December 2016 Theme Contest : CHRISTMAS RUSH
'Tis the season to be jolly. We know people are busy with the upcoming holidays so we'd like to thank everyone who voted, notably guest judge Kerwin Baldovino. And to the participants who took on the challenge of a shorter timeframe to produce entries in spite of their own busy schedules, salute!
Here's our Christmas Rush Top 3 :
3rd Place : 27 points (12 votes) / Entry 6 / PAULINE VILLAFUERTE
2nd Place : 29 points (13 votes) / Entry 5 / ROBERT GERSON DOMINGO
1st Place : 36 points (10 votes) / Entry 1 / JER SANDEL
Congratulations once more, Jer! 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 2016 Photographer Of The Year competition. Participants automatically get 3 points for submitting entries.
Thus concludes our last contest of the year and thus concludes our 2016 competition. Who emerged as 2016 Photographer Of The Year? We shall find out soon.
December 2016 Theme Contest "Christmas Rush" Entries (Click thumbnails to view photos in full)
Voting Period : 17-21 December 2016
This is our version of the Christmas "exchange gift" tradition. Pick your monito/monita randomly from a lot, then partner with him/her in conceptualizing, scheduling, and executing the shoot. All the photos are then presented during our Christmas party and voted upon on-the-spot to determine the winner.
This is now the 4th edition. For the past versions, there was no specific theme but for this one we asked participants to portray their partners in the genre/field where they excel at. "Photographer's Portrait".
Thank you to all who voted during our Christmas party. Special thanks to guest judge SUNDAE CRUZ for helping us pick a winner.
Here are the FPP 2016 Top Five :
5th Place : Awel Dionisio as photographed by PONG VIAJE
4th Place : Pauline Villafuerte as photographed by ALIH VIAJE
3rd Place (tie) : Shauang Bote as photographed by CELINE VILLAFUERTE
3rd Place (tie) : Robert Gerson Domingo as photographed by MARK ANTHONY DE LEON
2nd Place : Bobby Jo as photographed by JULIUS CALZO
1st Place : Julius Calzo as photographed by BOBBY JO
Congratulations, BOBBY JO and partner Julius Calzo! First time in FPP history that a tandem finished 1st and 2nd. As prize, Bobby gets a digital dry cabinet and Julius Calzo (as partner of winner) gets a JBL Go bluetooth speaker. FPP participants get 7 points for submitting entries for the Photographer of the Year competition. First place gets additional 15 points as bonus, 2nd place gets 10 points, 3rd place gets 7, 4th place gets 5, and 5th place gets 3 bonus points.
Watch out for next year's edition of Focus Portrait Project! :)
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!