Smoke photography is difficult in itself, and judging the entries may just be as difficult, as we are dealing with an almost abstract form of visual art. Thanks to everyone who voted, again with a special mention to our guest judges Arlene Donaire, Haw Santiago, and Raymond Tanhueco. Please make it a point to read their votes in the comments section as they offer good points in dissecting the merits of the entries.
The Top 3 :
3rd Place : 21 points (8 votes) / Entry 11 / AWEL DIONISIO
2nd Place : 28 points (12 votes) / Entry 8 / GILBERT FAJARDO
1st Place : 50 points (21 votes) / Entry 7 / ALIH VIAJE
For the third time in this young year, congratulations, Alih! 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.
April 2017 PhotoMeet Contest "Smoke Photography" Entries (Click thumbnails to view photos in full)
Voting Period : 27 April - 3 May 2017
Votes can be viewed at Facebook comment box below.
Here are the entries and winners of our PhotoWorld Cup-given theme contest for March 2017, "Nature", featuring flora or fauna. Cheers to all who submitted and voted. Top 5 get slots to the PWC national contest.
5th Place : 13 points (5 votes) / Entry 1 / IAN CALALANG
4th Place : 14 points (5 votes) / Entry 11 / SHERWIN TOMAS
3rd Place : 20 points (11 votes) / Entry 16 / AWEL DIONISIO
2nd Place : 25 points (3 1st-place votes) / Entry 9 / MON JUAN
1st Place : 25 points (7 1st-place votes) / Entry 7 / JE AR NAVEA
First time is always memorable. Congratulations, Je Ar! 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.
March 2017 Theme Contest "Nature" Entries (Click thumbnails to view photos in full)
The wildcard entry for the PhotoWorld Cup contest :
WILDCARD PICK : ENTRY 12 / HUMPREY CATAJAN
PhotoWorld Cup entries from our Competition Officer and past Photographer Of The Year winners :
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 : SHERWIN TOMAS + AWEL DIONISIO + MON JUAN + CHI LOPEZ + JER SANDEL
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!