Photo Contest



In this age of modernization, it is easy to think about building and construction in terms of technology, machinery, and equipment. However, amid all these advancements, one thing remains at its very core: human capital.

This photography contest aims to highlight the important role people play in transforming our industry and transforming our nation through their work in the field of building and construction. We encourage you to submit your creative interpretation of the theme through your snaps and send them to us for a chance to win exciting prizes.

The aim of this contest is to connect and empower people in our industry, in all parts of the Philippines, and bring pride to the work they do in building this nation. Your photos can help to tell this story.



  1. All photos must be taken within Regions I, II, III, and CAR only.
  2. If the photo depicts work in the construction site, it must showcase construction industry standards (e.g., safety and health).
  3. The contest is open PCA members and PHILCONSTRUCT Luzon exhibitors only. Each is allowed to submit a maximum of three entries only.
  4. Members of the PHILCONSTRUCT Organizing Committee and their immediate family are not eligible to participate in the contest.
  5. The photo should represent the theme “HUMAN INTEREST IN CONSTRUCTION”.
  6. The photo must have been taken within the Philippines, featuring Filipinos, using any kind of camera, including mobile phone. Participants need to include location of the photo in the email and/or Instagram caption.
  7. Photo format can be portrait or landscape.
  8. Collage or photomontage will not be accepted.
  9. Basic editing, including colour enhancement, the use of filters, and cropping of the photo is acceptable, provided any such editing does not affect the authenticity or genuineness of the photo.
  10. Advance editing used to create illusions, deceptions or manipulations and the adding or removing of significant elements within the frame is prohibited.
  11. Submitted photo(s) must be original and taken by the contestant.
  12. There must be no border(s), logo(s), copyright marks, identifying marks, watermarks, or any other visible references and / or marks on the image.
  13. Photo(s) submitted must not contain any materials owned or controlled by a third party, must not infringe the copyrights, trademark, moral rights, rights of privacy or intellectual property rights of any person or entity.
  14. Photos that have been previously submitted in other competition/contest, published, displayed in public are not eligible for entry.
  15. The PHILCONSTRUCT Organizing Committee reserves the right to disqualify any photo submission that does not conform to the rules and guidelines.
  16.  PHILCONSTRUCT shall exclusively retain all rights, copyrights, and intellectual property rights to the photos and all its future use.
  17. The PHILCONSTRUCT Organizing Committee reserves the right at any time to require proof of identity and/or eligibility. Failure to provide such proof within a reasonable time could result in disqualification from the competition. All personal details and information requested by PHILCONSTRUCT by each contestant must be truthful, accurate and in no way misleading. PHILCONSTRUCT reserves the discretion to investigate and disqualify any contestant, should the contestant at any stage of the event supply untruthful, inaccurate or misleading personal details and/or information or should the contestant be ineligible for the competition pursuant to these rules.
  18. The PHILCONSTRUCT Organizing Committee reserves the right to disqualify any entries if the contents are deemed inappropriate or against public interest.
  19. The participants hereby indemnify and hold PHILCONSTRUCT, including its organizers and event managers, harmless from any claims, actions, proceedings costs, and expenses arising as a result of any allegation that the relevant participants did not own or are not wholly entitled and authorized to allow publication and reproduction of the work by PHILCONSTRUCT.
  20.  The decisions of the official Judging Panel and/or the PHILCONSTRUCT Organizing Committee on the results of the contest or in any dispute related to this contest shall be deemed final.


Please choose only one of the following means of submission:

  1. Follow PHILCONSTRUCT Instagram account: @philconstruct
  2. Caption must include the following:
    • Title
    • Date photo was taken
    • Location where it was taken (must be within Regions I, II, III, and CAR only)
    • Name of the photographer and the exhibitor/PCA member-company he/she is representing
    • Include this hashtag: #philconstructluzon2020
  3. Make sure the photo follows the general guidelines of the contest.
  4. Make sure to tag @philconstruct and the official Instagram account of the company you’re representing in your photo submission.

Those who submit entries for the contest through Instagram stand a chance to win the Influencer Award, and will have bonus points to increase chances of making it to the top 10 finalists.


For those who do not have access to Instagram and wish to participate in the contest, you can submit your photos through this email:

  1. The email must include:
    1. Title
    2. Date photo was taken
    3. Location where it was taken
    4. Name of the photographer and the exhibitor/PCA member-company he/she is representing
  2. Send a hi-resolution copy of your photo submission (maximum of 8mb).
  3. Make sure the photo follows the general guidelines of the contest.


Photo submission opens: March 1, 2020

Photo submission deadline: March 20, 2020 (7:00 PM, Philippine Standard Time)

Notification of the 10 finalists via email or Instagram: March 21, 2020

Submission of printed photo (for the 10 finalists): March 23, 2020 (4:00 PM, Philippine Standard Time)



Elimination Round
  • All photos will be shown to a panel of judges selected by the PHILCONSTRUCT Organizing Committee.
  • This panel will then select the 10 finalists who will proceed to the final round and whose works will be displayed in a special gallery during the event on April 2 to 4, 2020.
  • Judging will be done in a private, closed-door meeting.
  • The 10 selected finalists will be notified via email or Instagram of their selection.
  • Each finalist must then email a hi-res copy of their photo on or by March 23, 2020 (4:00 PM, Philippine Standard Time) to
Finals Round
  • Participants agree that PHILCONSTRUCT will feature the 10 selected finalist photos on its social media channels and display the printed photos in a special gallery to be done during PHILCONSTRUCT on April 2 to 4, 2020.
  • The top 3 winners will be chosen by a panel of judges selected by the PHILCONSTRUCT Organizing Committee.
  • Winners will be announced on April 3, 2020 at the event and via the PHILCONSTRUCT social media channels. Winners will be notified via email on how to claim their prize.


The Prizes

1st Place: Php 10,000.00 cash and trophy

2nd Place: Php 7,500.00 cash and trophy

3rd Place: Php 5,000.00 cash and trophy


Each photo will evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • interpretation and message of the photo based on the theme
  • composition and quality
  • creativity
  • adherence to the guidelines and contest mechanics


Under no circumstances will the organizers and event managers of PHILCONSTRUCT be liable for lost, late, misdirected, stolen, illegible, or incomplete submission.

The Terms and Conditions above are subject to change and/or supplement by the PHILCONSTRUCT Organizing Committee at any time during the submission period as and when it deems fit. PHILCONSTRUCT assumes no liability whatsoever for any outcome as a result of such action.

For questions or concerns, contact PHILCONSTRUCT:

Mia Castro