Crossing Bridges 11 - 2014 Autumn Colors of Korea


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Hello everyone,


For those of you who have not heard of the annual Crossing Bridges project (now into its 11th year) please go to these links for more information

http://www.crossingbridges.org/

and here

http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=179


This is what we did LAST YEAR in Singapore during Crossing Bridges 10

[video=youtube;96hmHJniHYk]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96hmHJniHYk[/video]

The PPK (Professional Photographers of Korea Association) are host organizers of Crossing Bridges 11 this year. They have just finished putting together a week-long programme

This thread is a call-out for Clubsnappers to form Team Singapore
Slots are limited to 16 participants from Clubsnap.

Details are as follows:



1 to 7 November 2014 + optional side trip to Hong Kong from 7 to 10 November after Crossing Bridges 11


7 Days and 6 Nights in Korea ....... (optional additional 4 days + 3 nights in HK/Shenzhen)

Cost : S$950 nett per pax for KOREA LAND PORTION (optional HK side trip at your own cost-sharing basis)


Flight to Korea : Can book as a group or you book on your own (more info on this once Team Singapore is formed up)

Start Location of Crossing Bridges 11: South Korea starting at Incheon

Theme : Autumn Colors of Korea

Locations Covered :

Incheon, Jeongsun, Samcheok, Kyungju, Cheongju and Seoul

Distance covered : about 1000km

Expected Participating countries

Korea
Singapore
Indonesia
Malaysia
Vietnam
Philippines
Sri Lanka
PRC China
Taiwan China



Participation fees include:

6 nights accomodation

All Meals

Airport Shuttle

Land Transportation

Models’ Fees

Prizes and other Gifts


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Interested persons please prepare a non-refundable deposit of S$200
Mode of deposit payment is the same as the last 10 years
Do a Bank Transfer or ibanking transfer to POSBank Savings Account 021-12076-6



DO NOT SEND ANY DEPOSIT YET !!!
FIRST.... PM ME YOUR SERIOUS INTEREST
SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL BE INFORMED VIA PM
THEN, A NOTICE TO PUT UP THE DEPOSIT BY A CERTAIN DEADLINE WILL BE GIVEN TO SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS
Selection Criteria ..... see the FAQ below
 

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FAQ

Who normally attends Crossing Bridges?


Past participants have come from the ranks of both professionals and keen amateurs WITH A SENSE OF CREATING NEW FRIENDSHIPS with other like minded photographers from different countries around Asia.

This is because the ultimate aim of each Crossing Bridges trip is to ....... create and cross bridges .... across different cultures and photography backgrounds

Participants are selected not only on their photography aptitudes but also on their passion, open-mindedness and personalities


Will meals cater for Muslims, vegetarians, no-beef diets?

The organizers are able to cater for vegetarians and those on a no-beef or NO PORK diet . BUT UNFORTUNATELY they cannot cater for Halal certified meals

I can just DIY a trip like this with my own friends at another date ?

Sure, its a free world and there is no secret on the itinerary..... if its PURELY photography, sightseeing, eating and nothing else, then going to Crossing Bridges is NOT for you

Will we be doing all the popular stuff while in Korea?

Some items/locales will be iconic BUT the mandate to the organizers is to keep AWAY from the usual beaten tourist paths and to SHOWCAsE the REAL Korea to participants

I hear that EVERY YEAR sleep deprivation is common throghout the entire trip?

Yes.....dont expect too much sleep ....... most years participants get about 4 to 6 hours of sleep daily. Early move-outs for sunrises..... late night sharing and discussions .... updating of personal logs and social media.... these are the main culprits

Can I sign up with my wife or GF ?


NO sorry wives and GFs/BFs are not allowed ..... book a seperate holiday with your wife or GF

Can female photographers participate?


Many female photographers from Singapore and other countries participate in Crossing Bridges. And many of them shoot better and often haul more equipment than the guys

Whats the most important things I should bring along for Crossing Bridges if I am selected?


a. a sunny character in constant friend-making mode
b. ability to laugh and joke around is IMPORTANT
c. an Open Mind

Whats the selection criteria that is used to pick successful participants?

TOP MOST is your participation history in Clubsnap community
Participants will be a mix of past attendees and first-timers to Crossing Bridges (usually 40/60 ratio)
 

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Are there assignments, homework etc etc during the trip ?

Yes there is usually a country introduction on the opening night ceremonies where participants from each country are to put up a combined slide show of images introducing their country

See below for example

[video=youtube;YNgQC6eeURY]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNgQC6eeURY[/video]

During the trip itself there is usually a running competition where results are announced on the Closing Night with winners and prizes eg. Crossing Bridges 10 last year had the entire group split into different random teams to submit a team slideshow with the theme Singapore Through My Eyes where prizes were given out
 

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Other sample clips from previous editions of Crossing Bridges

[video=youtube;zK64Wzo1M1c]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zK64Wzo1M1c[/video]
 

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Crossing Bridges 8 in Vietnam

[video=youtube;mMgpa-acXCA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMgpa-acXCA[/video]
 

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Successful applicants will be notified end March

So far received 14 very well respected names ......
 

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Full video of Crossing Bridges 10 - 2013 put together by Indonesian forum fotografer.net

[video=youtube;jniu1N0NMUA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jniu1N0NMUA[/video]
 

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I spent the last 3 weeks working on almost 100 applications going through each and every applicant's history in Clubsnap

I wish that I can bring at least 60-70 of you guys but spaces are limited

I did however manage to negotiate for additional slots and in the end got 24

To those that did not make the list I apologize to each of you, my advise is to participate more in the community and stay encouraged for next year.... most likely a Sri Lankan odessy in 2015

If any of the 24 selected participants for Team Singapore drop out , I will do ANOTHER call for replacement.

This list of almost 100 applications , save for the lucky 24, will be dissolved.

I will be sending a PM to the 24 chosen photogs with instructions and requests for personal details. Please respond by 1 MAY LATEST

If there is no response by 1 May 23.59hrs I assume that you have changed your mind about participating.... no hard feelings and open up the vacated slot for others.


thanks everyone ...... go check your PM Inbox in an hour time
 

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PMs have been sent out to successful applicants

If you have not received a PM, then my deepest apologies for not having been selected this year
 

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Thank you to those who have paid up their deposits and given me their data required

Reminder deposit deadline is by NEXt FRidAY 2 May



Thanks !
 

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See you gys at FUNAN IT MALL this friday 2 May 7pm food court area :)

those who have not paid their deposits please do so ASAP and PM me the data I have asked for thanks !
 

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Due to additional allocations from Korea , 3 slots have opened up PM me if keen closing by end May
 

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