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The International Filter Photo Contest Returns for 2019

- 5 years ago

The International Filter Photo Contest [IFPC] is returning for a 2019 programme, celebrating its 9th outing after launching in 2009 and strives to recognise photographic works that show creative use of photographic filters.

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The contest, sponsored by Hoya, Cokin, Kenko and Formatt-Hitech filters intend to draw the greatest shots from all over the globe and, as with previous competitions, the images submitted will be judged by well-known photographers from 4 separate countries.

There will be one ‘Grand Prize’ of Yen 500,000 Yen, which will be awarded to the overall winner. There will also be a ‘Judges Special Prize’ presented, of 100,000 Yen along with 30 ‘Excellent Work’ prizes of 10,000 Yen-worth of Kenko-Tokina group products.

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How to enter

Entries are open from now until 31st October 2019 with the following guidelines

  • Photos submitted should make effective use of camera filters
  • Filters used 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 cannot be accepted

Winners of the International Filter Photo Contest 2019 will be announced at in February 2020 as well as at the annual CP+ Asian Camera Show 2020 in Japan.

For full details, terms and previous winners, TAP HERE

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Simon Skinner

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Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.