Filter Photo

This contest is sponsored by Kenko Tokina Co.,Ltd. and is open to photos that have been taken with the aid of a filter with the aim of expanding creative possibilities.
Kenko Tokina Co.,Ltd. looks forward to receiving your entries that explore the full expanse of the unknown possibilities of filters.

International Filter Photo Contest 2018
Grand Prix
“Eternal Oath” Takumi Osaka
Filter: Soft


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.

International Filter Photo Contest 2018
Jury Special Prize
"Foggy Morning" Myo Min Kywe
Filter:Graduated ND

Application period

Application period July 16, 2019 ~ October 31, 2019

International Filter Photo Contest 2018
Jury Special Prize
"1812" Yuri Pritisk
Filter:Graduated ND/Other

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Entries are restricted to unreleased and unpublished original photos for which the copyright is entirely owned by the applicant.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.

International Filter Photo Contest 2018
Jury Special Prize
"Future Express" Kazutoshi Matsuo


Grand Prix 1 500,000 yen
(or U.S. dollar equivalent to 500,000yen) *1
Jury Special Prize 4 100,000 yen
(or U.S. dollar equivalent to 100,000yen) *2
Excellent works 30 Kenko Tokina Group products worth 10,000 yen *3
*1,*2 Please note that if a winner lives in a country other than Japan, the system or procedures unique to the winner’s home country may prevent overseas remittances.  In this case, Kenko Tokina Group products of the equivalent value to the prize money will be sent instead.
*3 Prizes to be determined by the organizer

International Filter Photo Contest 2018
Jury Special Prize
"Fantasy Cosmos" Osamu Ishida