Journalism faculty member wins 50 International awards

Buellah May P. Convento, News, Communication Management Office

The Polytechnic University of the Philippines’ College of Communication faculty member and photographer Mr. Jophel Botero Ybiosa won 50 international awards from distinct local and international award-giving bodies.

Mr. Ybiosa bagged nine (9) top awards, nine (9) second place wins, four (4) third-place spots, 15 high honors, four (4) acceptance awards, and eight (8) finalist finishes from Canada, Hong Kong, France, Russia, United Kingdom, U.S.A, Hungary, South Korea, Taiwan, India, and United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2020. 

Among his top awards were the Gold Award from the New York Photo Fair (U.S.A), Best in Class Award in Master Photographers International Image Challenge (Canada), 1st Place Winner in the World Heritage Site Photo Competition (India), Nominee for Events Photographer of the Year in The Societies of Photographers International Image Competition (United Kingdom), Topnotch Filipino Artist and Professional Leadership Award in the Asia-Pacific Luminare Awards (Philippines), 3rd Place Winner in the International Online Contemporary Art Competition (Art Alebrio Gallery, Russia), Honorable Mention in Photojournalism in the Annual Photography Awards (United Kingdom), Honorable Mention in Photojournalism in the Tokyo International Foto Awards (Japan), and Acceptance Award in the Mental Health International Exhibition of Photography (Iran). 

Mr. Ybiosa is a 9-time Ani ng Dangal national awardee. Ani ng Dangal is an organizational award given by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) that recognizes Filipino talent who have won or earned the highest honors and recognition in competition and events abroad.

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