The APEC Photo Contest 2018 winners were announced to the Concluding Senior Officials’ Meeting by Chair of the APEC 2018 Senior Officials, Ivan Pomaleu on Tuesday morning in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.
First Prize Winner : Weave to the Web by Danilo Victoriano
Second Prize Winner : Doors to the World by Glenn Campanilla
Third Prize Winner : The Urban Connectivity by Seong-Joon Cho
Popular Choice Award : Doors to the World by Glenn Campanilla
Influencer Award : The Wind Farm That Creates Jobs for the Locals by Klienne Eco
The APEC Photo Contest is an annual initiative of the APEC Secretariat to collect stakeholders’ views on APEC’s messages and priorities. The contest seeks the public’s visual interpretation of APEC’s priorities for 2018 including (1) promoting sustainable and inclusive growth, (2) deepening regional integration and improving connectivity and (3) strengthening inclusive growth through structural reform.
The winners were evaluated by a judging panel consisting of world renowned photojournalists, industry experts and senior public officials including APEC Executive Director Alan Bollard, Agence France-Presse Photo Editor for North America Eric Baradat, award-winning photographer Palani Mohan, Papua New Guinea-based photographer Rocky Roe, and Chair of APEC 2018 Senior Officials Ivan Pomaleu.
In its 8th year, APEC Photo Contest 2018 received 1,347 entries from various APEC member economies including Brunei Darussalam, People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, The Philippines, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Thailand and Viet Nam.
The Influencer Award is given to the photo entry submitted to APEC’s Instagram account by tagging the photo to at(@)APEC by using the hashtag #APECPhotoContest and one of the priorities hahstags: #Connectivity, #Sustainability, #RegionalIntegration, #InclusiveGrowth, and #DigitalFuture. This year’s winner was awarded to “The Wind Farm That Creates Jobs for the Locals” by Klienne Eco from The Philippines.
The Popular Choice Award is determined by the public. The winner is awarded to the photo which receives the most likes. This year’s prize was awarded to “Doors to the World” by Glenn Campanilla, also the Second Prize Winner.
Here are the winning photos of APEC Photo Contest 2018:
First Prize: Weave to the Web by Danilo Victoriano
Second Prize & Popular Choice: Doors to the World by Glenn Campanilla
Third Prize: The Urban Connectivity by Seong-Joon Cho
Influencer Award: The Wind Farm That Creates Jobs for the Locals by Klienne Eco
For more information about APEC Photo Contest and to see past years’ winners in this link.
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