Winners of the CCLS Leyte Landings Photo Contest

Here are the winners of the recent 65th Leyte Landings Photo Contest organized by the Camera Club of Leyte and Samar (CCLS), the Department of Tourism (DOT) Reg Ofc 8, and the Leyte Provincial Government.

Three winners were chosen under three categories, namely: War Memorabilia, Engagement Site and Uniquely Leyte.

From hundreds of entries submitted by 49 participants (a participant was allowed to submit a maximum of two entries per category), the top 10 photos per category were selected and finally the top 3 per catagery.

First prize was P10,000, 2nd was P6,000 and 3rd prize was P4,000. Each of the other 7 of the top 10 chosen got a P1,000 consolation prize.

The winning photos were exhibited Oct 16-22, 2009 at the main entrance of Robinson’s Place Tacloban.

The winners:

Category: War Memorabilia


1st Place: WWII Telephone EE-8-B by Jessica Mayo

fight for your life

2nd place: Fight for your Life by Lary Abria

rewarded valor

3rd place: Rewarded Valor by Allan Arcallana

Category: Engagement Site

two towers

1st Place: The Two Towers by Oliver Norman Yee

a gleam of hope

2nd Place: A Gleam of Hope by Riann Bañez

shoot through

3rd Place: Shoot Through by Paul Opiniano

Category: Uniquely Leyte

leyte provincial capitol

1st Place: Leyte Provincial Capitol by Jovino Cuayzon

great taste

2nd Place: Great Taste by Melchor Tagana

malaguicay falls

3rd Place: Malaguicay Falls by Erwin Lanante

The other runner-up entries were submitted by:

  • Christian Vincent Alcazaren
  • Richellieu Rouchelle Tuliao
  • Jerome Tuazon
  • Joel Opiniano
  • Paul Opiniano
  • Jerby Santo
  • Eva Hingpis
  • Mark Carlo Singh
  • Janwill Pades
  • Joel Manadong
  • Alex Arcallana
  • Ernesto Guarino

View the full gallery of 30 photos (Top 10 of 3 categories) at:

View other galleries on the 65th Leyte Landing Photo Contest Exhibit held at Robinson’s Place Tacloban:

~ by gerryruiz on 22 October 2009.

12 Responses to “Winners of the CCLS Leyte Landings Photo Contest”

  1. WOW, ganda naman talaga ng mga pictures.
    Hope the Provincial government of Leyte would construct a sort of a museum that showcases those valuable items, artifacts, pictures and others stuffs related to MacArthur’s acts and Leyte’s Liberation during WORLD WAR II.
    I think it’s time for MacArthur Shrine and National Park to have a Museum of its own, also it is another attraction to our own National Park.
    Thanks Sir Gerry!

  2. impressive photos overall. the macarthur memorial photo would have been more dramatic if the reflection on the water was captured in full.

  3. congratulations to the winners and to all others who did not win… keep shooting… it’s even easier now to shoot since you don’t have to worry about the expense of film and processing. btw ka gerry, any of the winning fotos taken with a film camera??? just curious.. i am not surprised with the quality of the winning fotos.. we did have talented “kodakers”.. waray pa hadto computers and photoshop… again CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WINNERS AND PARTICIPANTS.

    • ka edong, am not sure whether there was photo submitted taken on a film cam and I doubt there was one. I do know one of the finalists (he got a P1K consolation prize) was taken using a cellphone camera ;). There were others who used plain Point ‘n Shoot kinds. Contest guidelines, BTW, disallowed Photoshop editing techniques other than those that can be done in film processing & printing, hence contestants were required to submit both original files/negatives & edited ones.

  4. I read the contest rules.. there must have been a great no. of submitted entries.. I am not surprised about the celfon foto entry.. with celfon cameras now with 5MP resolution..I asked about the film camera foto since I used to be a traditionalist.. even had my BW darkroom in the basement. Gave it up and embraced digital photography when I learned that what I can do in the darkroom for an hour or so (correcting/fixing the image, etc.) I could do in a few clicks of the computer mouse using the early version of PS.. Again CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS AND TO CAMERA CLUB OF LEYTE AND SAMAR.. and to you KaGerry..

    • Yep, there were over 200 entries submitted by some 49 participants…

      My early photography experience (a required subject in my college course) was also via the darkroom route hehe. The mixture of chemicals and a dark milieu all formed part of the magical world of photography then hehe. Fun! 😉

  5. gerry, bumulig ka ba hini na contest?

    • Nope, we were the organizers. I am the VP of CCLS and one of the judges in the contest. The joke among members was ma-resign na la kami para makabulig kay sayang an prizes haha

  6. hi po!!

    lahat ba ng picture ng sumali ipopost?????? or yung nakasali lang sa top 30?????????

    • I am not sure as there were many photos submitted – more than 200 of them – and they are still with DOT. Photos need to be matched with their respective digital files, and they need to be processed (mainly downsized for web and properly labeled) before they can be posted in the web.

  7. hi po!

    1st good job po s CCLS, at DOT, dahil po s contest nyo mas lalo po ako n nspired pa mag shoot, kahit po d2 me calbayog pnilit ko po mka jion s contest, wish po more contest come.

  8. wow, lalo ko tuloy na-miss ang lugar ko – malaguicay. dyan kami palagi naliligo tuwing sunmmer. i really miss that place so much!

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