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Canon PhotoMarathon XIV Singapore – Open for registrations

The 14th edition of Canon PhotoMarathon is returning on 19th November 2016, to be held at Suntec City Convention & Exhibition Centre 401-402.

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*Although I didn’t manage to participate in year 2014, I got this shirt as a souvenir when I attended a Canon photography seminar! *

I had participated in 5 x Canon PhotoMarathons over the years 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2008. For every year that I participated in, I had a fun time and interesting experience, besides taking part in a photography competition with attractive prizes, I had a fun outing time with fellow photographer friends and catching up with other groups of photographer friends too!

I am looking forward to participate in Canon PhotoMarathon again! This is not just a photography competition, this is also a time for photographers gathering and have a fun time together taking photographs!

Photographers, spread the news and share it with your family and friends! Mark down the date, register and join in the fun at Canon PhotoMarathon XIV Singapore on 19th November 2016!

Date 19th November 2016, Saturday
Venue Suntec City Convention & Exhibition Centre 401- 402
Registration Fee $15
Event Website

http://www.canon.com.sg/photomarathon/

2017 Sony World Photography Awards Now Open for Entries

The 2017 Sony World Photography Awards are now open for entries for photographers from around the world. If you are looking at participating in photography competitions, to put yourself to the test and compete against photographers from all over the world, the Sony World Photography Awards is a photography competition that you can consider!

Here are more key details and information from the press release information below –

Created by the World Photography Organisation, 2017 marks the awards’ 10th anniversary.

In addition to the Professional, Open, Youth and Student Focus competitions, the hunt is also on to find Singapore’s best photographer in the Singapore National award.

The Sony World Photography Awards annually recognises the world’s best photography. Open to all photographers, the awards are an authoritative voice in the photographic industry that has the power to shape the careers of its winning and shortlisted photographers. Each year the competition attracts both emerging talent and established artists, and presents the world’s best photography from the last 12 months to a global audience.

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“I am deeply honoured and overwhelmed by this recognition. It’s my privilege to represent Singapore. This is such an immense inspiration to keep me pursuing my passion for photography further and further. Photography had been something to me and now it’s become everything to me. Smiling time!”Kajan Madrasmail, Winner, 2016 Singapore National Award

“Winning the Portrait category was life-changing. Professionally, winning the award helped kick-start my career.”Sophie Gamand, Winner, Professional Portrait category 2015

“Winning brought more attention to my work and I started receiving more collaboration proposals and job opportunities.”Kylli Sparre, Winner, Open Enhanced category 2014

“The award changed my life and beyond the great visibility obtained allowed me to create solid relations of friendships and professional collaborations that I otherwise would not have been able to obtain.” Andrea Roseate, 3rd Place, Professional Candid category 2016 and Italy National Award winner 2015

Photographers are welcome to enter their work for free into any of the awards’ four competitions: Professional, Open, Youth and Student Focus via www.worldphoto.org. The newly re-launched website gives a greater visual platform to the awards’ photographers and makes the entry process simpler than before.

Entries to the Singapore National Award will be taken from those with Singaporean nationality entering any of the ten Open categories.

The 2017 edition also sees new categories introduced across the all competitions aimed at challenging photographers to push their creative boundaries.

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The Sony World Photography Awards offer a wide range of benefits for its winning photographers, including:

  • The latest Sony digital imaging equipment
  • Inclusion in the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition in London
  • Inclusion in the annual Sony World Photography Awards winners book
  • USD$25,000 for the winner of the Photographer of the Year title
  • USD$5,000 for the winner of the Open competition
  • Worldwide media exposure and increased recognition

Scott Gray, CEO of World Photography Organisation, comments: “We are extremely proud to reach our 10th anniversary. Since launching in 2007 the Sony World Photography Awards has grown consistently in both size and credibility. Across the years the awards have discovered and celebrated a huge variety of photography. I am honored that emerging photographers across the world have been able to use the awards to launch their careers, and established photographers can use us to extend their networks. We are committed to challenging photographers to push their creative boundaries in the years to come.”

The 2016 Sony World Photography Awards attracted a record-breaking 230,103 entries from 186 countries. The Singapore National Award was presented to Singaporean photographer Kajan Madrasmail.

The 2017 Sony World Photography Awards shortlist will be announced on 28 February 2017, Open and National Awards winners will be revealed on 28 March 2017, and the overall winners will be announced on 20 April 2017. This includes an exhibition at Somerset House, London, running from 21 April to 7 May 2017.

