Dear Contestants,


I would like to thank everyone for their efforts and submitted their best entries for the contest.  Many of the photos were beautifully taken and displayed a lot of creativity and technical skills. It was very difficult for the judges to pick the winner.


The photo contest was mooted to capture the essence of the conference and its success. Most importantly the photos remind us of this strategic conference for a developing nation with vast marine and coastal resources to close the doors to uncertainties and opening the corridors of opportunities towards a more sustainable socio-economic roadmap. It is testimony to the commitment and determination of the Government and the tourism industry to embrace ecotourism for the sake of the nation's prosperity.


Congratulations! The winning photo deemed to have best captured the essence and success of the 5th World Ecotourism Conference in Cebu belongs to Ms Violeta C. Imperial.  She won a 3 days, 2 nights hotel stay voucher with breakfast at the magnificent South Palms Resort, Panglao, Bohol sponsored by the management of resort. Shown below are the winning photo and short-listed photos. 


With best regards,

Lee Choon Loong

Convenor, 5th World Ecotourism Conference


  1. https://discoverymice.wufoo.eu/forms/request-for-wec-certificate/

  2. http://www.discoverymice.com/WEC2013/presentations.htm

  3. http://www.discoverymice.com/WEC2013/photo-contest-finalists.htm