Photo caption: This photo taken during last year’s Cebu IDSF World DanceSport Open could inspire this year’s photo contestants to capture great images.

All amateur and professional photographers are called to join the World Dancesport Open Photo Contest where photo entries taken during the 2010 Cebu World DanceSport Open and 5th Dancesport Sa Sugbu on September 26, 2010 (Sunday) at the Pacific Grand Ballroom, Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino, Salinas Drive, Lahug, Cebu City are eligible for submission.

Official Entry forms are available at the Philippine Sports Commission Cebu City Office at the Cebu City Sports Complex, Jones Ave., Cebu City with Tel. No. +6332-254-7786 during office hours, Monday to Friday until September 24, 2010, and on-site at the Grand Ballroom Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino, Lahug, Cebu City on September 26, 2010.

Organized by DanceSport Team Cebu City and Cebu Photoworks, the World Dancesport Open Photo Contest poses a challenge to photo hobbyists to capture fast moving subjects while bearing in mind certain themes.

Photo Contest Categories test the photographer’s skills as he captures images depicting “Elegance and Grace” where the image should capture beauty in movement or show seemingly effortless beauty or charm of movement of the couple while performing; “Emotion” where an image showing a projection of any strong feeling, as of joy, sorrow, or elation, etc. of participant/s and/or spectator/s and guest/s; whether by an individual, a pair, a small group, large group or of the entire dance hall; and “Character” where the image should exude a certain quality or a characteristic property that defines the individual and/or couple from the rest.

Deadline for submission of entries will be on October 2, 2010 at 5:00 pm at the Philippine Sports Commission Cebu City Office with Tel. No. +6332-254-7786. You may also inquire at the DTCC Studio with Tel. No. +6332-415-5844 or log on to

DanceSport child, adult and juvenile athletes from all over the world and the entire country will be joining the competition. To date, we have participants from the Bulgaria, Turkey, Australia, Canada, Singapore, HongKong and Korea. More countries are expected to send in their entries. National athletes registered to date come from Metro Manila, Makati City, Pasay City, Pasig City, Baguio City, Tacurong, Sarangani, Cagayan de Oro, Zamboanga, General Santos, Davao and Dumaguete.

DanceSport Secretariat Head and Publicist Ms. April Tudtud-Ramos said, “Taking pictures of DanceSport athletes twirling around the dance floor is so difficult. What’s more, a photographer has to catch the right moment when the perfect poses are made in a split-second. We call on photo enthusiasts to come and experience the thrill.”

DanceSport Team Cebu City is thankful for the support of Cebu Photoworks for making this photo contest possible and the event sponsors Cebu City Government, Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino, M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala, Department of Tourism, Philippine Sports Commission, Panasonic, Port Restaurant, Living Asia Channel, Business Mirror, Globe Telecom, Alegre Beach Resort & Spa, Casino Femme, French Baker, Alpa City Suites, Alcordo Advertising, Ultra Digital Imaging and our media partners SunStar Daily, Cebu Daily News, The Freeman and RCTV.


Enjoy this blog? Please spread the word :)