Thursday 02 February 2017


In celebration of the Great British Festival from 24-26 February, the British Council and British Embassy are inviting amateur and professional photographers to take part in Create Great Cities Photo Essay Competition. Shortlisted photo essays will be exhibited at Bonifacio Global City High Street, Taguig during the festival. The grand prize will be roundtrip tickets for two (2) from Manila to London courtesy of Etihad Airways.

Create Great Cities Photo Essay Competition is open to Filipino citizens of legal age. Deadline for submission is 16 February 2017. Shortlisted candidates will be notified by 17 February 2017. The final judging and announcement of winners will be held at the Great British Festival on 25 February, Saturday. 

Photos must illustrate or answer the following questions: 'What is a liveable city for you? What creative efforts can we do to make our cities more liveable?' 

It is one of the British Council’s goals to contribute to more liveable and inclusive cities in the Philippines. One way is by using art and creativity as means of engagement and inspiration for urban dwellers. Liveable cities possess – among others - a vibrant street life, green spaces, an efficient transportation system, healthy inhabitants, an inclusive economy, and safe, accessible public spaces.

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You may get in touch with Pierre Pecson ( or +63 2 555 3000 for further information.

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