Anilao photo contest winners

Open Class DOT Photog of the Year (Portfolio) by Cem Gazivekili
Open Class DOT Photog of the Year (Portfolio) by Cem Gazivekili

In December 2013, the Philippine Department of Tourism (PDOT) partnered with the Underwater Macro Photographers Group (UWMP) to launch an international dive photography shootout in Anilao, Batangas.

Open Class DOT Photog of the Year (Portfolio) by Cem Gazivekili 3
Open Class DOT Photog of the Year (Portfolio) by Cem Gazivekili

The focus was on promoting the Philippines as a premier macro photography destination in Asia and to entice more foreign underwater photographers to the country. Prizes were given in both Compact camera and Open categories.

Winners received at least US$10,000 worth of prizes including free dive trips to sites in Cebu, Bohol and Anilao itself.

 

Open Class DOT Photog of the Year (Portfolio) by Cem Gazivekili
Open Class DOT Photog of the Year (Portfolio) by Cem Gazivekili