Six photos featuring various facets of resilience in government emerged as national winners in the 2022 Philippine Civil Service Anniversary (PCSA) Photo Contest conducted by the Civil Service Commission (CSC).

The contest had two categories: the Individual Category, which was open to all government employees regardless of employment status; and the Group Category, which was open to all public sector employee organizations (PSEOs) registered with the CSC and Bureau of Labor Relations.

Entries were required to reflect the theme, “Transforming Public Servants Toward Resiliency”.

The national winners are:

 

1st Placer (Individual Category)

JEFFERSON T. DELMO
Technical Education and Skills Development Authority
Region IX

Resilient as a Nation

Resilient as a Nation shows the spirit of resilience after a storm severely damaged a bridge that connects the barrio to the school, leaving students and educators no choice but to cross the river. Adversity that makes ordinary people extraordinary in the face of public service.

 

1st Placer (Group Category)

VILLANUEVA MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION (VMGEA)
LGU Villanueva, Misamis Oriental
Region X

Library
A place of literacy and an arena of possibility where books and other learning materials are accessible for use. It offers relevant, reliable and 100% published information but has almost been forgotten today.

 

2nd Placer (Individual Category)

IAN JAKE N. GALORIO
Department of Education-Davao de Oro (Montevista NHS-Sr. High Dept.)
Region XI

Through the Lens of an Untech-Savvy Teacher on the Quest for Quality Education Amidst Pandemic
Despite the challenges and havoc brought by the sudden shift in delivering education, Lenard John C. Montano continues to make video lessons for his learners who are in remedial and enrichment for the end-of-school-year classes (formerly called summer classes). Despite his old age and his being not tech savvy, he remains steadfast and persistent in delivering his duties and responsibilities as educator, making him an epitome of resilient and transformed public servant.

 

2nd Placer (Group Category)

LGU ASSOCIATION OF CABAGAN EMPLOYEES (LACE)
LGU of Cabagan, Isabela
Region II

Laging Handa at Nagkakaisang Cabagueño
Preparing the community for the worst requires team effort and community participation. We cannot stop the occurrence of natural disasters but we can arm the community with knowledge and skills to become disaster resilient.

 

3rd Placer (Individual Category)

VIDAL JUN S. RIVA
Limay National High School/ Department of Education
Region III

A Passion, Not Just a Profession
The one thing that motivates an educator is his/her passion - to keep going despite all the hardships and adversities one faces. Being resilient is a trait needed in our youth’s bright and colorful future.

 

3rd Placer (Group Category)

TAGAYTAY TREATMENT AND REHABILITATION CENTER EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION (TTRCEA)
Department of Health Tagaytay Treatment and Rehabilitation Center
Region IV

We Rise as One
In the spirit of service, our public servant heroes unite to bounce back after every setback. Together we rise strong as we endure, adapt and rebound towards a new and better normal.

 

ENTRIES

A total of 488 entries were received in the Individual Category. This year marks the first time the CSC opened the contest to public sector employee organizations (PSEO) as a way of engaging them in Commission activities, thus the Group Category. A total of 24 entries were received from PSEOs.

From the 488 entries in the Individual Category, 48 photos were declared regional winners, three winners each from every region, which then vied for national level honors. Entries in the Group Category all proceeded to national level judging.

PANEL OF JUDGES

The panel of judges was composed of Atty. Raymond Fortun, Managing Partner of Fortun & Santos Law Offices, as Chairperson of the Board of Judges; Dr. Rene R. Escalante, Chairperson of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts; and Mr. Pablo N. Beltran, President of the Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation, Inc.

CRITERIA FOR JUDGING

Content and Adherence to Theme                  30%
Visual Impact (including color and lighting)     25%
Creativity and Originality                               25%
Photograph Quality                                       20%

VIRTUAL AWARDS CEREMONY

Watch the virtual awards ceremony for the 2022 PCSA Photography Contest on the CSC Facebook Page or CSC YouTube channel.