Judging Air Asia’s Travel Photographer Competition

JUDGING AIR ASIA’S TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER COMPETITION

I had the opportunity over the past couple of months to mentor and coach the participants of the Air Asia Travel Photographer 2016 competition. This was a great opportunity for me to connect with some younger photographers who are just starting with their journey into photography. Seeing the enthusiasm and vision that many of the participants brought to the table was a wonderful thing. I think it’s important to sometimes step back from our own work to observe and see how others approach things. Being around the 6 participants in Macau somehow allowed me to do that. Hanging with the other two judges, Nachi Ugarte and Wawi Navarroza was also a highlight. I don’t spend enough time with likeminded people in the same field and it was a refreshing change for me.

The whole crew (participants, AirAsia staff, judges and the video production team) in Macau. 

The top three with grand prize winner, Kimberly Pauig.  

There was something like 500 or more entries and we selected the top 6 to travel to Macau with us. There we helped coach them while they competed in different challenges. All 6 participants had strong qualities and picking the top three was difficult but ultimately a unanimous decision was made among us judges. A special thank you to David Viray of Philippines Air Asia for all his work with the competition and accommodating us all. Also to Tracy Abad for hosting this event. This is the second year they have held the competition and I’m sure it will be open again next year.

Episode 1

Episode 1
#AirAsiaTP2016 Ep 1

From hundreds of entries, we are now down to the 6 finalists who will fly to one of our destinations really soon. Watch the first episode of The AirAsia Travel Photographer 2016 series to see what transpired during the semi-final round that led us to determining the Top 6 contenders. All the excitement, fun and thrill are just about to begin! So keep on checking our Facebook page for all the episodes coming out this September. #AirAsiaTP2016

Posted by AirAsiaPhilippines on Thursday, September 1, 2016

Episode 2

Episode 2

Our finalists have arrived in Macao. They are set to explore it's great sights and awesome flavours. Watch Episode 2 as the challenges officially begin. The webisodes are hosted by Tracy Abad of Mellow 94.7. It's also being brought to you by AirAsia Big Loyalty Programme, Grid Magazine, Flight 001 Philippines and The Mad House of Mellow 94.7. #AirAsiaTP2016 #AirAsiaTravelPhotographer

Posted by AirAsiaPhilippines on Saturday, September 17, 2016

Episode 1

Episode 3
#AirAsiaTP2016 Ep 3

The competition is getting tougher for our Finalists. Watch Episode 3 as they compete in more challenges held in Macao. We are certainly getting nearer in finding out who will be the next AirAsia Travel Photographer. The webisodes are hosted by Tracy Abad of Mellow 94.7. It's also being brought to you by AirAsia Big Loyalty Programme, Grid Magazine, Flight 001 Philippines and The Mad House of Mellow 94.7. #AirAsiaTP2016 #AirAsiaTravelPhotographer

Posted by AirAsiaPhilippines on Thursday, September 22, 2016

Episode 1

Episode 4
#AirAsiaTP2016 Ep 4

It has been a long journey for our contenders. We are finally down to the final 3 who will showcase their story of Macao during the final show. Find out who will be AirAsia Travel Photographer 2016! AATP 2016 is hosted by Tracy Abad.Also brought to you by AirAsia BIG Loyalty Programme, Grid Magazine, Flight 001 Philippines and The Mad House of Mellow 94.7.

Posted by AirAsiaPhilippines on Saturday, October 1, 2016

Episode 1

Episode 5
#AirAsiaTP2016 Ep 5 - Finale

It has been a long journey for our contenders. We are finally down to the Top 3 who will showcase their story of Macao during the final show. Watch the final episode and find out who will be the grand winner of AirAsia Travel Photographer 2016! Share, like and comment on this video and get a chance to win 10,000 AirAsia BIG Points convertible to AirAsia Flights. Six lucky fans will be chosen. Announcement of winners will be within the week of October 10, so visit us often for updates.

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Posted on: Sep 28, 2016