The U.S. Embassy in Manila invites everyone to take part in our photo contest, theÂ Sakay Na!Â Jeepney Photo Challenge.Â We invite the public to submit their best original photos featuring Philippine Jeepneys to compete for a chance to win prizes.
â€œWe see the Jeepney as a symbol of U.S.-Philippine friendship,â€ said U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Officer Robin Diallo.Â â€œThe earliest Jeepneys were constructed from jeeps brought to the Philippines by the United States during World War II, but since that time, they have evolved in beautiful and creative ways.â€
Jeepneys express the unique culture of the various regions of the Philippines, as they differ in style and design from place to place.Â Given the historical connection of the Jeepney to the United States, the U.S. Embassy is launching theÂ Sakay Na!photo contest to celebrate this unique andÂ colorful cultural icon.
Winning submissions will receive a Kodak Pocket Camcorder and an invitation from the U.S. Embassy to a special event.Â In addition, the winning photographs will be part of a special exhibit at the U.S. Embassy.
To enter the contest, visit the U.S. Embassy Manila Facebook page athttp://www.facebook.com/
NOTE: This is a Press Release.