#PIPE4 Awards

During the opening of @IGersManila’s #PIPE4 at The Annex SM City North EDSA on 24-October-2015, IGers and mall goers were requested to vote for the Exhibitors’ Choice and the Shoppers’ Choice among the visual stories on display for the annual exhibit.

Melding portraiture and street photography, this year’s theme highlighted the Filipino malling lifestyle. Exhibitors, shoppers and mall-goers gamely voted for three (3) of their most liked visual story on display printed by @StoryTellPrints.

READ: #IGMNL opens #PIPE4 at SM City North EDSA

The votes casted were counted and tallied by #TheMods and the winners received gift certificates courtesy of @SMCityNorthEDSA.

The winner for Exhibitors’ Choice is @klevinklevorn while Shoppers’ Choice award were bagged by @alperrpadiernos and @mrjalandoni. The winners received gift certificates courtesy of @SMCityNorthEDSA.

Congratulations to #PIPE4 Exhibitors’ Choice @klevinklevorn and Shoppers’ Choice @mrjalandoni and @alperrpadiernos– our major awards winners during the opening ceremoniesof the 4th Philippine Instagram Photo Exhibit #IGMNL #PIPE4 at the Upper Ground Floor, The Annex, SM City North Edsa on 24 October 2015. Exhibit runs until Friday 30-October-2015. Check out the gallery of more than 50 visual stories depicting the Filipino malling lifestyle. This event is in partnership with @SMNorthEDSA @SmartCares and @StorytellPrints.Special thanks to our major sponsor @PowerMacCenter, minor sponsor @ValdaPilipinas, and media sponsors @BlogWatchPH @PinoyExchange @TweetUpMNL @TheSoshalNetwork @MozillaPH. Keep the good vibes rolling! #ktgvr

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Aside from these major awards, @IGersManila also gave special awards for the following: Best dressed Male Exhibitor – @ivanborlongan   Best dressed Female Exhibitor – @rubysparks___   Most Active Male Cheerer – @dieyitis   Most Active Female Cheerer – @msjuanta   Early Birds – @mrjalandoni and @breinmars   #PIPE4 Hashtaggers – @zenti_zenzen and @marcoenriquez_   Best Male Exhibit Promoter – @roy.chester   Best Female Exhibit Promoter – @vivavoom  

The remaining two awards for this year’s exhibit — the #TheColl Visual Story of the Year and #iCoss Visual Story of the Year shall be announced  on #IGNitePH2015 – @IGersManila’s Yearender Special happening on 5-December-2015.

Keep the good vibes rolling! #KTGVR

#IGMNL opens #PIPE4 Gallery at SM North EDSA

Now on its 4th year, @IGersManila opens the annual Philippine Instagram Photo Exhibit #PIPE4 at the Annex, SM City North EDSA on 24-October-2015.
In partnership with @SMNorthEDSA, @SmartCares and @StorytellPrints, the gallery of more than 60 visual stories was displayed at the Upper Ground Floor from Saturday, 24-October to Friday, 30-October.

#IGMNL ends #PIPE4 Photowalks with Batch 3

On September 19, 2015, @IGersManila, in partnership with @SMNorthEdsa, @SmartCares  and @StoryTellPrints , sponsored by @PowerMacCenter and supported by @ValdaPilipinas, conducted the 3rd and the last leg of the photowalk round of 4th Philippine Instagram Photo Exhibit #PIPE4 held at the  premises of SM North EDSA.

It started with the tradition of Circle of Energy to hype the event followed by a short introduction of @IGerManila by our founder, Carl Lozano (aka Daddy C) and a welcome address by Ms. Che Che Samson, Mall Manager of SM City North EDSA. The qualifiers introduced themselves thereafter.

Meet the #PIPE4 Batch 2 Qualifiers

After the successful first leg of the Photowalk round of Batch 1 at SM City North EDSA on 25-July for the 4th Philippine Instagram Photo Exhibit #PIPE4, it’s time to meet the qualifiers for Batch 2 of the Photowalk.

READ:Meet the #PIPE4 Batch 1 Qualifiers

READ: Mechanics for #PIPE4

READ: #PIPE4 FAQs

The following IGers were screened and selected by #TheComm from the submissions of entries for #KalyePH2015 in Instagram. Meet the second batch of Pinoy IGers joining us as qualifiers for #PIPE4.

Meet the #PIPE4 Batch 1 Qualifiers

Meet the first batch of qualifiers for the 4th  Philippine Instagram Photo Exhibit #PIPE4.  These select IGers were chosen and screened by #TheComm after submitting entries for #KalyePH2015 in Instagram.

