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AirAsia Travel Photographer 2016 Finalists Revealed

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Some of the AirAsia Team with this year's Top 6
Some of the AirAsia Team with this year's Top 6

AirAsia Travel Photographer 2016

Following AirAsia Philippines’ recent launch of its Shanghai web episode series, the leading budget carrier has called out for photo entries as it launches its search for the next AirAsia Travel Photographer 2016 Competition.

AirAsia PH: Where in Shanghai Episode 2 from Serica Rojas on Vimeo.


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A few weeks ago they have received over 500 submissions by aspiring photographers from all over the world.  20 semi finalists were initially selected and they were later on trimmed down to 6 two nights ago in Casa Italia, BGC.

Opening Remarks from AirAsia Philippines Brand Manager, David Viray
Opening Remarks from AirAsia Philippines Brand Manager, David Viray
Host DJ: Tracy Abad, Travel Filmmaker: Serica Rojas, AirAsia Brand Manager: David Viray, Travel Blogger: Jaypee Swing
Host DJ: Tracy Abad, Travel Filmmaker: Serica Rojas, AirAsia Brand Manager: David Viray, Travel Blogger: Jaypee Swing
AATP 2016 judges Wawi Navarroza, Nachi Ugarte, Jacob Maentz and webisode host DJ
AATP 2016 judges Wawi Navarroza, Nachi Ugarte, Jacob Maentz and webisode host DJ

The finalists were thoroughly screened by a panel of judges who are notable in the field of the photography, branding and visual art.  Nachi Ugarte, founder and creative director of Grid Magazine, Jacob Maentz, a freelance and documentary photographer, and Wawi Navarozza, a known artist and photographer, all gave their insights and advice to the participants during the selection process.

Host DJ: Tracy Abad, AirAsia Shanghai Film-maker: Serica Rojas, AirAsia Senior Marketing Manager: Allenie Caccam
Host DJ: Tracy Abad, AirAsia Shanghai Film-maker: Serica Rojas, AirAsia Senior Marketing Manager: Allenie Caccam

Along with the AirAsia team, the 6 finalists will be sent to one of AirAsia’s newest international destination – Shanghai – for the final leg of the competition. They will go through a series of challenges, which consist of landscape, portrait and food photography. From there, the judges who will also be flying with them to this metropolitan city, will then determine who bags the title of being the AirAsia Travel Photographer of the year! The winner will receive 200,000 AirAsia BIG Points, a surprise vacation package and goodies from the Grid magazine and Flight001.

Some of the AirAsia Team with this year's Top 6
Some of the AirAsia Team with this year’s Top 6! From L-R Dave Poblete: 26 y.o. BPO Employee from Makati, Daniel Magbanua: 22 y.o. Fashion Photography Student at CSB fom QC, Neil Cardano: 20 y.o. Hotel Front Desk Officer from Palawan, Eliseo Zuniga 40 y.o. Lawyer from Taguig, Kimberly Pauig: 27 y.o. Writer from Pasig City, Mithilaya Miclat: 27 y.o. Nutritionist-dietitian and Social Entrepreneur from Davao City

Find out who the winner will be by following them on a series of web episodes featuring the final 6 on their photography adventure, to be shown on www.airasiatp.com.

Grid Magazine's Creative Director shares his thoughts on the competition finalists
Grid Magazine’s Creative Director shares his thoughts on the competition finalists

The hashtags #AirAsiaTP2016 #AirAsiaTravelPhotographer will also be available on other social media channels such as Facebook (http://facebook.com/AirAsiaPhilippines) and Twitter (twitter.com/AirAsiaPH) including updates about the contest from Mellow 94.7’s Mad House radio show featuring Chris, Stan and Tracy!

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