International Filter Photo Contest 2021 has started!

Jul 2, 2021

From August 2nd, 2021, Kenko Tokina Co., Ltd. (Head office: Tokyo; President: Toru Yamanaka) has started accepting applications for International Filter Photo Contest 2021 - an international competition that aims to reward those photographers whose works enhance the creative and unbound possibilities of photographic filters.

Application period: from August 2, 2021 – October 31, 2021

In order to get a better idea of the contest, get inspired by previous awarded works, and jump to the main application page, please access the special web site created for the contest: FILTER ZONE. Discover the artistic potential of photographic filters and challenge your creativity!

At FILTER ZONE you will find all the necessary information about themes, qualifications, jury members, prizes, prize announcements, sponsors and partner companies of the contest.

Winners' announcement and notification: The winners of the International Filter Photo Contest 2021 will be announced on FILTER ZONE in February 2022.

We hope that you will enjoy participating in our contest and we are looking forward to receiving your best shots!

Learn more and apply for the contest


As a part of Kenko Tokina Co., Ltd., Tokina has an optical manufacturing tradition that dates back to 1950s. Tokina specializes in high-quality lenses for today's digital single lens reflex (DSLR) and mirrorless cameras.

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