READ: Mechanics for #PIPE4

READ: #PIPE4 FAQs

#TheMods and #TheColl shall see you on 25-July-2015 for a photowalk at SM City North EDSA!

#PIPE4 FAQs

With the launch of the 4th Philippine Instagram Photo Exhibit #PIPE4, we compiled the questions that we received and answered them here:

1. Q: Is a colored photo allowed as an entry for #PIPE4 #KalyePH2015 submission? 

A: Yes. Your submitted entry can be in full color or in black and white or even in sepia.
You have the freedom to use any filters to make your submitted entry stand out in the grid of #PIPE4 KalyePH015 submissions.
2. Q: Can I just put the required hashtags like #KalyePH #KalyePH2015 to an old uploaded photo in IG and make it an entry for the qualifying round? 
A: Part of the mechanics is that the entry should be NEWLY uploaded and is submitted within the date range for call for submission of entries. Note the following submission dates:
  • July 7- 13 for July 25th Photowalk
  • July 27 – Aug 2 for Aug 15th Photowalk
  • Aug 31 – Sept 6 for Sept 19th Photowalk
3. Q: If my entry submitted did not qualify for the first batch, can I still try it on the second and third batch?
A: If your entry did not qualify for the first batch, there are two other batches where you can submit entries and qualify for the second or third batch.
4. Q: Can I submit entries to the qualifying rounds that are taken outside the Philippines? 
A: As long as it follow’s the Exhibit’s theme and mechanics, your entry taken outside the Philippines is accepted.
5. Q: Aside from the required hashtags for #PIPE4, can I use my favorite hashtags in my entries? 
A: You may use your favorite hashtags in your entries. Just do not forget to include the required hashtags for your entry to be considered for the qualifying round.  The required hashtags are:
  • #KalyePH
  • #KalyePH2015
  • #IGersManila
  • #IGersPhilippines
6. Q: Can I submit photos that are not square? 
A: We shall only consider photos that are in squares. This is to make full use of Instagram’s square frame.

Have other questions not listed above? Comment below or follow and tag @IGersManila’s #TheMods @cclozano @edcalaycay @ipetim @pinkipop27 in Instagram. Keep the good vibes rolling! #KTGVR

 

Mechanics for #PIPE4

EXHIBIT THEME

(UPDATE 11) The  4th Philippine Instagram Photo Exhibit (“#PIPE4”) will  adopt  the  theme ”Portraiture and Street Photography”.

Entries must strictly adhere to the exhibit theme. @IGersManila reserves the right to exclude any entry, which, in its sole discretion, does not adhere to the exhibit theme.

CONTEST DURATION

There shall be three stages of the contest.

  • Qualifying Round
    1. This is the selection of exhibit participants via submission of entries in IG. There shall be 3 qualifying rounds (July, Aug, Sept)
  • Photowalk of Qualifiers
    1. This is a meetup of the qualifiers for a photowalk where the photos gathered shall be part of the exhibit.
  • Exhibit Gallery Display
    1. This is the public display of the submitted photos of the qualifiers.
    2. The display shall be at SM North EDSA Annex from Oct 24- Oct 30.

WHO CAN JOIN

  • Participants must be at least 16 years old at the time of the first official announcement of the exhibit submission (i.e. July 4, 2015).
  • The exhibit is open to all Filipino Instagramers with public IG accounts during the time of the contest.
  • The participant should be a registered member of #iCoss. If not yet a member, register here: http://igersmanila.com/register

QUALIFYING ROUND

  • @IGersManila shall call for submission of entries for theme: “Street Photography”#KalyePH #KalyePH2015 on the following dates:
    • July 7- 13 for July 25th Photowalk
    • July 27 – Aug 2 for Aug 15th Photowalk
    • Aug 31 – Sept 6 for Sept 19th Photowalk
  • The call for submission of entries maybe extended(or cut short) as may be deemed necessary by #TheMods.
  • The entry to be submitted should be  a  digital photo taken with a smartphone or any camera  with a corresponding title/caption and hashtags.
  • The entry should be NEWLY posted in Instagram carrying the following hashtags:
    • #KalyePH
    • #KalyePH2015
    • #IGersManila
    • #IGersPhilippines
  • An IGer can submit as many entries as he can.

SELECTION OF QUALIFIERS

  • A committee of select IGers (#TheComm) shall be in-charge of selection of qualifiers for each of the 3 photowalks/qualifying rounds.
  • #TheMods shall determine the number of qualifiers for each round.
  • @IGersManila shall email the selected qualifiers individually.
  • @IGersManila shall announce in IG the selected qualifiers for each photowalk.

