Out of the 500 participants from different parts of the globe, 20 were selected. And after further deliberation and a careful process, this group has eventually been trimmed down to the top six finalists of the AirAsia Travel Photographer 2016! Meet the Top 6 Finalists.
These top six young aspiring photographers will be going to Shanghai this month for the final leg of the competition to do series of challenges in portrait, landscape and even food photography.
These finalists went through rounds of judging and were selected based on their personality, creativity, content, originality and technical or visual presentation.
The judges of AirAsia Travel Photographer 2016
The six participants will be judged by notable veterans and young leaders in the field of photography, branding and visual arts who are not just looking for photographers but are looking for storytellers. The judges are:
- Nachi Ugarte – Creative Director of GRID Magazine
- Jacob Maentz – Documentary Photographer
- Wawi Navarroza – Artist/Photographer and Founder of Thousandfold
- Richard Kaw – AirAsia’s Group Head of Branding
Now on its second year, AirAsia’s photo contest is a continuous effort to inspire, engage and empower the youth by traveling and sharing their stories through the pictures they take.
The Grand Winner will be declared as AirAsia Travel Photographer of the Year and will receive 200,000 AirAsia BIG Points, a surprise vacation package and more prizes from partner brands including GRID Magazine and Flight 001.
Visit www.airasiatp.com for the webisodes featuring the journey of the six finalists or follow the hashtag #AirAsiaTP2016 and #AirAsiaTravelPhotographer on other social media channels such as Facebook (facebook.com/AirAsiaPhilippines) and Twitter Mad House radio show featuring Chris, Stan and Tracy.
The AirAsia Travel Photographer 2016 is also brought to you by AirAsia BIG Loyalty Programme, Mellow 94.7, Grid Magazine and Flight 001 Philippines.
The launch was held at Casa Italia in BGC and was hosted by DJ Tracy Abad of Mellow 94.7.