2017 COMPETITION CATEGORIES – see full category descriptions here

  • Professional – Judged on a body of work
  • Art categories: Architecture, Conceptual, Landscape, Natural World, Portraiture, Still Life
  • Documentary categories: Current Affairs & News, Contemporary Issues, Daily Life, Sport
  • Open – Judged on a single shot
    • Categories: Architecture, Culture, Enhanced, Motion, Nature, Wildlife, Portraits, Still Life, Street Photography, Travel
  • Youth – For photographers aged 12 to 19, judged on a single image responding to the brief of ‘Beauty’
  • Student Focus – For photography students, judged on a single image responding to a brief

KEY DATES

  • 5 December 2016 – Student Focus competition closes
  • 5 January 2017 – Open and Youth competitions close
  • 10 January 2017 – Professional competition closes
  • 28 February 2017 – Shortlist for Professional, Open, Youth and Student Focus competitions revealed
  • 28 March 2017 – Open, Youth and National Award winners revealed
  • 20 April 2017 – Photographer of the Year plus Professional category winners and Open, Youth and Student competition winners revealed at ceremony held in London
  • 21 April to 7 May 2017 – Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House, London

*Information and Pictures Courtesy of Sony Electronics Asia Pacific and WE Communications*

Canon PhotoMarathon is back!

Canon PhotoMarathon is back! Happening in Singapore in the month of August 2015!

Take up this highly anticipated challenge to create themed masterpieces under time pressure, roving around Singapore’s breathtaking cityscape as your visual playground. Be part of the multitude of passionate photographers ready to push the limits in capturing still images.

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Date: 22 August 2015

Time: 0700 Hrs

Venue: Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Hall C

Pricing: (Open / Corporate) $15, (Student) $10

Sign-up Link: https://photomarathon.canon-asia.com/

Official Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1661316784087101/

I participated in my first Canon PhotoMarathon in the year 2008, it was a fun and interesting experience! I continued participating in the years 2011, 2012 and 2013 together with different group of friends! In the year 2014, I couldn’t participate due to business travel commitments.

Mark down the date in your calendar, register and sign up with your group of photography friends! It’s going to be a fun day of photography outing and fun, along with opportunities to learn and see from the different works, views and perspectives of many different photographers!

* Information Courtesy of Canon Singapore and Ogilvy Public Relations *

* Picture Source: Canon PhotoMarathon Singapore 2015 icon from Canon PhotoMarathon Singapore website *

National Geographic Channel and Canon announce winners of Explore To Inspire Photo Contest

A few months ago, National Geographic Channel and Canon launched an Asia wide Explore To Inspire Photo Contest and after more than 16,200 entries received for the Explore To Inspire Photo Contest, Kazi Riasat Alve (from Bangladesh) has been announced as the winner.

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First prize – “Playing in the muddy field” by Kazi Riasat Alve (Bangladesh)

Held in celebration of National Geographic’s 125th anniversary, the two-month-long contest in late 2013 was open to all aspiring young photographers, aged 18 and above, residing in 13 countries – Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand or Vietnam.

First prizewinner, Kazi Riasat Alve (Bangladesh) won judges over with an inspiring perspective of a young boy lying on his back in a muddy field, lifting one’s spirit with the quiet calm confidence of a smile, against all odds. Taken with a Canon EOS Kiss X3 and Canon 18-55mm, f/3.5-5.6 lens, Kazi captured the winning shot at Dhaka, in a school field where underprivileged children plays after school.

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From left: First runner-up “Going home” by Asep Teguh Kantyana (Indonesia) and second runner-up “Journey to the past” by Marco Tjokrosantoso (Indonesia)

Asep Teguh Kantyana and Marco Tjokrosantoso, both from Indonesia, were awarded first and second runners-up respectively. They will receive a Canon EOS 6D (body) and a Canon EOS 70D (body). The top three photographs from the contest will also be featured in the March 2014 copy of National Geographic’s Asia Edition.

A summary of the winners and prizes as follows:

1st Place

Kazi Riasat Alve (Bangladesh)

– Canon EOS 5D Mark III (Body)

– Trip to National Geographic Weekend Photography Workshop in San Francisco

– Winning photo published in National Geographic magazine

1st Runner-up

Asep Teguh Kantyana (Indonesia)

– Canon EOS 6D (Body)

– Winning photo published in National Geographic magazine

2nd Runner-up 

Marco Tjokrosantoso (Indonesia)

– Canon EOS 70D (Body)

– Winning photo published in National Geographic

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

Last call for entries: The Sony World Photography Awards

The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards that I wrote and shared about earlier in the year, is reaching the end of the competition. The submissions of entries for the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards will officially closed on on 6 January 2014 (for Open and Youth competition) and 9 January 2014 (for Professional competition). If you are still keen to submit and enter into the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, you can enter your best work and can do so for free on theWorld Photography Organisation (WPO) website. In the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards, there were 3 Singaporeans who were honoured for their works!

