We have come to VERSUS head-to-head tournament's quarterfinal stage. The Elite Eight. The assigned theme for this round was "Architectural Lines". Here are their entries for you to see, but first, we'd like to thank our guest judges who determined the winners.
Thank you for lending your time and insight, Denison Tan, Marlon Faller, and Lauren Malcampo!
Here are the entries :
MATCHUP 1 :
JAY SALVADOR (Rank : 1) vs. MHOIE MENDOZA (Rank : 8)
MATCHUP 2 :
ALIH VIAJE (Rank : 6) vs. BRIAN SANTOS (Rank : 30)
MATCHUP 3 :
KATH TUAZON (Rank : 12) vs. JOEL DOMINGO (Rank : 36)
MATCHUP 4 :
CHI LOPEZ (Rank : 2) vs. DENNIS SANTOS (Rank : 39)
Chi Lopez advances via default (Dennis Santos failed to field an entry)
And here's our VERSUS Final Four :
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS! You now advance to the Final Four, where a new theme awaits. Stay tuned for the theme announcement. The matchups will be Mhoie Mendoza vs. Joel Domingo, and Chi Lopez vs. Brian Santos.
Updated VERSUS tournament bracket : http://challonge.com/focusversus
HOW THE JUDGES VOTED :
Matchup 1 Matchup 2 Matchup 3
Denison Tan Mendoza Santos Tuazon
Marlon Faller Mendoza Santos Domingo
Lauren Malcampo Salvador Viaje Domingo
(Full text of their judges' comments will be provided to participants.)
Much has been said. Focus members, applicants, and our guest judge Christopher Alelis have offered their take. Now it's time to find out which Bamboo concert photos were the best. Thanks to everyone who voted!
The Top 3 :
3rd Place : 29 points (15 votes) / Entry 17 / ERICK MENDIOLA
2nd Place : 64 points (30 votes) / Entry 2 / MARK ANTHONY DE LEON
1st Place : 65 points (26 votes) / Entry 5 / BOBBY JO
HALLELUJAH! Congratulations, Bobby Jo! Back-to-back wins in our contests.
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.
September 2015 PhotoMeet Contest "Bamboo in Concert" Entries (click thumbnails to view photos in full)
Voting Period : 18-24 September 2015
Votes can be viewed at Facebook comment box below.
Here are the winners of our August PhotoMeet contest, from our August 21 Manila Photowalk with Filipino Street Photographers, Litratista sa Daan, and Wide Open Streets Workshop. For this contest, we had a select panel of judges from FSP, DAAN, and WOW to vote on the entries (Focus members and applicants will not vote). Since most of the judges turned in their votes via private message, we will publish their votes and choice critique in Focus members' insider page, while we announce the top placers here.
Here are the Top 3 :
3rd Place : Entry 6 / CELINE VILLAFUERTE
2nd Place : Entry 7 / JULIUS CALZO
1st Place : Entry 1 / BOBBY JO
Entry 1 got 1 first-place vote, 1 second-place vote, and 1 fourth-place vote from the judges. CONGRATULATIONS, BOBBY JO! 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.
As special prize, the winner gets a a book ("The Street Photographer's Manual" by David Gibson) provided by Focus/FSP member Joel Domingo, plus a photo print courtesy of FSP.
Much thanks to our judges : Dan Cruz, Sharlene Festin, Luis Liwanag, Joel Mataro, and Ateneo Sta.Ines.
*** For those awaiting the announcement of the Decisive Moment theme contest winner, we are going to have another round of voting since the initial results were inconclusive to determine a winner. We'll announce the winner as soon as possible.
August 2015 PhotoMeet Contest "Manila Photowalk" Entries (Click thumbnails to view photos in full)
Voting Period : 1-14 September 2015
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!