Our version of the Christmas exchange gift tradition : picking a random partner and shooting each other's portraits. FPP 2017 is now the 5th edition, with this year's theme "black and white".
Here are the FPP 2017 entries :
The photos were presented during Focus Bulacan's year-end party and on-the-spot voting ensued. After the two-hour polling period, the Top 5 were determined :
5th Place : Angelo Yamanaka as photographed by ELENA TAEZA
4th Place : Humprey Catajan as photographed by JER SANDEL
3rd Place : Julius Calzo as photographed by JEFFREY TINAGAN
2nd Place : Francesca Bengco as photographed by ALIH VIAJE
1st Place : Pauline Villafuerte as photographed by GERALD GLOTON
Congratulations, Gerald and Pauline! Gerald was not present for the awarding so in his behalf to accept the prizes was Pauline. Gerald gets a selfie drone and Pauline gets a Huawei gift set.
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.
The last theme of the FPPF PhotoWorld Cup competition for 2017 aims to expose lesser known scenic spots in the Philippines. Here are the entries and the top placers from our contest :
5th Place : 14 points (6 votes) / Entry 3 / GERSON DOMINGO
4th Place : 16 points (8 votes) / Entry 5 / ALIH VIAJE
3rd Place : 21 points (7 votes) / Entry 7 / ELENA TAEZA
2nd Place : 35 points (13 votes) / Entry 2 / JING CALONGE
1st Place : 45 points (17 votes) / Entry 9 / PONG VIAJE
Jump for joy, Pong! Congratulations! 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.
With the final theme contest over with, Focus Bulacan's 2017 competition is down to its last contest : the Focus Portrait Project. Good luck, folks!
November 2017 Theme Contest "Saan Sa Pinas" Entries (Click thumbnails to view photos in full)
Wildcard picks for inclusion to Focus Bulacan entries for PhotoWorld Cup :
WILDCARD PICK : Entry 4 / MANUEL JOSON
WILDCARD PICK : Entry 8 / VINCENT CAPIRAL
WILDCARD PICK : FRANCESCA BENGCO
(Excluded from voting due to previous feature as Photo Of The Week, included as wildcard pick instead)
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 : PONG VIAJE
Advanced to Top 30 (Finalist) : GERSON DOMINGO
Advanced to Top 12 : JING CALONGE
Final Ranking :
JING CALONGE - 11th
(Out of 140+ entries)
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!