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DENR-10 celebrates environment month via photo, video contests

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (PIA)–With the theme, “Protect Nature, Sustain Our Future,” the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-10 celebrates the Philippine Environment Month with a region-wide photography contest and an internal video documentary competition. 

DENR-10 Regional Executive Director Arleigh J. Adorable said, “DENR hopes to promote the protection, enhancement and development of our environment even as we are facing the COVID-19 pandemic.

All sectors of society are enjoined to support and actively participate in the celebration of Philippine Environment Month.”

The contest received a total of 18 entries, 10 of which were shortlisted and judged according to content and relevance to the theme, artistic value and communication potential of the image and technical excellence and quality.

Submissions came from northern Mindanao residents, however, professional photographers, employees of DENR-10 including their relatives up to the second degree of affinity or consanguinity were not qualified to join the contest.

The top 10 entries are posted on the DENR-10 official facebook page @DENR10Official for viewing and voting for the voter’s choice award.

The winner for the voter’s choice award will be the photograph with the most number of positive reactions. 

Cash prizes of P3,000, P2,000 and P1,000 for the 1st to 3rd places, respectively, are at stake for this competition, and monetary prizes also await the people’s choice.

DENR-10 believes that photography is an effective communication tool that shows, tells, and inspires people to take care of the environment and be responsible for the consequences of their actions for the future generations.  
Moreover, DENR-10 held an internal video documentary competition for the various divisions of the regional office and provincial offices showcasing one successful Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) project implemented in a locality within the region.

A total of six entries of documentaries were in competition and are currently streaming on the official YouTube channel of DENR-10 at DENR Northern Mindanao.

With the launching of the activities this June, Adorable said the office will still strictly observe the guidelines and policies set by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases. 

The Philippine Environment Month is celebrated in the country through Presidential Proclamation No.237 signed in 1988 by then President Corazon C. Aquino which focuses on the people’s attention, initiatives and innovations in protecting and conserving the country’s natural resources. (SAYU/PIA10)

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