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Guatemala’s English-language Magazine October 2019

Pets in Guatemala

revuemag.com Year 28 No. 8


“Jugando” Guatemala City by Cristobalina Reyes

T H I S M O N T H I N R EVUE TRADITIONS in Guatemala October & November by Hadazul Cruz

good reasons for keeping your dog inside

FRIENDSHIP BRIDGE Empower Women. Eliminate Poverty.

by Linda Green, CTC

Amalia’s Kitchen by Amalia Moreno-Damgaard

Latino diversity is beyond skin deep

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PHOTO CONTEST November Food (comida) in Guatemala

On the Cover: 1st Place Judges’ Vote “What do dogs do on their day off?” by Guillermo Farfán


Cultural Events Calendar for OCTOBER

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From the Publishers Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to. —Alfred A. Montapert


he month begins with Día del Niño (Oct. 1) and ends on Oct. 31 with Halloween. In between, there are all kinds of activities, events, art shows and more. The Film Alert this month is Bird in the Sky by Robert Flanagan/AJAX Films. He also produced and directed Maximón - Santo o Diablo. For other fun listings, you’re just a click away: www.theantiguaguide.com A big thank you to everyone who entered the October photo contest "Pets in Guatemala." There were so many wonderful images that we decided to make this a special edition. Also, much appreciation to Linda Green for her article Where Does Your Dog Sleep at Night? We have published it in previous editions and continue to do so because it's always timely. Amalia Moreno-Damgaard's article Latino Diversity is Beyond Skin Deep celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States, and Hada Cruz features October & Novemember Traditions in Guatemala. Thanks to all of our online readers, enjoy the interesting month of October.

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Travel Specialist Viaventure Central America is a Destination Management Company (DMC) established in 2001 that offers individually customized itineraries for Guatemala, Belize, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Honduras. We are seeking a dedicated, organized, passionate and creative person, interested in working in the travel industry to join our Sales Team department. This position will work from our main office in Antigua Guatemala, with clients located mainly in the United States, United Kingdom and Europe. The successful candidate will draw upon creativity and problem solving skills to design and quote travel itineraries within the region. The candidate must be able to work effectively with minimum supervision and handle multiple priorities. Viaventure will provide training which will require full flexibility to travel to our different destinations in Central America to get acquainted with our tours and suppliers (e,g, hotels and third-party providers). Viaventure offers a competitive salary plus commission.


Basic Qualifications: Minimum two-year commitment Experience in the tourism industry (preferred but not a must) Interested in travel and knowledge of different destinations in Central America Excellent communication and grammatical skills with English been the preferred language Proven ability to work on own initiative. Can act decisively, promptly and confidently Ability to multitask and work under pressure in a fast-paced environment Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications Excellent organizational and time management skills Energetic and positive attitude Willingness to work a flexible schedule, especially during high season Required: Candidates must be Guatemalan citizen, resident, or otherwise have a valid permit to work in Guatemala Must live in Antigua or the surrounding area Please send your CV to hr@viaventure.com



3rd Place Judges Vote “Coby, Panza Verde” La Antigua by Andy Danilo Aceituno Paniagua


“When I See You / Cuando te veo” Chimaltenango by Andi Ever Tol


The guatemalan dream: A brighter future without leaving the country.


n Guatemala, inadequate public programs, rising crime levels, drastic climate change resulting in natural disasters and hunger, are all driving forces for the massive surge of Guatemalans choosing to leave for the United States. Friendship Bridge’s Microcredit Plus program (microcredit paired with education and health services) has proven to be an effective solution to improve the lives of thousands of clients, in 2018, the organization served over 28,000 women with credit, education and health services. Friendship Bridge has recently opened a new office in Guatemala City. Guatemala has a population of approximately 17 million people. In 2018, more than 815,000 Guatemalans, equivalent to almost 5% of Guatemala’s population, emigrated to the United States. Friendship Bridge, an NGO specialized in rural women’s empowerment, has unparalleled success in poverty alleviation and provides an alternative solution to emigrating to the US. “Never has our mission been more important than now with the current political environments in the