PHOTOWALK OF QUALIFIERS

  • There shall be 3 rounds of photowalk to be conducted.
    • July 25 – Batch 1 of IGers on photowalk
    • August 15 – Batch 2 of IGers on photowalk
    • September 19 – Batch 3 of IGers on photowalk
  • Each qualifier will be invited only ONCE to join #TheMods and #TheColl for the photowalk.
  • Each qualifier is required to attend the photowalk to be done  in Manila for him to be part of the exhibit.
  • Each qualifier shall be asked to post at least ten (10) photos from the photowalk. (5 for the entry to the exhibit and 5 for the behind-the-scene shots)
  • A qualifier that does not have the required number of entries shall be disqualified for the selection of finalists to be displayed in the Exhibit Gallery.
  • The photos submitted using the required hashtags shall be considered for the Exhibit Gallery. Only one photo per qualifier shall be displayed in the exhibit.

 

EXHIBIT ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  1. Entries to be submitted should only be taken by a smartphone or a mobile phone with camera and taken only during the day of the photowalk.
  2. Entries to be submitted must strictly adhere to the theme “Portraiture and Street Photography”.
  3. Entries maybe edited/enhanced using mobile applications only. Entries edited using software that involves the use of desktop/laptop is not be allowed.
  4. The following photo  are disqualified:
  • Photos that violate a person’s rights including, but not limited to copyright and privacy.
  • Photos that contain obscene, sexually explicit, offensive or any other objectionable or inappropriate content
  • Photos bearing images of public officials.

FINAL SELECTION FOR EXHIBIT GALLERY DISPLAY

  • #TheComm shall be in-charge of the final selection of entries for display.
  • Entries should adhere to the theme and shall be presented for final review with #TheMods and its partners/sponsors.

OTHER UNDERTAKINGS OF THE EXHIBIT PARTICIPANTS

By participating in the #PIPE4, the participating instagram’er acknowledges and attests that:

  • The submitted photo is a single work of original material created and taken solely by the Instagramer;
  • @IGersManila reserves the right to disqualify any photo at any time for any cause.

CRITERIA FOR JUDGING

The final submitted entries entries shall be judged based on the following criteria:

    • Adherence to theme/Content  – 25%
    • Creativity and Originality – 25%
    • Photographic Quality – 25%
    • Visual Impact – 25%

The decision of the judges are final and not appealable.

JUDGES FOR THE EXHIBIT

QUALIFIER ROUND

For the Qualifying Round, a Committee of composed 10 select IGers shall be created to pick qualifiers for each photowalk.

EXHIBIT

For the Exhibit Entries, #TheMods and the exhibit sponsors and partners shall create a committee that shall judge the entries from the exhibit.

AWARDS/PRIZES AT STAKE

The following awards and prizes are at stake for #PIPE4

#PIPE4 Exhibitor’s Choice

  • This  award shall  be  selected  from  the  roster  of  the  qualifiers  for #PIPE4.
  • Instagramers participating in the exhibit shall choose two entries (that is not their own entry) and shall be voted as Exhibitor’s choice.
  • Exhibit entry with the most number of votes shall be declared Exhibitor’s choice.
  • The winner of this special  prize will  receive special prizes from our exhibit sponsors.

#PIPE4 Shoppers’ Choice

  • This  award shall  be  selected  from  the  roster  of  the  qualifiers  for #PIPE4.
  • Friends, family and visitors of Instagramers participating in the exhibit shall choose two entries and vote for their Visitors’ Choice.
  • Exhibit entry with the most number of votes shall be declared Shoppers’ choice.
  • The winner of this special  prize will  receive special prizes from our exhibit sponsors.

#PIPE4 #iCoss Visual Story of the Year 2015/#iCoss IGer of the Year

  • The visual story garnering the highest average score based on the criteria for judging shall be declared the Visual Story Teller of the Year 2015.
  • The winner of this award shall receive special prizes from our exhibit sponsors.

#PIPE4 #TheColl Visual Story of the Year 2015/#TheColl IGer of the Year

  • The visual story garnering the highest average score from @IGersManila’s #TheColl based on the criteria for judging shall be declared the Visual Story Teller of the Year 2015.
  • The winner of this award shall receive special prizes from our exhibit sponsors.

OTHER CONTEST PROVISIONS/CONDITIONS

  • @IGersManila may use the entries of the #PIPE4  in its social media platforms to promote the event.
  • The submitted entries are sole propriety of the Instagramer.
  • @IGersManila reserves the right to modify the mechanics of #PIPE4 as may be deemed necessary by #TheMods and the exhibit sponsors and partners.