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Entries for the digital photo competition are displayed during during the 2nd Regional Nutrition Committee Meeting on 31 July“We (Filipinos) are known to be tough and determined to survive. Preparedness is an important factor during news outbreak on storm signals. We believe that hunger and malnutrition can be prevented despite natural disasters coming our ways.” – Diane B. Fabicon, 14 years old

As part of NNC-MIMAROPA’s Nutrition Month Celebration, a Digital Photo Competition was organized which aimed to depict the theme of the 2014 Nutrition Month, “Kalamidad Paghandan, Gutom at Malnutrisyon Agapan!” and serve as a campaign to promote awareness on the importance of preparedness in the prevention of hunger and malnutrition in times of disasters and calamities.

A total of twenty (20) photo entries were received from the period 9 June to 30 July 2014. Twelve (12) members of the Regional Nutrition Committee judged the photo entries during the 2nd Regional Nutrition Committee Meeting on 31 July. Ms. Yrish Nicole Ann G. Aceveda, 12 years old, of Oriental Mindoro National High School got the First Place, Mr. Josh Pypers A. Macalintal, 14 years old, of Aurelio Arago Memorial National High School got the Second Place, and Ms. Diane B. Fabicon, 14 years old, of Nabuslot National High School got the Third Place.

Winners of the Digital Photo Competition were notified via phone and prizes will be delivered via courier.