This is a commemorative project of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP). The Contest shall be open to all Filipino citizens from ages 10 to 75 years.  Officials and employees of the NHCP and their immediate families are disqualified to join. Professional photographers are welcome to join.


The subject of interest is their local Rizal Monument found in the town plaza, school campus, town hall, capitol grounds, hospital lawn, or on a public park. Each contestant shall submit only one DIGITAL photo entry in JPEG file format using a digital camera. Photo entries should have a minimum resolution of 10 megapixels. Full shot photo of the subject should be included for identification and record purposes. Photo entries must be unaltered. Professional photographers are required to submit both the RAW and JPEG photo files.

Each entry shall contain the NAME, AGE, ADDRESS, CELLPHONE NO., NAME OF SCHOOL/OFFICE/ORGANIZATION/PROFESSION of the PARTICIPANT. The ENTRY shall also include a brief description of the subject RIZAL MONUMENT, the date it was erected, and its artist if available. The photograph may include people on the area for scale reference. Only color photo entries shall be accepted. The photo entry should not be renamed.

Each participant shall submit his entry via email transmission to records@nhcp.gov.ph.

Those without direct access to the internet can submit their entries to their respective Local Government Unit at least three days before the deadline date to avoid late entries. The LGU will be the one to transmit their entries to the NHCP.

Period of submission shall be from December 30, 2010 to May 19, 2011.  The Contest will officially end at 5:00 PM of JUNE 19, 2011.

With respect to the rights of the participating photographers, copyright of the images/photos will remain with the photographers. the NHCP reserves the right to use all submitted entries for free in any broadcast, or print medium with acknowledgement to the photographers.

Photo entries shall be judged according to the following criteria:

A. Photo composition 25%

B. Photo quality 25%

C. Monument appreciation 25%

D. Message conveyed by the photo 25%

A Panel of Judges composing of 5 members shall select the winning and representative entries. The members shall choose among them the chairman. All decisions by the Panel of Judges shall be final.

Date of judging entries shall be from May 20, 2011 to June 17, 2011.

Awarding date shall be on June 19, 2011.


FIRST – Php50,000.00 + Certificate

SECOND – Php40,000.00 + Certificate

THIRD – Php30,000.00 + Certificate

10 CONSOLATION – Php1,000.00 + Certificate

For details, please visit http://www.nhi.gov.ph