Thank you to all who voted, especially our guest judges who always make it a point to offer useful and sensible feedback on the entries. Kudos!
The Top 3 :
3rd Place : 30 points (12 votes) / Entry 5 / JOEY RAMOS
2nd Place : 30 points (15 votes) / Entry 9 / JE AR NAVEA
1st Place : 53 points (19 votes) / Entry 8 / ALIH VIAJE
Congratulations, Alih! Another win, a great start to the year. 1st Place gets an extra 10 points, 2nd Place gets 7, 3rd Place gets 5, 4th Place (undisclosed) gets 3, and 5th Place (also undisclosed) gets 2 points for the 2017 Photographer Of The Year competition. Participants automatically get 3 points for submitting entries.
March 2017 PhotoMeet "Fireworks Competition" Contest Entries (Click thumbnails to view entries in full)
Voting Period : 24-30 March 2017
Votes can be viewed at Facebook comment box below.
Here are the top photos from our first theme contest of 2017 and also our very first PhotoWorld Cup-aligned contest. Portraits must tell a story and the subject should fill at least 50% of the frame. The Top 5 photos secure slots to the PWC national contest :
5th Place : 8 points (6 votes) / ENTRY 10 / MON JUAN
4th Place : 13 points (7 votes) / ENTRY 17 / BOBBY JO
3rd Place : 22 points (7 votes) / ENTRY 1 / ALIH VIAJE
2nd Place : 44 points (18 votes) / ENTRY 6 / HUMPREY CATAJAN
1st Place : 46 points (16 votes) / ENTRY 11 / GERALD GLOTON
Congratulations, Gerald! 1st Place gets an extra 10 points, 2nd Place gets 7, 3rd Place gets 5, 4th Place gets 3, and 5th Place gets 2 points for the 2017 Photographer Of The Year competition. Participants automatically get 3 points for submitting entries.
February 2017 Theme Contest "Portrait" Entries (Click thumbnails to view photos in full)
Meanwhile, here is the wildcard pick added to our official entries for the PhotoWorld Cup competition of the same theme :
WILDCARD PICK : ENTRY 18 / MAAN DELA CRUZ
And here are the entries from our Competition Officer and past Photographer Of The Year winners who are guaranteed slots to the PhotoWorld Cup contest :
GUARANTEED SLOT : AMEN ALCORIZA (FOCUS COMPETITION OFFICER)
GUARANTEED SLOT : JAY SALVADOR (FOCUS PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2014)
GUARANTEED SLOT : CHI LOPEZ (FOCUS PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2015)
GUARANTEED SLOT : JER SANDEL (FOCUS PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2016)
PHOTOWORLD CUP RESULT :
Advanced to 2nd round of judging : JER SANDEL
Advanced to Top 30 (Finalist) : BOBBY JO
Competition is fun
At Focus Bulacan, we strive to improve every member's photography skills. One way to do this is to constantly challenge each other with photo contests. All competition is posted here, for voting and for announcement of results. Good luck!