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03 March 2009

Subik Clicks Photo contest opens

Subic Bay and the surrounding area are a nature and photography lovers haven and now the Greater Subic Bay Tourism Bureau (http://www.greatersubicbay.com) wants your help in showing the world.

GSBTB is proud to announce "Subik Clicks," a photography contest that highlights the four areas that make up the Greater Subic Bay area.

The Greature Subic Bay Area is composed of the Province of Bataan, Olongapo city,
Subic Bay Freeport, and the province of Zambales (also collectively referred to as "Subik")

The contest will accept photographs taken in any part of the four areas between January 1, 2009 and April 24,2009 the deadline for submissions.

Subic Bay itself is becoming well know as a tourist destination and the area has seen a growth in hotel rooms.

Visitors from Manila and Cebu are increasing as they see it as a great alternative to other locations.

The global economic crisis has caused many of them to look for lower cost alternative for vacations and they have discovered that not only does Subic Bay offer a great value, it also offers great vacations.

The beaches along the Zambales coast are some of the best in Asia. Being less than a two hour drive from Manila, it is also great for a short getaway.

Tourists from neighboring countries are also exploring the area. The DMIA at Clark Freeport Zone is a great gateway. The facilities are much better than the Manila airport giving visitors a much better arrival experience.

A number of airlines are now flying into DMIA instead of Manila. The Subic Bay Freeport, the hub of Subik, is directly connected to the DMIA airport by the Subic-Clark- Tarlac expressway.
Forty-five minutes after stepping out of the terminal at Clark you can be stepping onto a beach.

Subic bay offers much more than great beaches and water sports. the Aetas, the nomadic tribe that has lived in the mountains for centuries allow tourists a glimpse into the jungles and their traditional lifestyles with hikes into the jungles and survival skill demonstrations.

There are a number of theme parks also, such as Ocean Adventure, Zoobic Safari, Jungle Joe's and Tree Top Adventure.

The photography contest is open to everyone. The theme is simple show off what the Subic Bay area's tourism is all about.

Photos submitted should be 8x10 in size unmounted. Entries will be entered into categories which are based on the location the photographs were taken.

Each category will have a top prize of 20,000 pesos. There will be over 200,000 in cash prizes. The top 100 entries in each category will be displayed at the Subic Bay Exhibition and convention Center from 2 May to 14 May 2009. Winners will be announced on 8 May, 20009.

See the web site http://www.greatersubicbay.com for more details and entry form. (c/o Olongapo-SubicBay News)

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