Karen Larson, Friendship Bridge’s President & CEO

United States and Guatemala. Friendship Bridge, as the name suggests, bridges the gap by providing programs and services that create opportunities so families can build sustainable futures in their own community.” said Karen Larson, Friendship Bridge CEO. “We create opportunities for women to build better lives in order to keep their families together

A client showing her potato production, part of her commercial activities supported by Friendship Bridge in the Cuchumatanes area.

and create lasting change for generations to come. We have proven that our methodology is effective as seen in our clients’ reduction in poverty, increased food security and family savings, more education for their children and increased profits in their businesses.” María, a woman with 9 children and a native of San Nicolas, Huehuetenango, spent a fortune for her two children to cross the US border. One of them succeeded, but the other was detained and deported. “My son was arrested in Texas,” says María with tears, “he was brought in chains and handcuffs back to Guatemala. We lost Q70,000 as a result and we were greatly humiliated.” She learned about Friendship Bridge after going through that experience, and with the support of the NGO, her family was able

Farmer women active in the Agriculture Program in the area of Rio Blanco, Sacapulas.

“We create opportunities for women to build better lives in order to keep their families together “


A client in the Western Highlands who works as part of Friendship Bridge Artisan Program.

to recover, set up a business and generate profits that have helped her improve her household, diversify her business and become an empowered woman. Friendship Bridge is the solution for MarĂ­a and thousands more. It has invested in the economic, health and social development of women since it started operating in Guatemala over 20 years ago. With a staff of 160, Friendship Bridge provides access to critical capital, monthly education, and preventive health services offered in the indigenous languages spoken among its clients. The NGO also offers mentorship in business management, advanced


Weaver women proudly showing their products developed with the help of the Friendship Bridge Artisan Program.

friendshibridge.org training on the sales of handicrafts to new markets, and agriculture technical training on modern farming techniques. Friendship Bridge focuses its operations in the poorest regions of Guatemala and conducts operations in 11 departments through 8 branches and 3 administrative offices. Recently, Friendship Bridge opened an office in Guatemala City. A client in Huehuetenango, proud to show her textile production as part of a Friendship Bridge trust bank in that area.

For more information: Marta Julia Ixtuc, External Communications Coordinator mixtuc@friendshipbridge.org Phone: 4016 7617 Miguel Vargas Corzantes, Global Marketing and Communications Manager mvargas@friendshipbridge.org Phone: 5698 7565 Central Office: Panajachel, Guatemala. Phone: 7762 0222 Guatemala City Office: Calzada Roosevelt 22-43 Zona 11, Nivel 15, Oficina 15A, Torre Sol, Grand Tikal Futura, Guatemala City. Phone: 2296-6196. Photographer: Miguel Vargas Corzantes

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Honorable Mention “Photo Pal Face” Guatemala City by Nancy Echeverria


2nd Place Judges’ Vote “Minino” Quiché by María Bolaños


2nd Place Popular Vote “Chester, un gato chapin” La Antigua by Rocio Rojas 27

“Lulú” Quetzaltenango by Guido De León



“Los colores de mi Guate” Mixco by Daniela Carranza 30

“Emma waking up” by Ludwing Paniagua


Cementerio San Antonio Palopรณ, Sololรก by Silvia Miliรกn R.



Traditions in Guatemala


ith the close of another school year the first week in October, there is excitement in the air. Soon the rains will abate and the winds will usher in the Kites of November.

More about Guatemalan Kites of November:

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photo by Nelo Mijangos

In Guatemala, most everyone looks forward to the coming holidays. On Oct. 31, goblins and ghosts and creatures of every description take to the streets to celebrate Halloween. There are parties, costume contests, and many other fun activities throughout the day and into the night.

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Fiambre photo by María José Carranza


Food plays an important role on DĂ­a de Muertos/Day of the Dead (Nov. 1). The traditional dish is Fiambre which must be prepared in advance. Most family cooks have perfected their own special recipe. FIAMBRE RECIPE revuemag.com/amailias-kitchen-guatemalancuisine For dessert, families love cabecera, a dish made from ayote (squash) en dulce and jocotes en miel.

