Archipelago Readers’ Travel Photography Competition: January 2016 winners

We asked for your best holiday photos —beaches, adventures and family holiday snaps—and you've certainly delivered. Here are the winners in the first of our series of competitions and those that made it to our shortlist

Over the last few months up till January 10th this year, readers of Archipelago entered fantastic photographs of beach scenes, adventures and family holidays in the Philippines to Archipelago’s Readers’ Photo Competition. The prize? An all-expense-paid trip of a lifetime onboard Philjets’ brand new EC130 TS helicopter, fitted with GoPro camera and iPad, overflying Mt. Pinatubo in Luzon, straddling the provinces of Zambales, Tarlac, and Pampanga. Our Archipelago creative panel, including contributing photographer Daniel Soriano, and our digital marketing agency partner Snapworx Digital, helped pick out the winners. Here are our three winners, and the entries that made it to our shortlist.


Winner: Hannah Cepe, a self-portrait at Nagsasa Cove, ZambalesShortlist: Paraw cliff, El Nido Palawan by Cyril Raysseguier
Shortlist: Mt. Ulap in Baguio by Gerald Tipones
Shortlist: Enchanted river, Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur by Paul QuiambaoShortlist: Guizo Cave, Bulabog Putian National Park, Dingle, Iloilo by Paul Quiambao


Winner William Clemente for this photo of Malcapuya Island in Coron, PalawanShortlist: El Nido, Palawan by Mert DocdorShortlist: Matinloc Shrine, El Nido, Palawan by Cyril RaysseguierShortllist: Sandugan Beach in Siquijor by Cyril RaysseguierShortlist: Sambawan Island, Biliran, Leyte by Paul Quiambao


Winner: Rey Johnino Carinugan for this Baywalk Manila photoShortlist: A family portrait in Batang Cliff, Basco, Batanes by Paul QuiambaoShortlist: Siargao Island, Surigao by Cyril RaysseguierShortlist: Buscalan, Mountain Province by Cyryl RaysseguierShortlist: Masungi Georeserve, Tanay, Rizal by Paolo Cuarteron

Published March 2016