The much-awaited Photoworld Cup 2020 Awarding Ceremonies and General Membership Meeting finally happened on February 27, 2021 at Pan de Amerikana Outdoor Café and Restaurant at the Shoe Capital of the Philippines – Marikina City!
The highlights of the event were the awarding of the plaques and trophies to the Top Ten (10) Outstanding Camera Clubs and Top Ten (10) Outstanding Photographers of the Year.
Representing Alpha CC for the honors were the members in black – Ms. Cris Cleofas, 2012 PWCUP and 2013 PWA Chairperson, Al Buccino and Jhing Montes.
If you have not been to the place, yes at Pan de Amerikana, then definitely you are missing out on one of the most Instagrammable venues ever created by man, I kid you not.
The owner, Mr. Dionisio “Jundio” Salvador is a top-notch photographer in his own right with awards, accolades, and recognition from many prestigious bodies from as far as the Orensanz Gallery of New York, New York in the USA to downtown Yuchengco Museum at the RCBC Plaza in Makati.
Thus, the awarding ceremonies was in the right place and though there were only a handful of attendees, shortlisted to comply with existing health protocols, the event was successful as it marked the closing of PWC 2020 and the formal opening of Photoworld Cup 2021.
For the Outstanding Photographer of the Year Category, our very own Ka Dewey Sergio was tied in Tenth (10th) Place with Melissa Joy dela Cruz of Samahan ng Litratista sa Rizal, nevertheless, Ka Dewey Sergio’s photo profile in the slide presentation beats everyone else by a mile.
For the Outstanding Camera Club of the Year Category, our club was in 8th Place also in a tie with the Camera Club of Negros.
The certificates for all winners in the top twelve (12) entries for every theme as well as the respective finalists were also distributed.
We extend our warmest and sincerest congratulations to all the winners in both categories as we hope to give them all a run for their money in the next PWC series for 2021.
The themes for this year have already been announced and for all of us at Alpha Camera Club, let us go, shoot, and win this round one theme at a time.
As the great impressionist Vincent Van Gogh once said and we quote: “GREAT THINGS ARE DONE, BY A SERIES OF SMALL THINGS BROUGHT TOGETHER”; and so, shall we at Alpha Camera Club – TOGETHER.