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19 June 2017

International Filter Photo Contest, 2017 Scholarship Positions 2017 2018




It’s our pleasure to announce that Kenko Tokina Co., Ltd. will be holding the International Filter Photo Contest 2017-2018 in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of our company. The contest is open to entries of photographs taken using a filter with the aim of highlighting the creative possibilities that filters provide. As part of our 60th anniversary celebrations, the contests will be held twice this year, with one competition for the spring/summer season and the other for the autumn/winter season. This website has been launched to announce applications are now being accepted for the spring/summer competition. We look forward to receiving a great many entries that explore the unbounded possibilities that filters provide.

Theme

Photos that make effective use of filters.

  • Filters may be from any manufacturer.
  • Filters such as protectors whose effects cannot be seen in the photograph are not permitted.
  • Photos that have been heavily edited using retouching software (color swap, etc.) cannot be accepted.

Application Qualification

  • The competition is open to anyone regardless of age, gender or nationality.
  • Entries are restricted to unreleased and unpublished original photos for which the copyright is entirely owned by the applicant. Photos that have won prizes or are being screened in other competitions are not eligible. (Photos that have been entered in another competition but have not been awarded a prize are eligible.) Photos that have been published in non-commercial publications such as club exhibitions for which the photography was not remunerated, or websites operated by individuals are eligible.
  • Entries will be disqualified if the sponsor deems that the subject matter is in breach of the law, public order and morals, or the purpose of this contest.
  • Applicants who are under the age of 18 must obtain approval of their parent or guardian before applying. If an applicant is under the age of 18, it will be assumed they have already obtained approval of a parent or guardian.

Application Procedure:

You can find the application form for the 2017-2018 Filter Photo Contest spring/summer session on this website. Please fill out the mandatory fields and send the image data using the application form.

  • Image data captured and processed with digital still cameras, and image data captured on a film camera and then scanned and processed using a computer.
  • Images can be either color or black and white, but must be captured using a filter.
  • Photos treated or processed using computer software cannot be accepted.
  • Image data must be JPEG format. Image files must be between 1 MB to 10 MB in size. Files larger than 10 MB must be compressed.

Prizes

Application period

April 1 ~ September 30, 2017

Scholarship Link

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