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Road to Formula DRIFT Amateur Photographer Contest 2013

The Round to Formula DRIFT Amateur Photography Contest – 2013

We’re proud to announce the Formula DRIFT Amateur Photographer contest has returned for its second year! Last year, we had over 50 entries through 4 intense rounds of very creative and thoughtful photos to pick one winner to join us track side at Formula DRIFT Seattle! This time, we’re doing it again, but making it much harder!

Want to feel the rush of the best drift cars in the world passing you by? Or maybe take the next best photo and get yourself recognized?  Starting now and for the first 4 rounds of Formula DRIFT, NWMotiv.com will give an amateur photographer the chance to shoot with us, trackside, at Formula Drift Round 5 – Seattle on July 19-20, 2013.

Compete head-to-head versus other photographers in our four shooting challenges, and the photographer with the most points after round four will be invited by us, NWMotiv.com, to shoot Formula DRIFT Round 5.  It’s no secret that approved photographers for the drift series are being cut, so be among the best and learn firsthand what it takes!

HOW IT WORKS:

Review the THEME & TECHNIQUE for the round and submit your photo before the deadline shown, one entry per person. Your submitted photo should follow the theme and demonstrate the technique provided in order to achieve the highest score possible. NWMotiv Editorial Staff, Josh Mackey and Armin Ausejo, will judge each photo on a points scale. Additionally, these photos will be posted to Facebook for additional public votes. For every 10 likes a photo receives on our gallery, an extra point is added to the totalMOST IMPORTANT RULE: DO NOT SUBMIT DRIFT PHOTOS. 

Contestant RND 1  RND 2 RND 3 RND4 TOTAL
Jesse Smith 49 54 48 52 203
Ross Perkins 43 47 32 38 160
Aaron Hilado 34 37 21 34 126
Esteban Martinez 15 35 37 28 115
Zachary Wingfield 31 48 32 0 111
Daniel Newkirk 14 36 29 18 97
Ken Arnold 26 22 30 17 95
Anthony Sena 33 25 26 0 84
Jessica Crosbie 0 41 42 0 83
Tamara March 24 29 0 0 53
Scyan By 16 13 22 0 51
Brendan Bannister 46 0 0 0 46
Guy Fealey 0 38 0 0 38
Ryan Kern 18 20 0 0 38
Tim Oram 27 0 0 0 27

RULES:

An Amateur Photographer as defined by this contest is a photographer that has not shot a Formula DRIFT/D1 event EVER. You MUST own a digital SLR camera. Each shot you submit must be your own; you must own the legal rights to it.

All photos submitted should be original photos, not old, previous shot images or new edits.

You are not required to be from the Northwest, but you must provide your own transportation and/or lodging if you are traveling. Points are cumulative and you must enter all 4 rounds to win. 

You agree to allow NWMotiv and Formula DRIFT to promote your photos online through their website and/or social media outlets. Last, but most important, this is an invite, we reserve the right to revoke it. The final contest winner will be held to the highest standards of professionalism and any acts that tarnish the image of either brand will be met with swift punishment.

Round 1 – Theme: Retro/Vintage Processing – Technique: Bokeh
Submission Deadline: Friday, April 12, 2013 at 5PM PST
Submissions are now closed.

Round 2 – Theme: Colors – Technique: Low Light
Submission Deadline: Friday, May 10, 2013 at 5PM PST
Submissions are now closed.

Round 3 – Theme: Motion – Technique: Slow Shutter Day Time
Submission Deadline: Friday, May 31, 2013 at 5PM PST
Submissions are now closed.

Round 4 – Theme: Anything But Drifting - Technique: Panning
Submission Deadline: Friday, June 21, 2013 at 5PM PST
Submissions are now closed.