Monday, August 20, 2007


Now, here's an exciting photo contest that I found out from
Shutter Box Philippines:

Sponsored by the New York Institute of Photography, the contest's
overall theme is hometown -- the place where you currently reside or have lived or were born.

One of its four categories is Local Music, which I wonder if perhaps, I could submit the photo above. The other categories are Main Street, Faces in the Crowd, and Pets and Wildlife.

The winner in each contest category will receive a Nikon D-40x digital camera with two Nikkor lenses (18-55mm, 55-200mm), a $1000 retail value, and a Lensbaby 3G. The grand prize winner, on the other hand, will receive a 5-day trip to NYIP's hometown, New York City.

It is an international contest and therefore, open to all amateur and emerging professional photographers from anywhere. There is no entry fee, payment or purchase required. Contest duration is from July 9, 2007 to September 9, 2007.

As in any photo contest, all entries must be the contestant's original work -- either in color or black and white, and taken with any type of camera. Entries must be submitted digitally on in JPG or TIF format and
as low resolution files to prevent unauthorized copying or appropriation of the photograph. Full size files and/or photographic transparencies or negatives will be requested from selected finalists.

For more information, visit Shutter Box Philippines.


posted by Señor Enrique at 10:12 AM


Blogger ladybug said...

Hey, I read about this too! I would love to get my hands on the Nikon d40x...hahaha. Unfortunately, my spirit is willing but my flesh is weak.

August 20, 2007 2:21 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Remember, Ladybug, there's such a thing as a "beginner's luck." And this contest gives you four chances to win a Nikon D40x.

Check out what you my submit as entries in any of the following four categories:


1) Main Street

What does your hometown look like? Is it a desert setting, an imposing skyline, or a single stoplight? We want you to show us the landscapes and landmarks that capture the heartbeat of your town. Your Main Street submission could depict the Taj Mahal, your general store, or the natural beauty that surrounds you.

2) Faces in the Crowd

Who are the people that you see in your hometown? Nothing captures a place like the people who live there. Your Faces In The Crowd submission could depict children at play, a holiday parade, or it could be a portrait of your grandmother. We want to see the people who give your hometown its character.

3) Pets and Wildlife

How are animals a part of your life? You may appreciate the beauty of a herd of grazing zebra from afar or consider a special dog or cat to be part of your family. Send us pictures that capture the way that animals, both wild and domesticated, fit into the environment in which you live.

4) Local Music

What is the soundtrack of your community? Do you dance to the beat of African drums, tap your toes to the rhythm of a jazz band, or lose yourself to the emotions conveyed by a classical aria? Whether you listen to sambas or saxophones, show us the way that music fuels the spirit of the place you call home.


I've witnessed a few photo contests in which absolute neophytes were able to clinch the top prizes, Ladybug! So, just have fun and enter ... hey, you never know :)

August 20, 2007 3:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

some fine prizes, good luck!

August 20, 2007 4:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's worth a try, the main prize is really good plus of course the distinction of winning an international tilt.

The pic of the band above is really dramatic with the lightning in the foreground adding mystic to it...

August 20, 2007 4:14 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

You have some pretty cool pics of your town that you ought to submit, Luke.

August 20, 2007 5:54 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thanks, Major Tom! That bright light came on at regular intervals and of different colors. I simply timed my shot to get the desired color and effect I wanted.

Everyone ought to join this contest even for just the fun of it. Besides, it doesn't cost anything :)

August 20, 2007 5:58 PM  

Blogger Sidney said...

Ok, let's do it but we compete with the whole world...

August 21, 2007 5:44 AM  

Blogger punkiliciousss said...

i'm always thankful for your eager beaverness in updating us with contests and other announcements! gracias senyor!

and thank you also for the warm welcome back! glad to have time for blogging and photography again!

August 21, 2007 5:46 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

I'd expect you to keep the momentum going on Sidney by joining this constest :)

Don't think of it as competing against the world; rather, as a challenge to your ability to present your hometown in the best of light as much as possible :)

August 21, 2007 8:20 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Yes, you've been gone away long enough, Punkiliciousss. It's time to get back to posting your pics and stories again ... hehehe!

I'd love for all our fellow bloggers and photography enthusiasts to win in all these photo contests. Why not? We're all creative and talented enough naman, di ba? So, join ka din, ha?

August 21, 2007 8:30 AM  

Blogger Unknown said...

Hi Senor Enrique!

Thanks for the information about the photo contest. :)

would really love to visit New York it has been on my list of places to visit for the longest time.

August 21, 2007 9:19 AM  

Blogger Senorito<- Ako said...

You have the lensbabies ba ? or do you just blur the edges of your pix ? :)

August 21, 2007 10:10 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Wouldn't it be grand, Daisy, for you to actualize your dream to visit NYC through winning a photo contest? Hehehe!

You have some awesome pictures that you can use as entries for this contest.

Good luck :)

August 21, 2007 2:13 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

I don't use lensbabies, S.A. The soft blurs on my pics were through Picasa2 only :)

Ny the way, I'm moving here the recent two comments you posted on my earthquake entry:

Senorito<- Ako said...


August 21, 2007 12:47 PM

Senorito<- Ako said...

Here's how I found out about him.

August 21, 2007 12:49 PM

Thanks for the URLs!

Amazing photographs :)

August 21, 2007 2:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for this lead, Senor Enrique.

I'd like to give it a try. I need a new dSLR camera. :-)

August 21, 2007 6:36 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

You must submit entries, Jayred. You have four chances to win that new dSLR, which I heard so many good things about.

Good luck :)

August 21, 2007 7:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks, Senor Enrique. :-)

Can I post pics of my Swiss hometown? (The rules did say past or current hometown, right?) I would have preferred to send digital pics of Las Pinas if only I have them (the Bamboo Organ Church is really a great subject).

I like your church pic. It's already a winning entry to me. ;-)

August 22, 2007 4:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

ahhh, might give it a try. let's see.

August 22, 2007 11:53 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thanks, Jayred.

Yes, I'm sure you can submit entries of photographs you've taken in Switzerland; I bet you have some lovely ones since it offers an abundance of photogenic sceneries.

August 23, 2007 7:20 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Good luck, Belle!

August 23, 2007 7:21 AM  

Blogger  gmirage said...

Questions Senor, are we allowed to Submit only one photo? I havent read it in shutterbox yet but I will...I'm gonna give it a shot(no pun)...

And please, if it wont be much to ask please vote for my daughter in this contest:


August 23, 2007 1:54 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

I think you're allowed more than one entry per category, G. Mirage. Yes, you must join the fun. Good Luck!

What a cute girl you got! An artist, too!

How do you cast a vote?

August 23, 2007 2:37 PM  

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