest through complete registration.

With this year’s theme, “Harvest Time,” the 2024 PAGCOR Photography Contest seeks to spotlight the indomitable spirit of the Filipino people, their unwavering patience, and tireless dedication during the vibrant harvest season.

“THE ALICIA PANORAMIC PARK“by Rowell C. ClenuarAlicia, Bohol

The theme also serves as a tribute to the hardworking farmers, fishermen, and other producers whose toil sustains the nation and ensures food security for all.

“CELEBRATING CENTURIES OF CULTIVATION“by Christopher G. AndresBanaue, Ifugao

This year’s photo competition also features bigger cash prizes, a lowered minimum age requirement, and the introduction of the new drone category to attract both seasoned professionals and budding enthusiasts.

“The summer months will be a colorful and festive season for the country, especially in the countryside. The fields are ripe for harvest, the trees are laden with fruits, and the flowers are in full bloom,” Chairman Tengco said.

“PAYAPANG UMAGA“ by Klienne M. Eco San Pablo, Laguna

“We hope that our participants this year will be able to immortalize the remarkable and bountiful resources of the Philippines that some of us take for granted through their lenses,” he said.

Total prizes to be given away this year is Php2,230,000 or 32.7% higher than last year.

Under the conventional category, PAGCOR will award eight grand winners with Php100,000 cash each, while Php50,000 cash will be given to each of the 16 grand winners under the mobile and drone categories.

Consolation prizes will also be awarded to eight finalists under each category – Php35,000 cash each for the conventional category and Php20,000 cash per finalist under the mobile and drone categories.  

Participants have until July 31, 2024 to submit their entries. 

For registration, uploading of entries, and detailed information, interested individuals are encouraged to visit the official contest website at


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