Ayotes en Dulce y Jocotes en miel photo by Sergio A. JuĂĄrez



On Nov. 1 and 2 Santiago and Sumpango SacatepĂŠquez organize Giant Kite festivals. According to tradition, this extraordinary kites are some kind of messengers, that take the families messages to their love ones in heaven. Residents and visitors from all over the world come to admire and appreciate this Guatemalan tradition.

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Barriletes de Santiago SacatepĂŠquez, photo by Lo Reyes 39

Cementerio de Rabinal Baja Verapaz, by Danny Vargas

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On Nov. 1 families go to cemeteries to visit and decorate the graves of their loved ones, some take flowers, some carry food the deceased liked in life, there are also candles, prayers, and mem-

ories to be shared. It is a special day when the living and the dead are a family again as Guatemalans believe that the souls of their loved ones are given this day to visit with them again. 41

Photos courtesy of Hermandad de la Escuela de Cristo by Danny Gamboa

As part of the Día de Muertos celebration in La Antigua, there is an extraordinary procession, Jesús Sepultado (buried Jesús). It begins at the Escuela de Cristo, as it does during Holy Week, but this time the procession has a different intention. Since 1949 Hermandad de la Escuela de Cristo agreed to hold a solemn procession to offer a posthumous tribute to loved ones, especially those who were a part of the Hermandad and those from Escuela de Cristo who are faithful devotees of Jesús Sepultado. 42



“Un pequeño chapín” Santa Catarina Pinula by Tania Lemus

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a Antigua Galería de Arte proudly presents the amazing engravings by well-known Guatemalan artist Guillermo Maldonado.

Maldonado was born in Guatemala City in 1961. He studied art at the Guatemalan National School of Fine Arts. Even though he is proficient in different techniques he has chosen wood engraving as his favorite medium of expression. The quality of his engravings is outstanding. Maldonado´s work has been centered in customary scenes, in this way he rescues the humbleness of the craft, mixing the artistic with the artisan when summarizing, in a single physical space, his condition of artist and printer. Classic drawing is the base for his contemporary style since it provides his engravings with


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he feature film BIRD IN THE SKY (2005) 75 min. will be screened in La Antigua Guatemala at the Cooperación Española, 6a avenida Norte (between 3a & 4a calle) / Sala de Cine on Wednesday, October 30 at 6 p.m. The film is in English with Spanish subtitles. Entry is free and open to the public. There will be a question and answer period with the filmmakers after the screening.


BIRD IN THE SKY (2005) 75 min. Combining documentary elements with the finish of a feature film, BIRD IN THE SKY delivers a gritty and poetic view of one man’s spiritual struggle on the 54

streets of NYC. Rob has been given a second chance to right the wrongs of his streetwise past; he must perform a miracle to be saved. His fate lies in his love for a young woman, Kay, who is coping with the loss of her child, and his holy conviction he can relieve

her grief by miraculously bringing back the little girl. The line between good and evil, between crime and miracle, is crossed only by those willing to face God.

Sinopsis Español

Combinando elementos documentales con el acabado de un largometraje, BIRD IN THE SKY ofrece una vista poética y áspera de la lucha espiritual de un hombre en las calles de Nueva York. A Rob se le ha dado una segunda oportunidad para corregir los errores de su calle-sabio pasado; él debe realizar un milagro para salvarse. Su destino radica en su amor por una mujer joven, Kay, que se enfrenta con la pérdida de su hija y su convicción santa que puede aliviar su pena devolviendo milagrosamente a la niña. La línea entre el bien y el mal, entre el crimen y el milagro, es atravesado únicamente por aquellos que están dispuestos a enfrentar a Dios.

evolved from a series of filmed interviews, spiritual trances, intimate confessions and artistic events of my neighbor Rob Lowa Abreu. This process gradually led to a screenplay that combined documentary elements with staged scenes, in which Rob himself plays the lead role. By filming on the streets and using the unpredictability of New York City to our advantage, the movie has an authenticity and immediacy that gives it a special character. The merging of reality and dream sequences blurs the boundary between the conscious and the unconscious and reflects the main theme, the relationship between good and evil. We had no money to make the film but instead of letting the moment pass we decided to shoot with what we had available. When I look at the film now, I see it has a certain technical crudeness, but also, I think we captured a certain time and energy, and I am happy with that. I really don’t think it could have been made any other way. The film was screened in New York City and in Germany but has never been shown in Central America. I am looking forward to seeing what people think.

