Written By Roi Plata on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 | 3:16:00 PM
|"Neptune King Of The Sea, by Gregory John Smith"|
The photo that won him a $1000 and a round trip tickets to Chile and Brazil was actually owned by Gregory John Smith and was taken on a beach in Paraty, Rio De Janeiro Brazil in 2006. It featured a boy playing seaweeds with his brother
Contradicts on what Solis said in his speech that the photo "The Mettle of the Filipino Spirit" is about a young boy help his father farming seaweeds in Zamboanga.
Gregory John Smith discovered the stolen photo and showed his outrage in Facebook saying that the first prize was awarded "to an impostor who has abused his copyright image".
|Photo from http://fstoppers.com/|
Solis already sent a letter of apology to Smith and confirmed that he received the letter.
|Photo from http://fstoppers.com|
Solis was also won other Photography Contest using a "Stolen Photo" and had done it at least five times.
Ambassador Mayorga of Chile and also host the contest said that they will conduct an investigation into the matter.