Thanks to our guest judge Maureen Santos for voting with us. This one was literally and figuratively a photo finish. Here are the Top 3 of our SIGNS theme contest :
3rd Place : 21 points (8 votes) / Entry 10 / LHEO HALILI
2nd Place : 21 points (8 votes including 1st Place vote by Guest Judge) / Entry 4 / JOEL DOMINGO
1st Place : 22 points (11 votes) / ENTRY 9 / NICO SAN PEDRO
In many ways, this was a contest different from all the others we've had. This is the first time that all the entries received at least one vote. Second, this is by far the tightest in terms of margin of victory. Three entries were tied for first place late in the voting period, and it took the very last vote to break the tie. First to fifth place were separated by only 2 points, and first to seventh place were separated by no more than 4 points.
Finally, this is the first contest that was won by a Focus Bulacan applicant (not yet an approved official member). CONGRATULATIONS TO NICO SAN PEDRO! Determination definitely pays off.
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.
March 2015 Theme Contest "Signs" Entries (Click thumbnails to view photos in full)
Voting Period : 21-27 March 2015
Votes can be viewed at Facebook comment box below.
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!