The Philippine Federation of Chemistry Societies, Inc., with the hope of contributing to a greater public interest and appreciation of chemistry, particularly among the youth, organised the inaugural PFCS Photo Contest with the theme, “Chemistry in the Eyes of the Youth.”
The contest was open to Grades 7-12 students from both public and private schools nationwide. We received entries from students of different grade levels coming from all over the Philippines. They were judged based on creative expression and originality (30%), composition and technique (30%), and relevance to the theme (40%).
This year’s winning entries are as follows:
The other participants in the PFCS Photo Contest 2021 are as follows:
Hart Drew T. Baking
Xavier School-San Juan
Teacher-Chaperone: Alicia Jane F. Peras
Karlsen Gerard A. Sagun
Santa Rosa Educational Institution
Teacher-Chaperone: Denmark I. Redimano
Kiev Franzel M. Adaza
MSU-IIT Integrated Developmental School
Teacher-Chaperone: Angel Jane A. Roullo
Jade V. Esclamado
Lyceum of Alabang
Teacher-Chaperone: Samantha Roe M. Auza
The winners received a Certificate of Recognition and a cash prize while other participants received a Certificate of Appreciation and a consolation prize. Their teacher-chaperones, on the other hand, received a Certificate of Appreciation. They were all invited to the recognition ceremony held during the 35th Philippine Chemistry Congress on 20 September 2021.
This year’s PFCS Photo Contest 2021 Committee is composed of Dr Voltaire G. Organo of the Philippine Association of Chemistry Teachers, Inc. as the chair, together with Mr Elliard Roswell S. Yanza of the Philippine Federation of Chemistry Societies, Inc., Dr Fabian M. Dayrit of the Integrated Chemists of the Philippines, Inc., Dr Edwehna Elinore S. Paderna of the Philippine Association of Chemistry Teachers, Inc., and Ms Mary Michelle T. Delas Alas of the Philippine Association of Chemistry Students, Inc.