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Biotech In Focus Photo Contest








The International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) and the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture – Biotechnology Information Center (SEARCA BIC) are pleased to invite you to join our photo contest Biotech In Focus. This contest is part of this year’s celebration of the National Biotechnology Week.


Theme: Breaking the Biotech Myth

Biotech in Focus is the expression of views and perspectives of photographers and photography enthusiasts on modern crop biotechnology in agriculture captured in single-frame photographs. It may depict actual and potential benefits, examples, applications, effects or history of modern biotechnology that sheds light on issues and misconceptions surrounding the technology.



The contest is open to all Filipino photography enthusiasts residing in the Philippines, except
the staff of ISAAA and SEARCA and their immediate relatives. Joining the contest is free of charge.


An entry should be a colored, single-frame photograph. It should be non-composite, have
no filters and not enhanced in any way. Photo entries should be original and have not yet been submitted in other local or international photo contests or published in print or online.

How to submit entries:

1. “Like” both the ISAAA and the official “Biotech in Focus” Facebook Pages:

2. Post your photo entry on your personal Facebook page and tag the “Biotech in Focus” page on your post. The photo should have a caption explaining the photo along with the hashtag #biotechinfocus.
Each contestant is allowed to submit up to three entries. Contestants must use only one personal Facebook account to submit entries. Contestants that will use more than one account will be disqualified.

3. Submit a copy of your photo entry to The photos should be 8” x 12” in size and with a resolution of 300 dpi. The following details of the entries should also be submitted:
a. Name
b. School/Organization
c. Photo of the contestant
d. Location where the photo was taken
e. Caption of the photo
f. Link to the Facebook post containing the entry/ies
g. Contact information

The submitted file must be in JPEG format.
The file names of entries should follow this format: name of contestant_title (i.e. juandelacruz_moments.jpg).


All entries will be judged based on the following criteria:

Adherence to the Theme: 40%
Creativity: 30%
Overall Impact: 30%


Entries must be submitted on or before November 5, 2015. Any entries, submitted or posted beyond the  said date will not be accepted.


The winning entries will be exhibited during the 11th National Biotechnology Week celebration on November 23-27, 2015 at SM Dasmariñas, Cavite. Finalists will be notified of their participation to the event prior to the opening of the National Biotechnology Week.


All contestants grant ISAAA and SEARCA the exclusive right to reproduce, distribute, display, and create derivative works of the photos for knowledge sharing initiatives and science popularization activities without further compensation to the owners.
For queries or additional information about the contest, please contact the addresses:

SEARCA Biotechnology Information Center
College, Los Baños, Laguna 4031
Tel. No.: 049-536-2290 local 135, 407 or 169
Fax. No.: 049-536-4105

International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA)
Khush Hall, IRRI, Los Baños, Laguna
Tel No.: 049-536-7933 or Fax No. 049-536-7216




Download full poster here: BiotechInFocus

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