Submit your jeepney photos to the US Embassy Manila jeepney photo contest
The US Embassy has organized a photo contest dubbed “Sakay Na! Jeepney Photo Challenge.”
The jeepney expresses the unique culture of the various regions of the Philippines, as they differ in style and design from place to place.
Given the historical connection of the jeepney to the United States, the U.S. Embassy is launching the Sakay Na! photo contest to celebrate this unique and colorful cultural icon, a US Embassy media release said.
Deadline for submissions is on February 19.
Entries should feature original photos featuring Philippine jeepneys. The contest is open to Philippines residents, at least 13 years of age.
To enter the contest, visit the U.S. Embassy Manila Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/manila.usembassy, click on the “Sakay Na! Jeepney Photo Challenge” link, and follow the instructions.
“We see the jeepney as a symbol of U.S.-Philippine friendship,” said U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Officer Robin Diallo in a press statement.
“The earliest jeepneys were constructed from jeeps brought to the Philippines by the United States during World War II, but since that time, they have evolved in beautiful and creative ways,” Diallo added.
The public will be invited to vote via Facebook for the top three entries during the voting period from February 20 to February 25.
Winning submissions will receive a Kodak Pocket Camcorder and an invitation from the U.S. Embassy to a special event. In addition, the winning photographs will be part of a special exhibit at the U.S. Embassy. (PIA-Cebu/Fayette C. Ri en/US Embassy Manila)