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Monday, July 27, 2015

AirAsia and Nikon is in search for the best AirAsia travel photographer in the Philippines #IamAirAsiaTravelPhotographer

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I heard this contest before when Facebook friends tagged me in a post by Air Asia, its an interesting travel photography competition, but I know it’s a tough challenge to beat the PROs in travel photography. Then I learned that there will be a chance to some bloggers to go with the travel event and document the competition. I thought that there will be a photo contest for the press event, but bloggers were selected in a raffle and the lucky ones will join with the photography coaches and contestant and travel to 4 countries to capture the entire action and also for the contestant to capture their best entries across a range of categories that include landscape, food, portrait, architecture and travel.

The 1st AirAsia Travel Photographer 2015 is a photo contest jointly organized by AirAsia and ThinkDharma Inc (official distributor of Nikon in the Philippines), in partnership with AirAsia’s global loyalty programme, BIG – they will award the winners with over 200,000 BIG points or equivalent free flights to any AirAsia Group’s 100 destinations.

The contest already started last July 21 and the selected 4 contestant joined the journey across their assigned country to do the travel photography with their coaches. Each of them will travel to Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand for the AirAsia Travel Photographer competition.

There will be an online voting of photos at on August 20 to determine the best of the best among the group. Grand winner will be announced on September 1 and will be awarded with a new Nikon camera and a BIG points to the lucky voter.

Pro photographer coaches are George Tapan, Raymond Cruz, Parc Cruz and AirAsia’s resident photojournalist Adam Lee.

”The challenge is to take photographs around the city and come up with a photo set composed of one photo for each of the 5 categories, namely; portrait, food, landscape, architecture and a 9-photo collage that will tell a story about the city’s culture.” -

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PBNET member Edel Santiago (girl in red jacket) won the raffle and she will fly to Thailand to document the entire competition. On pic is Pro travel photographer George Tapan

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With Jen Tan of Air Asia Philippines

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with Ms Lady Abarintos of ThinkDharma Inc.
She’s the reason why I switched to Nikon. Thanks for the opportunity in selecting me as your Nikon blogger last year.

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I was late and didn’t make it to the grand raffle ahhaah. But its okay, the night was awesome because the PBNET were there… btw that’s my Nikon D5300

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Azrael Coladilla is the blogger and founder of Azrael's Merryland Blog. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, Philippine Bloggers Network, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. Azrael's Merryland Blog is included in a list of top 50 Blogs in the Philippines , ranked 65th in Top 100 Blogs that Matter , 49 must read lifestyle blog in the Philippines. and rank 40th in 100 Top Philippine Blogs by Feedspot.
He loves to travel, explore, discover, eat new food, document and record his life, meet new people, do photography and collects Transformers toys.
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