Illustrado Faces Annual – Submit Your Entry


The Most Beautiful Filipinos of the Gulf

We’ve brought you the Most Influential Filipinos this side of the world, now we’re in search of Filipinos who are the best representation of our people’s natural charm in the Gulf region.


Illustrado celebrates Filipino beauty!

Model & Photographer Collaboration

We are inviting photographers and Filipinos, both male and females, on a collaborative project devoted to promote the Pinoy’s natural charm.

Send us your superbly shot BLACK & WHITE portraits in high-resolution through the entry form here (See below). Max file size is 1MB.  Shortlisted images will be posted on our Facebook page for voting.

The best images (finalists) will be published in to our ILLUSTRADO FACES ANNUAL 2018 – a special collector’s quarterly issue to be released in March 2018, with an Illustrado Facebook LIVE Reveal on the 29th of March 2018 (Thursday).  Photographers will also be included in the issue.

Winners, both models and photographers, will also be chosen among the finalist and will be receiving special prizes from our sponsors (to be announced very soon).

Deadline of Entries : the 4th of March 2018

Voting – 11th to the 18th March 2018; Finalists reveal – 29th March 2018

Winning entries will be published in Illustrado March 2018 Special Quarterly Special Issue.



  • All models should be Filipino or should have Filipino heritage – males and females are welcome, from 14 years old and above.
  • Photographers from all nationalities are welcome.
  • We welcome entries from the UAE and other Gulf countries.  However, since the prize sponsors are based in the emirates, winning entries outside the country will only be able to receive prizes via an authorized UAE-contact.
  • Photos should be strictly HEAD SHOTS only (portrait/vertical orientation), NOT full body or half-body shots. Selfies will not be accepted.
  • Photos should depict natural Filipino charm – i.e. no heavy or stylized make-up or artificial-looking contact lenses.
  • Models should not wear any hats or any headgear or accessories that will cover the face.
  • Post processing should be kept to a minimum. We will not be accepting heavily Photoshopped images.
  • In respect of the local cultural sensitivities, models should not appear naked/bare, or dressed in revealing clothes or have a provocative projection.
  • Photos sent to us will only be used for the purpose of this project.
  • Photos should not be watermarked with any name/logo. However, photos will be duly attributed to the relevant photographer.
  • Illustrado reserves the right to exclude inappropriate entries or those that do not make the cut.
  • Illustrado reserves the right to disqualify those that do not follow the set mechanics, or entries where Autoliking, “sock puppets,” vote exchange, or any other spurious methods of gathering votes have been utilized.  Illustrado’s choice of winners is final.
  • All finalists will be provided limited sample copies to be sent by courier. Courier charges will be paid for by the recipient.
  • By submitting your entry, you confirm to abide by these terms and conditions.


Please include in your e-mail full contact details (tel., e-mail, website, if any) for both the photographer and models.

For enquiries you may e-mail us at: +971-4-365 4547 or e-mail us at

Check out Illustrado Magazine on Facebook for updates!



Full Name - Photographer (required)

E-Mail Address (required)

Facebook Page (required)

Website or Portfolio Page

Country (required)


Full Name - Model (required)

E-Mail Address (required)

Facebook Page (required)

Model's Profile - Pls tell us about yourself (required)

Question - What does beauty mean to you? (required)

You may send up to 3 photos from where we will choose the best entry. Images should be high quality but compressed. Max file size is 1MB each.

Your Entry (required)

Your Entry

Your Entry

TERMS & CONDITIONS: 1) Entries from all the Gulf countries are welcome. However, since our prize sponsors are UAE-based, winning entries outside the country can only receive prizes by authorizing a UAE contact to claim it for them. 2) All FACES qualifiers will be provided limited sample magazine copies to be delivered via courier. Courier charges to be borne by the receiver. By sending your entry, you confirm that you accept these terms.

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