58 exhibit photos. Each deserving to be viewed by the public, but which ones are their favorites? And starting this year, we invited a guest judge to pick out his favorite among the rest. Here are the winners of the People's Choice and the Juror's Choice contests of our Kwentong Kenyo exhibit last July 16 and 17.
We provided ballots to exhibit goers who wanted to vote. More than 1,700 votes were cast. Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote for their favorite photo.
(We will pick five voters who will each win 300-pesos worth of gift certificates from
Boufé Botique and a Kwentong Kenyo shirt by Grey Label)
Here's the Top Five of our People's Choice voting :
5th Place : "Jayvee Calayag, Mangangalakal" by Alih Viaje
4th Place (tie) : "Concepcion dela Cruz, Pigeon Caretaker" by Joey Ramos
4th Place (tie) : "Leo dela Cruz, Pedicab Driver" by Mark Anthony de Leon
3rd Place : "Danny Fajardo, Public School Teacher" by Amen Alcoriza
2nd Place : "Lou Jason Fausto, Tattoo Artist" by Celine Villafuerte
1st Place : "Alter Dondon Bernal, Swimming Instructor" by Chi Lopez
Congratulations, Chi! For the second time in three years, your photo was the People's Choice in our exhibit. Kudos to the rest of the Top 5, as well!
Our exhibit opening's guest of honor Ronald Jayme - Manila Bulletin's Picture Perfect section editor - was also tasked to select the Juror's Choice. After careful thought, he picked the photo below...
Juror's Choice : "Ricardo Calzo, Gardener/Businessman" by Julius Calzo
Julius Calzo's portrait of his father, Ricardo, doing his routine at his garden, was our Juror's Choice. Congratulations, Julius! Present at the awarding was the Calzo family. A happy and proud moment before the Kwentong Kenyo exhibit ended.
Cheers to Focus photographers who were part of the exhibit, especially to those whose photos stood out. We'll do it again next year! :)
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!