Japanese Chinese
Examination result announcement
Application period : December 31,2009
This contest is sponsored by Kenko and is open to photos that have been taken with the aid of a filter with the aim of expanding creative possibilities. Kenko and the four international photographers who comprise the panel of judges look forward to receiving your entries that explore the full expanse of the unknown possibilities of filters.
Theme : Photos that make effective use of filters.
(The filters used may be from any manufacturer.)
How do filters work?
prerequisites :
Anyone who has a photo taken with a filter can enter the contest, regardless of age, gender or nationality.
*1  Entries are restricted to unreleased and unpublished original photos for which the copyright is entirely owned by the applicant. Photos that have won prizes in other contests or are being screened elsewhere are not eligible. (Photos that have been entered in another contest 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.
*2  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.
*3  Interested people who are under the age o f 18 are requested to first obtain the approval of their parent or guardian before applying. If an applicant is under the age of 18, we assume that they have the approval of their parent or guardian.

Application procedure: application with a photo in the form of image data
Photo in the form of image data: images captured with digital still cameras and stored as image data, and images captured with film cameras, scanned, and stored as image data.
Applications are open to image data of both types, both in color or black and white, as long as the photos were taken using a filter.
Photos treated or processed using computer software are not eligible.
Judges : Shin Yoshino (a Japanese photographer)/Rob Shepperd (an American photographer)/Peter Godry (a German photographer)/Hei Ming(a Chinese photographer)
Prizes :
Title Number of prize-winners Prize
Grand Prize 1 Kenko Group products worth 500,000 yen
Shin Yoshino Prize 2 Kenko Group products worth 100,000 yen
American Photographer Prize 2 Kenko Group products worth 100,000 yen
German Photographer Prize 2 Kenko Group products worth 100,000 yen
Chinese Photographer Prize 2 Kenko Group products worth 100,000 yen
Selected Works Prize 30 Kenko Group products worth 20,000 yen
Special Merit Prize 100 Kenko Group products worth 10,000 yen
Sponsor : Kenko Co., Ltd.    partner company : Nippon Camera Co., Ltd.
Support companies :
Fujifilm Corporation, Fujifilm Imaging Co., Ltd., Hoya Filters Cokin S.A., LEE Filters, Tokina Co., Ltd. and Slik Corporation
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