Pinoy Travel Writers and Photographers Chance to Cover France for Lonely Planet

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KLM, in cooperation with Lonely Planet Magazine Philippines and Digital Photographer Philippines, is proud to announce that On Assignment, one of the most prestigious photocontests of the country, is back for 2012!

Last year, the photography contest sent two photographers in the all-expense-paid trip to the Netherlands to do a travel feature published in Lonely Planet Philippines. This year, KLM has decided to up the ante: along with two photographers, it will now send a travel writer to fly to “le ville rose” (The Pink City), Toulouse, France, in September, for an exclusive travel article to be published in the Lonely Planet December 2012 Issue. The winning writer will create a travel feature on the culture, food, and city life of the Toulouse. The two photographers traveling with the writer will collaborate to determine the best photos for the Lonely Planet article.

You don’t need to be a professional to join this contest! Anyone – both photographers and writers – can join, as long as s/he’s 18 years old or older at the time of travel, and has a valid passport.

So how does one win a chance at France? Aspiring Lonely Planet writers must write an article entitled “Rediscover Manila.” The article must be 1,500-2,000 words long, and focus on Metro Manila – not just the
City of Manila. Upon reading the piece, locals and foreigners alike should want to visit and discover what the metro has to offer.

Likewise, photographers must submit a portfolio of 10 images – 2 images for each category. The categories are as follows: (a) Portraits, (b) Landscape, (c) Culture, (d) Architecture, and (e) Food. Aside from the portfolio, which comprises 70% of the score, the photographer must also pitch and state why they should be chosen. Be as creative as you want to be, simply be sincere with your reason; the pitch is 30% of the score.

All contest entires should be submitted at 12NN on Friday, 24 August 2012, to [email protected]

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to travel to the South of France on an all-expense-paid assignment for Lonely Planet. Sponsored by our favorite European airline, KLM. Winners can definitely look forward to an unforgettable experience.

For more information, visit the contest website of thread at the Digital Photographer Philippines

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Cocoy Dayao

Cocoy is the Chief Technology Officer of Lab Rats Technica, a Digital Consulting company that specialises in DevOps, iOS, and Web Apps, E-Commerce sites, Cybersecurity and Social Media consulting. He is a technology enthusiast, political junkie and social observer who enjoys a good cup of coffee, comic books, and tweets as @cocoy on twitter.

Cocoy is also the Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief of the ProPinoy Project.

Cocoy considers himself to be Liberal.

  • rj

    Why do our local sea travel providers continue to delay there schedule of arrival/departure without proper notification or compensation for the inconvenience they bring there customers?is there any law in place for this?what i know is that recently there was a law passed for airlines .would the government do anything about it?