Photo Contest


Grand Prize
South Palms Resort, Panglao, Bohol - 3 days, 2 nights stay with breakfast for 2 persons


Runner-Up Prize
Cebu Parklane International Hotel, Cebu - 3 days, 2 nights stay with breakfast for 2 persons

DISCOVERYMICE invites registered WEC delegates to enter its 5th World Ecotourism Conference Photo Contest. Delegates can submit up to 5 photos, one form per photo.

Deadline to submit is 11 March 2014. Results will be announced on 13 March 2014. Prizes will be sent from the respective sponsors to the winners (make sure your email is valid).


Eligibility & Judging

The 5th World Ecotourism Conference Photo Contest (the "Contest") is open to ALL registered WEC delegates/speakers except employees of DISCOVERYMICE and Prize Sponsor Organisations as well as the immediate families of such employees. Submissions from non-delegates will not be judged.

We are looking for striking digital images to celebrate the essence and success of the 5th World Ecotourism Conference held in Cebu, Philippines.

Images will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact and artistic merit. The judges are a panel of DISCOVERYMICE staff members familiar with photography and responsible for selecting images for various printed and online marketing materials.

DISCOVERYMICE shall determine winner eligibility in its sole and absolute discretion. All decisions made by the judges are final.

If you are eligible, you must read the following rules, terms and conditions before submitting any photos!


All photos must be submitted latest by 11 March 2014, 12 midnight (GMT+8).

Terms and Conditions

1. All photos submitted will be screened before publication. All titles and captions maybe edited for clarity and brevity. Deadline for submission is 11 March 2014.

2. Each delegate may submit up to five (5) photos for judging. Each photo must be submitted individually and each photo submitted will be assigned a photo number. If a delegate submits more than 5 photos, the 6th photo onwards will not be judged.

3. Each photo should be about 1MB in size, must be clear and sharp. Format: JPEG Photos may be cropped, edited, enhanced to ensure compliance.

4. Photos that do not meet submission criteria may be rejected.

5. You agree that all photos submitted belong to you and do not infringe any third-party copyrights.

6. DISCOVERYMICE retain the rights to use your photos (whether published or not) on any of its digital and non-digital properties, including but not limited to Phlippine Department of Tourism's and UNWTO's websites, publications and reports pertaining to the World Ecotourism Conference.

7. All photos will be credited to the owner accordingly and must not be water-marked.

8. If you choose to include people in your submission, please ensure that the people are speakers, delegates, performers etc related to WEC events/activities otherwise you are responsible for obtaining the necessary releases from the individuals depicted, and must be able to provide copies of those releases to DISCOVERYMICE upon request.

9. Photos that have been digitally altered BEYOND standard optimization (removal of dust, cropping, reasonable adjustments to exposure, color and contrast, etc.) will be disqualified.

10. The results will be announced on 13 March 2014 by email and on WEC official website. Identity documents are required to be presented to claim any prize. Prizes will be sent directly from the sponsors to the winners.

11. DISCOVERYMICE reserves the right to change Terms and Conditions without prior notice.







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    South Palms Resort, Panglao, Bohol

    Step into the jewel of Panglao Island and experience unparalleled pleasure and relaxation in this secluded paradise that offers a beach holiday worth telling. Draped in a blanket of green that cascades into half a mile of white sand beach, the longest stretch there is in the entire island, South Palms Resort Panglao stands out with its unique blend of spectacular seascape, cool private villas and warm Boholano hospitality. Discover architecture that highlights local craftsmanship and Boholano heritage. Just a few steps from the beach, each of our tropical-styled rooms frames a panoramic glimpse of the sea. And just beyond our sandy shores, marine sanctuaries teeming with aquatic life awaits you. First-class amenities cater to a wide range of activities including sports, business and recreation. Fresh produce and live catch from our farms are delivered daily straight to our kitchens for fabulous meals everyday. Discover an awesome Bohol beach holiday right here a - See more at:

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    Cebu Parklane International Hotel, Cebu

    Cebu Parklane International Hotel is located at the corner of Archbishop Reyes Avenue and Escario Streets, an area renowned for its vibrance and cosmopolitan charm. Just a few miles away from Mactan International Airport this luxurious property is ideal for business travellers, who need a hotel with easy access to the business and financial center of Cebu City and main tourist attractions. The hotel�s 241 rooms and suites are ideally furnished for business travellers, with all the necessary amenities to allow them to work when they want, and will also keep leisure travellers comfortable in luxury surroundings. There�s a wealth of attractions located close to the hotel including the historical Magellan Shrine, Cebu Cathedral, Museo Cebu not forgetting the beautiful mountain ranges of Cebu Hilltop and white sandy beaches Mactan and Maribago. Thrill-seekers may like to try the various watersports on offer or perhaps experience an exhilirating actitivies. Whatever your needs, Cebu Parklane International Hotel promises to accommodate business and leisure guests alike. For more info: