AirAsia Travel Photographer 2016: 6 Finalists Compete in a Series of Photography Challenges in Macau

This year’s AirAsia Travel Photographer competition was held in Macau, one of the world’s richest regions. The 6 finalists–Neil Michael Cardano, Mithilaya Miclat, Eliseo Zuniga, Kimberly Pauig, Daniel Magbanua, and Dave Poblete–were flown to this Chinese territory by AirAsia Philippines for a series of photography challenges that will decide who will win the title AirAsia Travel Photographer 2016.

The criteria for judging were as follows:

  • General Characteristics (20%) – originality, style, context and photographic vision
  • Technical Criteria (20%) – Focus/sharpness, color and or tonal rendition, lighting and contrast
  • Visual and Aesthetic Criteria (20%) – Framing and choice of viewpoint, background, design elements & principles and visual impact
  • Content (40%) – information, emotion, mood, feeling, denotative and connotative content (symbolism and metaphor), relevance, subject impact, communication through the language of photography and insight

I am supporting Mithilaya Miclat, a 25-year-old Social Entrepreneur from Davao City, to win the title. Check out her entries for the various categories of competition:





















Please vote Mithilaya for the AirAsia Travel Photographer 2016 People’s Choice at Simply register with your Facebook account, scroll down and click the “Vote Mithilaya” button. By voting for her, you will automatically earn 1 raffle entry for the chance to win 50,000 AirAsia BIG points which you can use to avail of FREE AirAsia Philippines’ domestic flights like Cebu, Davao, Palawan, Bohol and Kalibo (Boracay) or international flights like Hong Kong, Macau, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul or Shanghai! Please take note that you can vote once per day until September 15, 2016. This means the more votes you cast, the more raffle entry you will get thus you get more chances of winning that 50,000 BIG points.

The winner of AirAsia Travel Photographer 2016, on the other hand, will receive 200,000 BIG points from AirAsia, convertible to flights to any AirAsia destination; Luggage and Go Clean from Flight 001 Philippines; A chance to be featured in GRID, a magazine for travelers by travelers, and Travel3Sixty, AirAsia’s inflight magazine; and a vacation package for two (2) to an AirAsia destination. The two runners-up will both receive a consolation prize of 100,000 BIG points each, convertible to flights to any AirAsia destination; and Seatpak and Go Clean from Flight 001 Philippines.

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