How to Join Celadon for FFCCCII’s Photo Contest
The photo must show how the Chinese and the Filipinos are one connected community.

How to Join Celadon for FFCCCII’s Photo Contest

The Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII), in cooperation with the Camera Club of the Philippines (CCP), launched the ” Connected Community: A Filipino-Chinese Photography Contest” on August 8, 2016. The concept “Connected Community” perfectly encapsulates the Filipino-Chinese ties. “Connections” loosely translates to guan xi, a relationship of one person or party to another with obligation built overtime or simply—reciprocity.

Celadon will compete for the organization with the most entries, with a prize of ₱15,000. To encourage submissions, the Documentations & Publications (DOCPUB) Department is awarding ₱700 of Celadon merchandise (THREE of the latest Celadon shirts) to the best photo submitted by a Celadonean, if the organization wins most entries. Here are a list of tips to make it in time for the October 2, 11:59 p.m. deadline.

E-Mail Submission


  1. Address the e-mail to: [email protected]
  2. CC the e-mail to: [email protected]
  3. BCC the e-mail to: [email protected]
  4. Include the following basic information in the message body:
    1. Name
    2. Birthday (Participant must be 18 years old and above)
    3. Contact Number
    4. E-Mail
    5. Current Address
    6. Nationality
  5. For the photos (maximum of 2), include the following details:
    1. Photo Title
    2. Date Taken
    3. Location
    4. Caption (Not more than 50 words)
  6. Valid ID and proof of residence, attachments not more than 2 MB.

Photo Specifications

The gallery summarizes the requirements for the photos:

The following image specifications might be tricky:

  1. Must be 11 inches on one side, at 300 dpi, in JPG format.
  2. Must be landscape, with a minimum of 1600 pixels for the longer side, or the width.

With that, here are additional tips for it:

  1. Open Adobe Photoshop.
  2. Go to Image > Canvas Size, and edit the width in inches. Minimum of 11 inches.


  1. Then edit the width in pixels. Minimum of 1600 pixels.


4. Go to Image > Image Size, and edit the resolution. Minimum of  300 dpi.


  1. Go to File > Save As, then save the file in JPG format.


If you do not have Photoshop, please e-mail your photos to [email protected] by October 1 (Sat), 11:59 a.m. and a DOCPUB administrator will send an edited copy by October 1 (Sat), 11:59 p.m.

Valid ID and Proof of Residence


The following are examples of valid ID’s: Philippine passport, driver’s license, school ID, and birth certificate.

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The following are examples of proofs of residence: driver’s license, voter’s ID, and utility bills or any bill that indicates your address.

Note: Do not blacken out the details.

Celadon Merchandise


To qualify for the Celadon Merchandise, the participant must do the following:

  1. BCC the submission to [email protected] with the valid information enumerated above.
  2. Answer the confirmation e-mail’s survey.screenshot-2016-09-26-16-08-17

The judging body within DOCPUB will select the best photo, under the condition that the organization wins as the one with the most entries in the contest.

For more information and to view the complete mechanics, please log on to Facebook and visit the photography competition’s page at Connected Community: A Filipino-Chinese Photography Contest.

Written by Joshua Cheng.

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