Organised by WPO, this annual contest is widely known as the leading global photographic awards programme, where talented photographers across many diverse fields are discovered and both professional and amateur photographers are invited to share their talents on a global stage.Locally, Singaporean amateur photographers who submit entries for any of the ten Open categories will also be automatically considered for the Singapore National Award, an award created specially to uncover and honour the top three best images shot by Singaporean photographers.

All category winners, including winners of the Singapore National Award, will receive the latest digital imaging equipment from Sony, while their photographs will be published in the 2014 edition of the Sony World Photography Awards book and exhibited at Somerset House, London from 1 -18 May 2014 as well as on the WPO website. The winner of the 2014 L’Iris d’Or/Photographer of the Year title will be presented with USD$25,000 and the Open Photographer of the Year will receive USD$5,000.

Go for it, enjoy your photography, shoot more and you might discover an outstanding work that you like a lot and submit them to the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards!

* Information above courtesy of Sony Singapore and Waggener Edstrom Worldwide *

#JumpwithSony Instagram Challenge!

Sony Xperia Z1 and Singapore Instagram users alert! There is something exciting, fun and challenging competition for you to take part in! Participate in the #JumpWithSony Instagram Challenge and be one of the top 3 selected winners to walk away with a Sony SmartWatch 2.

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Sony Instagram Challenge  (15 November – 15 December 2013)

Submit a photo of yourself and/or your friends, or even a pet, doing a jump shot taken using the Timeshift burst Application on your Xperia Z1. All entries are to be posted on Instagram together with the hashtag #JumpWithSony and #SGXperiaZ1 to be one of the three lucky winners to walk away with a SmartWatch 2. All entries submitted will be judged based on the level of creativity of both the image captured as well as its caption, and all winners will be notified and announced on 18 December 2013 via Sony Mobile SG Facebook Page.

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Sony Pop-up Booth (02 November – 10 November 2013)

In addition, Sony would like to invite you to visit the Sony Pop-up booth happening from 02 to 10 November at ION Orchard, where attendees will have the opportunity to WatchListenPlay and Create with Xperia Z1. There will also be exciting games and attractive prizes such as the SmartWatch 2 to be won.

* Information and Photographs Courtesy of Sony Singapore and Waggener Edstrom Worldwide *

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 *

CapitaLand-National Geographic Channel “Building People” Photography Competition

The fourth edition of CapitaLand-National Geographic Channel “Building People” Photography Competition  winners were announced with this afternoon on the 16th August 2013. The regional CapitaLand-National Geographic Channel “Building People” Photography Competition (Competition) from a record of over 3,000 submissions received from photography enthusiasts across the Asia Pacific including Australia, Brunei, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Organised by CapitaLand Limited (CapitaLand) and National Geographic Channel, the highly-acclaimed Competition has seen increasing popularity and year-on-year increases in submissions from photography enthusiasts across the region. The Competition introduced a duo-themed feature – “Best Building Moment” and “Best People Moment” for the first time this year.

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The prize presentation took place in conjunction with the opening ceremony of the “Building People” Photography Exhibition. The Exhibition will be held at ION Orchard  (B4, ION Station) from 7pm on 16 August to 20 August. Open to the public, the Exhibition will be a showcase of close to 400 entries including the winning entries and a selection of other entries from the Competition. Each photograph will capture the symbiotic interaction between people and CapitaLand properties as well as the best characteristics of CapitaLand’s homes, offices, shopping malls, serviced residences and mixed developments. The entries can also be viewed online at http://www.capitaland.com/inside/gallery/building-people-photo-competition-2013.

This year’s winner is Ray Ang, a Singaporean, with his winning photo titled, “Clarke Quay”, won the judges over with his well-executed photographic expression of pure delight of a child playing with a bubble-spray gun, with an iridescent soap bubble framing the Clarke Quay signage sitting atop a beautiful row of shophouses.

“Building People” Photography Seminar

Participants of the Competition attended an exclusive “Building People” Photography Seminar conducted by Mr Yamashita this morning. At the seminar, the National Geographic icon provided an overview of the competitive world of photojournalism and shared tips on how to excel as a photographer through photography angles, camera features and many examples of his thought processes. Drawing from his vast experience as a National Geographic photographer, Mr Yamashita also used examples from his portfolio to demonstrate how National Geographic photographers never seem to miss the moment by repeatedly capturing unique photographs that are able to tell stories in various perspectives.

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I attended the “Building People” Photography Seminar this morning, listened attentively to Mr Michael Yamashita, one of my inspirations in my photography journey. He’s a photojournalist that I admired greatly and he had a big influence on my photography since the day I started reading National Geographic Magazine. It was very enlightening and enriching, I will share my experiences from attending Mr Yamashita photography seminar in another post. While I wasn’t able to attend the opening ceremony of the “Building People” Photography Exhibition and Prize Presentation in the afternoon, I went there after my work in the evening and enjoyed viewing the various photographs that were on display at “Building People” Photography Seminar. It was great to see fellow photographer friends winning some  of the prizes! Congratulations to them!

