The Philippines Department of Tourism (PDOT) recently conducted an Instagram photo contest with the theme “Soul of the Philippines”. And I am more than happy to be selected as a two-time finalist! Yes, two of my submitted photos were chosen as part of the Top 25 Finalists.
The Soul of the Philippines photo contest was opened to all TBEX (Travel Blog Exchange) Asia 2016 participants. Around 400 travel bloggers/delegates from different parts of the world were able to visit places in the Philippines from the bustling city of Manila to the beautiful islands of Palawan among others.
Photos taken during the duration of the conference can be submitted as entries by posting in Instagram with the hashtags #soulofthephilippines and #philippinesphotocontest. From all of the entries, 25 photos were selected as part of the Final round. Out of the 25 Finalists, two will be selected to win the Grand Prize and Runner Up Prize.
From hundreds of photos submitted, I already feel like a winner to have my two photos selected as part of the 25 finalists. Hope you can check out my photos below posted in PDOT’s Instagram account, @tourismphilippines:
Finalist Entry 1
Finalist Entry 2
"Boodle fight is a popular style of eating in the Philippines where food is prepared on top of banana leaves. People then "attack the food" and eat with their hands. We had one of the best boodle fights at Club Paradise in Coron, Palawan" #SoulOfThePhilippines #PhilippinesPhotoContest Photo @travelhabeat
Send some <3, love. Please do checkout other finalists’ entries as well. You will for surely have loads of travel inspiration. You can see all 25 Finalist photos here: SOUL OF THE PHILIPPINES
Let us also support our tourism industry, from PDOT to the wonderful locals who make all of our travels absolutely fabulous!
Thank you for the love and support! 🙂 🙂 🙂