Robert Flanagan AJAXfilms.com Website link:

ajaxfilms.com/birdinthesky Link to trailer:

youtube.com birdinthesky Ciudad de Nueva York es más que un telón de fondo a esta película irresistible, la ciudad dio a luz a la historia, los caracteres y el estilo. La película no podía haber sido hecha ningún otro lugar, aún el mensaje es universal y habla a la gente en todas partes.

Director’s Statement

We made Bird in the Sky in New York City back in 2005. We were inspired by the people we met and the energy that was in the air. The idea for the movie 55


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Amalia (center) at Ecolab, one of the most admired companies by Fortune Magazine, speaking about entrepreneurship, wellness, grit, resilience, Latin culture and gourmet cuisine, and signing books in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Latino diversity is beyond skin deep


ispanic Heritage Month is celebrated each year in the United States from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. This is an opportunity to highlight and commemorate the contributions that American Latinos have made to the country throughout history.

individuals and companies bridge the knowledge gap and develop a broader understanding and appreciation of Latin cultural nuances through consulting, keynote speaking, and healthy gourmet experiences.

As the Latino demographic has grown to nearly 18 percent (57 million) of the entire population, the movement toward making diversity a priority in corporations, organizations, and in general a public interest, Hispanic Heritage Month has grown in intensity.

My goal of using gourmet cuisine as a platform to educate is beyond skin deep as diversity is a multifaceted term that encompasses much more than ethnicity or nationality. Respect and tolerance ought to be at the top of this movement’s agenda as there are better tactics to establish dialogue or solve any conflict or misunderstanding.

Despite this, education and awareness about Latinos continues to be a necessity as Latino encompasses people from various races, ethnicities, and nationalities. As a chef entrepreneur, it is my mission to help

As the country progresses to a minority-majority and the aging trend reverses, confusion and disruption has created challenges and opportunities for individuals and businesses alike. A lack of precedence and


cation about cultural nuances but inspiring aspiring women entrepreneurs to self-empower to pursue their passion and purpose.

experience in handling diversity from a multi-cultural angle continues to be a challenge for some corporations and as a result, new executive titles (chief diversity officer and the like), are growing in our business environment to address the fast-changing situation.

During this time, I present to corporations in Minnesota and in other states on a variety of topics. Here I am recently at Ecolab, one of the most admired companies by Fortune Magazine, speaking about entrepreneurship, wellness, grit, resilience, Latin culture and gourmet cuisine, and signing books in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

This is a change in the right direction. Historically Latinos have made great strides and sacrifices that have gone unnoticed or unrecognized. New generations are beginning to change this as Latinos are emerging with greater strength and numbers than in the past in politics, entertainment, education, business, and in many more industries where there was a low number of participation or an absence altogether. Progress has been made but much work still lies ahead especially in the professional women and entrepreneur area. My work encompasses not only edu-


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Good reasons for keeping your dog inside by Linda Green, CTC


o matter what your justifications for keeping your dog outside at night, I believe there are many more good reasons for keeping him inside with you.

The usual logic cited is security: Your dog is an early warning system by barking and thereby announcing that thieves are attempting to trespass on your property. In Guatemala, there is a lot of noise at night in most neighborhoods. Unfortunately, your dog has no idea that you only want him to bark at intruders and lacking a common language, you will find it quite difficult to explain this to him. Thus, your dog will bark at pretty much any sound or movement at night. 90

This includes cats or rodents on a roof or wall (or on a neighbor’s roof or wall), fireworks, a siren, any passing person, car, bicycle, dog, bird, bat, clouds drifting over the moon, wind rustling tree branches—you get the idea. This random barking generally achieves several things besides waking you up. It is quite enjoyable for the dog. Dogs LIKE barking. Usually, the barking dog sets off a chain reaction, and the whole neighborhood is subjected to a bunch of dogs barking because the other dogs are barking. Over time, you learn to ignore the barking. So, if an intruder does try to come over your wall, you are most likely not going to pay attention to his barking.

