The Road to Formula DRIFT: An Amateur Photographer Contest


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The Road to Formula DRIFT

an Amateur Photographer Contest

Do you think you have the talent to compete against the best photographers in racing’s most popular new sport? and Formula DRIFT are proud to give you that chance!

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, will give an amateur photographer the chance to shoot with us, trackside, at Formula Drift Round 5 – Seattle.

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,, to shoot Formula DRIFT Round 5.  It’s no secret that approved photographers for the drift series are being cut, be among the best and learn firsthand what it takes!

How it works:
Review the theme for the round and submit your photo before the deadline shown, one entry per person. Each photo will be judged on a points scale by NWMotiv Editorial Staff, Josh Mackey and Armin Ausejo. 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 total.

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. You are not required to be from the Northwest, but you must provide your own transportation and/or lodging if you are traveling. 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, final contest winner will be held to the highest standards of professionalism, any acts that tarnish the image of either brand will be met with swift punishment.

Let’s Go!

Round 1 – Photo Theme: Ominous – Deadline April 6, 2012

Click here to register

Formula DRIFT RD4 Photo Contest


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As many of you have heard or seen or even been lucky enough to witness in person during the Round 4: All In event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this past weekend during the tandem battle between Ryan Tuerck and Katsuhiro Ueo contact between the 2 cars was made and Tuerck’s Mobil 1 / Gardella Racing Pontiac Solstice performed now the infamous “bunny hop.” All 4 tires left the ground in dramatic fashion and Tuerck was able to continue on his way to battle it through the competition.

During the competition Formula DRIFT decided that a unique action sequence like this must of been captured with photo or video. An announcement was made by the voice of Formula D, Jarod DeAnda for all fans and media members that were able to capture this unique moment to submit the photo to Formula D for a chance to win a prize. The FD Twitter page also was going crazy with submissions and fans wanting to see more.

So due to popular demand here is the 1st Formula DRIFT Photo Contest. Formula DRIFT has teamed up with Fatlace F/Stop Channel to award 1 winner with a Fatlace Package. The winning submission will also be featured in an upcoming Formula DRIFT ad in Super Street, Modified, and Import Tuner. Submissions will be narrowed down and judged by Formula DRIFT official photographer and director of photography for Fatlace, J.Martinez.

For those that haven’t seen any footage here is a quick video submitted by a fan.

Here are the first round of submissions:

Submission #1 Clinton Lum –


More Photos after the jump
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