Do drop by and check out “Building People” Photography Exhibition! Here are some useful information and links!

Venue: ION Orchard B4 ION Station, 2 Orchard Turn Singapore 238801

Dates: 16th to 20th August 2013

Time: 10am to 10pm Daily

Website: Capitaland-National Geographic Channel Photography Competition

** Information and details courtesy of Capitland and National Geographic Channel **

11th Canon PhotoMarathon is on 6th July 2013 !

The 11th edition of Canon PhotoMarathon is coming back on the 6th July 2013 ! An exciting and fun photography competition event in Singapore, attracting many photographers here for a competitive yet fun networking photography time! The competition themes are always very challenging and exciting, a great time to test your creativity, planning, conceptualising and shooting within a short time frame for each theme! It’s just two weeks away from the  6th of July 2013 for the 11th edition of Canon PhotoMarathon 2013 !

Canon PhotoMarathon X 2012 with 2419 participants

Photo courtesy of Canon Singapore

The biggest photo competition in the region, the Canon PhotoMarathon, is back for the 11th year! This year’s competition promises participants in both the Student or Open categories with an exciting opportunity to showcase their photography skills and win fantastic prizes, such as an 8-day expenses-paid photo clinic to Japan, hosted by professional photographer Triston Yeo.

Where: Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre Hall 401-402

When: Saturday, 6th July 2013, 7am – 8pm

Online registration fee: $10 (for both categories)

Walk-in registration fee: $15 for Open Category, $10 for Student Category

For more info: Visit http://www.canon-asia.com/photomarathon/photomarathon.html or email cpm@canon.com.sg

Reflecting back on my Canon PhotoMarathon adventures, here’s a trip back in time of my Canon PhotoMarathon participation and fun!

Canon PhotoMarathon X (2012)

Canon PhotoMarathon 2011

Canon PhotoMarathon 2008 Themes

My First Canon PhotoMarathon (2008) 

If you have not registered for Canon PhotoMarathon 2013, check out the links for more details and you can sign up online! See you there on 6th July 2013 for the 11th edition of Canon PhotoMarathon!!

2014 Sony World Photography Awards open for entries

The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards (SWPA) is now open for entries and welcomes submissions from photographers all over the world. It is organised by World Photography Organisation (WPO) and it is open to Professional, amateur, youth and student photographers. This annual contest is widely recognised as the leading global photographic awardsprogramme, where talents across many diverse fields of photography are discovered and both professional and amateur photographers are invited to share their talents on a global stage.

The winner of the 2014 L’Iris d’Or/Photographer of the Year title will be presented with USD$25,000 and the OpenPhotographer of the Year will receive USD$5,000. All category winners will receive the latest digital imaging equipment from Sony and the Student Focus winner will receive new, cutting edge Sony equipment for their university. Winning and shortlisted photographs will also be published in the 2014 edition of the Sony World Photography Awards book and exhibited at Somerset House, London.

The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards include the following competitions:

  • Professional – 15 categories judged on a series of work
  • Open – 10 categories judged on a single image
  • Youth – three categories for photographers under 20
  • Student Focus – for higher education photography students aged 18-30

The Open and Youth competition will close for entries at 23.59 GMT on Monday 6 January 2014 with the exception of the Professional competition which will close at 23.59 GMT on Thursday 9 January 2014.  A list of categories can be found in the notes to editors below.

The key dates for the 2014 awards are:

  • 6 December 2013 – Student Focus competition closes
  • 6 January 2014 – Open and Youth competition close
  • 9 January 2014 – Professional competition closes
  • 4 February 2014 – shortlist for Professional, Open and Youth competitions revealed
  • 18 February 2014 – Student Focus shortlist announced
  • 18 March 2014 – Open and Youth winners revealed
  • 31 March 2014 – Outstanding Contribution to Photography recipient announced
  • 30 April 2014 – L’Iris d’Or/Photographer of the Year plus Professional category winners and Open, Youth and Student Focus Photographers of the Year revealed at gala awards ceremony held in London
  • 1 May to end-May 2014– 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House, London

Further details about the Sony World Photography Awards and the World Photography Organisation can be found atwww.worldphoto.org.

Whether you are a professional, amateur, youth or student photographer, this would be a great opportunity to put yourself to the test and learn more about your photography, styles and improve by taking part in competitions such as the Sony World Photography Awards. By participating in photography competitions, we can also learn and improve from observing other fellow photographers styles, perspectives and views. Do drop by Sony World Photography Awards website and enter the competition!

Information above courtesy of Sony Singapore and Waggener Edstrom Worldwide.