Few people can really sleep soundly when a dog is barking outside their window (and the dog, obviously, is not sleeping much either), so you end up tired and sleep-deprived. The barking is probably keeping your neighbors up, too. An even more persuasive reason to keep your dog inside with you is that an intruder can silence your dog in the yard very quickly by tossing poisoned bait to him. Don’t kid yourself that you can poison-proof your dog to ignore food tossed into the yard. You can’t. You could end up with a dead dog and a break-in.

curled up at my feet while I watch TV, read a book, or work on the computer. Knowing that my dog is near my bed at night makes me feel secure and being close to me makes my dog feel secure, too. Linda Green is the co-founder of Unidos para los Animales/Guatemala United for Animals and an honors graduate of The Academy for Dog Trainers, one of the most rigorous, advanced programs in dog behavior and training in the world. www.academyfordogtrainers.com

If you are really interested in security, keep the dog inside with you at night, preferably in the same room you sleep in. If the dog is inside the house, he can’t be poisoned. Your dog’s hearing is incredibly sensitive. He will hear someone trying to break in and begin barking. The intruder will be left with the doubt as to where the barker is and how big it is. He will also know that he has lost any element of surprise. This is a much bigger deterrent than a dog loose in a yard. Another benefit is that although your dog hears so much more than you do when he is inside the house he is much less likely to (hear or see) alert to the cat on the fence and bark at it. Dogs also watch our body language and take cues from us. If they see that we are not interested in or alarmed by the bell on the bicycle passing outside, they often quickly learn to ignore the sound and not bark. So, you will both sleep better, and if your dog does bark and wake you, it is probably worth getting up and checking. Finally, from the dog’s point of view, being inside with you only strengthens his bond to you and your family and increases his feeling of belonging and his desire to protect you. Dogs are not solitary animals. They gravitate to other dogs and to people. Especially if you only have one dog, sleeping alone outside and away from you is very hard for him. Some of the best time I spend with my dogs is with them

Oct. 4, Friday — BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS Animals are brought to Catholic churches to receive a blessing on St Francis’ feast day because of his love for animals as expressed in his “Canticle of Creatures.” This day is an opportunity to teach children about endangered, abused and homeless animals and what can be done to help them. This feast coincides with World Animal Day.


“Descubierto” Lo de Carranza by Edwin Jonathan Chamay Coc

Cats have it all - admiration, an endless sleep, and company only when they want it. —Rod McKuen


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Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. —Milan Kundera


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“El Abuelo” Mixco by Tato Estralday


“Mi gatita Lía” by Daniel Fernández

“Molly answers the call” by Silvia Escobar

“Pepino” by Eedgar (el chivo) Morales

“Why, yes, I am cute. / Si, claro, soy un mango” by Margarita Bonduel 95

1st Place Popular Vote “Mis perritos” San Juan Alotenango by Miriam Rodríguez

“Galo” Villa Nueva by Mario C. Arrivillaga 96

“This is how I sleep, go away / Así duermo yo, vaya!” Chimaltenangoby Lo Reyes

“Copito” Quetzaltenango by Susan Ivonne Argueta Espinoza

“Doggy greeting / Saludo perruno” Guatemala City Photographer: Marielos Alvarez


“I got rescued, but who’s gonna save the alligator?” La Antigua by Debra Pate

“Sun-gazing, sunday mornings” Guatemala City by Caroline Alexandra Godoy 98

“Pet Blessing / Bendición de mascotas” Iglesia San Francisco by Carolina Contreras

“Gregorio” San Juan Sacatepequez by Carolina Búcaro

Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to. —Alfred A. Montapert 99


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“Mi Lasi” Petén by Angélica

“Todos los perros van al cielo” Cumbre del Volcán Acatenango by Billy Muñoz


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“Luna” Villa Nueva by Walter Giovanni Pixtun Hernandez


