Our second quarter team competition for this year is the Rockband Challenge. We called on interested Bulacan-based bands to be the subjects for our shooting challenge. A total of 16 bands submitted their info and demo tracks. We then screened them and approved only 7 bands to participate in the challenge. Each band was assigned to a team, with each team also consisting of 2 or 3 Focus photographers. The 7 teams were tasked to submit 5 photo entries for judging, with one photo in square, CD cover format. The concept, schedule, location, and other details were all up to their discretion. They were given a month to do the shoot and send in their entries.
Now, we finally show you the photos that they submitted.
Our panel of awesome judges for this challenge are the following :
We asked our judges to view the teams' photos as a set (merit of all 5 photos, not just 1) and pick their Top 4, to go with comments and critique.
1st Place - 10 points
2nd Place - 6 points
3rd Place - 4 points
4th Place - 2 points
The team with the most number of points wins.
After tallying the judges' votes, the Top 3 of our Rockband Challenge :
3rd Place : 24 points (1 1st-Place vote) / TEAM HESITATIONS
2nd Place : 24 points (2 1st-Place votes) / TEAM LUNAR LIGHTS
1st Place : 26 points / TEAM KISSING SCARLET
Congratulations to the team of Brian Santos, Jehutz Santiago, and the band Kissing Scarlet composed of Angela Paculdar, Rhodel Tayag, Michael David, Markus Tanig. As our token, Focus Bulacan will help you publish your music on Spotify and other possible platforms. Of course, when that happens, your artist photo will be coming from this Rockband Challenge.
Each member of the winning team gets an extra 15 points, members of 2nd Place team get 10 bonus points, 3rd Place team gets 7 bonus points, 4th Place team (undisclosed) gets 5 bonus points, and 5th Place team (also undisclosed) gets 3 bonus points for the Photographer Of The Year competition. Participants automatically get 3 points for taking part in our Rockband Challenge.
Cheers and thanks to our guest judges for helping us pick the winners and providing insight to our participants. And to all the shooters and bands who joined and gave time and effort for this activity, including the very successful Loud & Clear gig, THANK YOU! You all rock. Literally and figuratively.
Here's how the judges voted :
1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place
MCOY FUNDALES Kissing Scarlet AJP Defying Hades Hesitations
MARK TERENCE SY Lunar Lights Kissing Scarlet Blare Defying Hades
KAREN DE LA FUENTE AJP Hesitations Lunar Lights Kissing Scarlet
KRIS ROCHA Lunar Lights Hesitations Promissory Note Kissing Scarlet
LORRAINE SANDEL Hesitations Kissing Scarlet AJP Blare
(Full comments and critique of judges will be made available to participating Focus members.)
This has definitely been a fun and memorable experience to everyone involved. A perfect way for music and photography to collaborate. Again, our appreciation and gratitude to all who made the Rockband Challenge and Loud & Clear event possible. We'll see you around!
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!