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National Geographic Channel And Canon Launch Asia-Wide EXPLORE TO INSPIRE Photo Contest

National Geographic Channel and Canon launched the Explore To Inspire Photo Contest on 1st October 2013, an Asia-wide search for Asia’s top photographers.

Held in celebration of National Geographic’s 125th anniversary, the two-month-long contest is open to all aspiring young photographers, aged 18 and above, residing in Singapore, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand or Vietnam.To enter the competition, participants are required to submit an original photograph(s) that must showcase what inspires the participants to explore. Each entry must also be accompanied by a description or an explanation (not exceeding 300 characters) of why the image inspires the participant to explore. All entries are to be submitted via the website www.exploretoinspire.com.

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The winning photographer will be presented with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III (body), and an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend the prestigious National Geographic Weekend Photography Workshop in San Francisco where they will hone their photography skills with one of the renowned National Geographic photographers from the United States. In addition, the first and second runners-up will receive a Canon EOS 6D (body) and a Canon EOS 70D (body) respectively. Reflecting both National Geographic and Canon’s objective of nurturing the photographic talent in everyone, these prizes have been carefully selected to provide budding photographers with top-end photography tools aimed at further developing both their interest and skills.

A panel of experts from both National Geographic Channel and Canon will determine the winners. The top three photographs from the contest will also be featured in the March 2014 copy of National Geographic’s Asia Edition.

“There is growing interest in photography in South and Southeast Asia and this contest is a great platform for all budding photographers to showcase their work. In line with Canon’s aim to promote the Photography Culture in the Southeast Asia region, we are pleased to work with National Geographic Channel to offer such great opportunities for the winners to further develop their love of photography,” said Mr Hideaki Nishimura, Senior Director & General Manager, Regional ICP Sales and Marketing Division, Canon Singapore Pte Ltd.

“The theme of exploration is synonymous with the National Geographic Channel and viewers are continuously inspired by our award-winning documentaries of some of the most outstanding landscapes in the world. We are delighted to once again partner Canon in the quest to find truly inspired images from photography enthusiasts,” said Mr Simeon Dawes, Senior Vice President of Advertising Sales & Partnerships Pan Regional at FOX One Stop Media.

The contest runs from 1 October to 30 November 2013.  Contest details can be found on: www.exploretoinspire.com

A summary of the awards and prizes as follows:

1st Place
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III (Body)
  • Trip to National Geographic Weekend Photography Workshop in San Francisco, US
  • Winning photo published in National Geographic magazine
1st Runner-up
  • Canon EOS 6D (Body)
  • Winning photo published in National Geographic magazine
2nd Runner-up
  • Canon EOS 70D (Body)
  • Winning photo published in National Geographic

* Information and details Courtesy of National Geographic Channel and Full Circle PR *

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