“Do I tell you a secret? Okay, come: I love you pretty “ Chichicastenango by María Fernanda Salazar

“Pichi y Tequilita” Guatemala City by Silvia Carolina Muñoz Monroy

“My favorite model project” San Cristóbal by Valeria Pineda


“Mi hermosa Chata” Santa Catarina, Sololá by Brandon li


“Canine Respect” Guatemala City by Bob J. Cahues

“Subete a mi moto” by Bo Chelette

“Mirada en Contraste” Guatemala City by Otto Paz

“Let's fly away” Santa Lucia Milpas Altas by Febe Avila


Mirada firme by Alberto Rogel


“Mascotas corredoras” by Alex Alonzo

“Nicolás en la primavera” Cobán, Alta Verapaz by Andrea Lobos

“Manchas se va (se canso de las fotos)” San José Pinula by Ana Lucia Rodas

“They are sweet dogs: Milana and Camilo” Guatemala City by Christine Luttmann

“Bonnie & Clyde” by Jenni Rose


“Eres Luz, Brilla” Ciudad de Guatemala by Andrea Rubio

“Shaky” Parque Nacional Florencia by Karen Gómez

“Dibuja una sonrisa... ADOPTA” El Jaibalito, Lago de Atitlán by Beatriz Martinez

by Claudia Rodriguez


“Getting some love / Recibiendo cariño” Sololá by Jonathan Aguilar

“A girl with her sweater-wearing dog” La Antigua by Maureen McKeon


“Consolando a mamá” Guatemala City by Anaite Arriaga Rodríguez


“Las miradas con mas amor” San Francisco El Alto, Totonicapan by William Alvarado

“Sol de la mañana” Guatemala City by Jimena García

“Coco Chanel” by Ana Maria Ackermans 117

“Fashionista Jacko modeling Alwina Design” by Christa Methmann


“Neko’s Close-up” Huehuetenango by Edgar E. López Franco

“El abuelo” Guatemala City by Saraí Moreno

“Conocí la felicidad, sé dónde queda.... no conozco el camino y quiero llegar” by Sofia González

“Making Us Laugh at Work” Xecarcoj, Quetzaltenango by Rachael M. Shenyo “Adventurous Soul / Alma Aventurera” La Antigua Cathedral by Paula Castellanos 119












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“La belleza en todo su esplendor” Santa Lucía Milpas Altas Sacatepequez by Jesús Mazariegos

Dogs got personality. Personality “Un verano con Kira” La Antigua by Irene Valle

goes a long way. —Quentin Tarantino


“Los Perritos Consentidos” Cobán Alta Verapaz by Emilio Vásquez Robles

“Good Morning Sunshine!” La Antigua by Eline Baeza


“Born to Love / Na Santo Tomás Milpas A by Katerine 126

acido para amar” Altas, Sacatepéquez e Mayorga 127




in guatemala We invite you to participate in our MONTHLY PHOTO CONTEST for November 2019 with the theme: FOOD IN GUATEMALA. Please send ONE (1) HIGH RES photo with caption/location and your name & website for the credit line to: photos@revuemag.com There will be prizes for winning photos. More information at: revuemag.com Submissions entered by the 15th of October will be eligible.


NOTE! This is a fun contest for all photographers in Guatemala - the board of directors has voted on a rule: the popular vote can only be won by the same photographer no less than every six months. This is to create a fair contest and opportunity for all.

Te invitamos a participar en nuestro Concurso Fotográfico de noviembre 2019 con el tema: COMIDA EN GUATEMALA. Enviar (1) foto en ALTA RESOLUCIÓN con el título, lugar donde fue tomada, su nombre y el sitio web para el crédito a: photos@revuemag.com Habrá premios para las fotos ganadoras. Para más información: revuemag.com Serán elegibles las fotos recibidas hasta el 15 de octubre de 2019.

¡NOTA! Este es un concurso divertido para todos los fotógrafos en Guatemala - la junta directiva ha votado sobre una regla: el voto popular solo puede ser ganado por el mismo fotógrafo al menos cada seis meses. Esto es para crear un concurso justo y una oportunidad para todos.

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