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Canon Philippines finds 2014 PhotoMarathon's winning shot

By Ashley Lucas - on 14 Nov 2014, 4:57pm

Canon Philippines finds 2014 PhotoMarathon's winning shot

 Canon’s President and CEO, Lim Kok Hin, Canon Executives, Canon Crusaders of Light and participants of Canon PhotoMarathon all pose together for a group hug.

Participated by around 2,000 photography enthusiasts from all over the Philippines, Canon Philippines has eventually found the winning shot for the Canon PhotoMarathon 2014 last Saturday at Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City.

“In being the biggest photography festival in the country, we hope that this Canon PhotoMarathon helps stretch the creativity of all the participants and brings out the best in them in terms of photography and expressing themselves visually,” Lim Kok Hin, President and CEO of CMPI, said.

“If you want to preserve the moment, create a work of art, nothing beats using a real camera,” he added.

The PhotoMarathon was divided into two categories:

  1. Point-and-Shoot category
  2. Digital Camera with Interchangeable Lens category

The Canon PhotoMarathon 2014 is a whole day competition with themes – “Circular, Peaceful, and Fashion”, and “Cross, Cityscape, and Exciting” – released on-the-spot, and judging the photographs of the participants were Canon’s Crusaders of Light.

For the Point-and-Shoot category, Christian Sangoyo was declared the grand winner. He took home a brand new Canon EOS 700D, dual arm Fotocrane, camera strap, 32 GB WiFi SD card, and one international round trip from Cebu Pacific.

The winners from the Point and Shoot Category (From L to R) Winning entry of 1st Runner Up Jason Formanez held by Mark Floro; Vinchy Sanchez, Asst. Director (Canon); Grand Prize Winner,  Christian Sangoyo; 2nd Runner Up James Patrick Manaloto; Jill Santiago, Sr. Marketing Manager (Canon); Richard Ordonez, Director (Canon)

For the Digital Cameras with Interchangeable Lens category, Jerome Duenas took the winning shot. For his prize, he took home the latest Canon EOS 7D Mark II, making him the first to own the new model here in the Philippines. Other prizes were dual arm Fotocrane, Black Rapid camera strap, 1 TB WiFi Hard Drive 3.0, Harley Davidson Jacket, Columbia Jacket, 24-hour adventure drive using a Jaguar, and one international round trip ticket from Cebu Pacific.

The winners from the DSLR / Interchangeable Lens Category. (From L to R) 1st Runner Up, Creze Elma; Grand Prize Winner, Jerome Duenas ; Vinchy Sanchez Asst. Director, Canon; Winning Entry of 2nd Runner Up Elizer Magno held by Richard Ordonez of Canon

Prior to the competition’s national leg, the university leg was held at the De La Salle University last October 18, 2014.

According to Canon, photography enthusiasts should expect a “bigger” PhotoMarathon coming on 2015 in celebration for the competition’s 10th year run.

Canon Crusaders of Light and the Canon Executives. (9th from L) Mr. Lim Kok Hin, President & CEO of Canon Marketing Philippines