Quite possibly, most probably the best contest we've had so far. Here's hoping better entries and contests are in the offing in the future. Kudos to all the participants of our FOCUS theme contest. The voters really had a hard time picking just three photos from the field. Just like in any contest, there will be winners, and there will be those left out.
We thank all who voted, especially our guest judges, (conceptual photographer) Chino Sardea and (photography professor) Regemrei Bernardo. Your review and input are much appreciated!
Here are the Top 3 :
3rd Place : 38 points (16 votes) / Entry 2 / AMEN ALCORIZA
2nd Place : 49 points (23 votes) / Entry 14 / CHI LOPEZ
1st Place : 69 points (26 votes) / Entry 5 / JULIUS CALZO
Congratulations to Julius Calzo! An awesome concept and an equally awesome photo. What a feat : winning a contest immediately after becoming an official member of Focus Bulacan. Keep it up!
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 Photographer Of The Year competition. Participants automatically get 3 points for submitting entries.
Get ready for our next theme. It's time to level-up! :)
July 2014 Theme Contest "Focus" entries (click thumbnails to view in full)
Voting Period : 24-30 July 2014
Votes can be viewed at Facebook comment box below.
As you may already know, we held our First Anniversary [FOCUSED] Photo Exhibit recently at Robinsons Place Malolos. It was a big success, a well-attended event that opened up a lot of people's eyes to the photos of our members. We conducted a contest simultaneously with the event by asking exhibit-goers to pick their favorite photo among the 60 photos included in the exhibit. They could only vote once, and only for one photo.
A total of 824 votes were qualified while about a hundred more were disqualified (for reasons like incomplete voter info, or for voting for more than one entry).
After tabulating the votes, we can now reveal the Top 5, and ultimately, the People's Choice winner. Here they are...
5th Place : "Crepuscule" by Mhoie Mendoza
4th Place : "Raging Torrent" by Jer Sandel
3rd Place : "Flock, Fort and Fall" by Jay Salvador
2nd Place : "Ocean of Emotions" by Chi Lopez
1st Place : "New Perspective" by Chi Lopez
CONGRATULATIONS to the Top 5. Congratulations to all the photos in the exhibit. Just making it there is an achievement in itself.
As standard in our photo contests, 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 Photographer Of The Year competition. Those who submitted photos for consideration for the exhibit automatically get 3 points each, while those whose photos got approved earn an additional 3 points.
We'd like to acknowledge our guest judges for this contest : the 800+ people who cast their votes. Thank you all! :)
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!