AirAsia and Nikon Launch #IamAirAsiaTravelPhotographer Contest

Nikon AirAsia Travel Photographer Mae Ilagan Yogyakarta (1 of 6)

Four Filipino contenders to travel around Asia with award-winning photographers;

Over 200,000 AirAsia BIG Points are up for grabs!

Seeing 2 of our favorite brands collaborating in one dream project : Pure AWESOMENESS!!!

We at is ever thankful for making us a part of every adventure!

Two office workers, a car salesman and a barista are stepping out of their comfort zones and into the challenges of becoming the first AirAsia Travel Photographer for 2015. The #IamAirAsiaTravelPhotographer contest  is jointly organized by AirAsia and ThinkDharma Inc. (exclusive distributor of Nikon Digital Cameras) in partnership with AirAsia’s global loyalty programme, BIG which will award winners with over 200,000 BIG Points or its equivalent free flights to any of AirAsia Group’s 100 destinations.

Assisted by multi-awarded photographers from the Philippines and Malaysia as their personal coach, four pre-selected contestants, namely Velvet Lagman-Macasaet, an executive assistant and marathon runner; Sarah Garcia, hotel front desk officer; TJ  Nepomuceno III, car salesman; and Paul Delfin, an indie music fan and barista, will be traveling across Asia for one week starting July 21. Online voting via will be opened to the public in August 20 with Nikon cameras and BIG Points to be given away to lucky voters. Grand winner will be announced in September 11!!

AirAsia Philippines Chairperson Maan Hontiveros led the launching of the exciting contest with Strategic Partnership Head Jenny Au and Senior Marketing Manager Caroline Wong of AirAsia BIG. ThinkDharma Inc., meanwhile, is represented by Abrigo Merin, Chief Executive Officer of OPAL, and Paolo Salazar, Head of Business Unit.

Four multi-awarded photographers and respected leaders in the industry will be part of the AirAsia Travel Photographer contest as mentors of the four contestants.  Nikon Pros George Tapan, Raymond Cruz, Parc Cruz and AirAsia’s resident photojournalist Adam Lee will be traveling around exotic places in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand to help contestants capture their best entries across a range of categories that include landscape, food, portrait, architecture and travel.


#FanGirlMode with THE LEGENDARY Sir George Tapan

During the launch, yours truly even got lucky to be picked as one of the bloggers who will join the tour! I didn’t expect my name would be picked. I felt super thrilled when I heard my name and when I found out I were to join the team who will be going to Yogyakarta, Indonesia for an epic adventure trip!


We just arrived back in Manila this week and here are some of our photos from Borobudur, Yogyakarta the larger than life temple built in 750 AD!!


Nikon AirAsia Travel Photographer Mae Ilagan Yogyakarta (6 of 6)

More photos and travel trips coming out soon!

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AirAsia and Nikon Launch #IamAirAsiaTravelPhotographer Contest