Calling all shutterbugs

Art May 15, 2017 12:00

By The Nation

Canon Inc is now inviting entries from professional and amateur camera users worldwide for its New Cosmos of Photography 2017 photo competition.

Now in its 40th edition, the contest will select seven Excellence Award winners and 14 Honourable Mention Award winners win July and later in November name the Grand Prize winner selected from the seven Excellence Award-winning entries.

The Grand Prize winner will receive one million yen (Bt305,5000 in prize money and a Canon product, and his/her works will be showcased in a solo exhibition at the New Cosmos of Photography Exhibition 2018 in Tokyo. 

The winners of the Excellence Award will each receive 200,000 yen prize money while the Honourable Mention Award winners will each go home with 30,000 yen. The works of winners of these both awards will be published in the next issue of the New Cosmos of Photography Magazine and on its website.

Interested person can apply as an individual or a group at the New Cosmos of Photography homepage The same person may not enter simultaneously as an individual and a group. Application is free.

Works can be submitted by post or online in digital forms (still images/ videos). Entries are limited to original photographic works that have not been selected for awards or distinctions in other contests or competitions. Works submitted to other contests or competitions that are still being judged may not be entered in this contest.

The image size of each photograph should be 1200x1600 pixels or larger. Up to 1,000 MB can be uploaded. The recommended file format is JPEG with a resolution of 72 dpi. The total file size of the video cannot exceed 1,000 MB. The only format accepted is MP4.

Entries will be accepted until June 8 and the submission period runs through June 15. Submissions postmarked or picked up by a courier on the final day will be accepted. Online submissions will be accepted until 23.59 (Japan time) on the final day.