Ricoh Theta + App Contest for Ricoh Theta Users: Post Your 360° Images With #theta360 and #theta360contest Via the New THETA+ App Before Sept.30, 2015

Thu September 3, 2015

Ricoh recently released THETA+, an app that makes it easy to edit spherical images shot on a RICOH THETA and post them on Instagram.

Ricoh invites you to post your favorite 360° images on Instagram.

  • Please post them with #theta360 and the contest hashtag, #theta360contest.


  • Prize winners for the five best entries amongst the works submitted will be awarded a RICOH THETA original sticker and tote bag.
  • The works will also be introduced on this website and on SNS.

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Nikon: “Life is an AWDVENTURE” Sweepstakes for United States & District of Columbia: Register & Enter Before 11:59 p.m. ET on September 15, 2015

Wed September 2, 2015

The following video presents Nikon 1 AW1 Product Tour:

Capture stunning images anywhere life takes you. Waterproof, Shockproof and Freeze-proof, you’ll never miss the perfect shot again. Photography has never been so easy.

Nikon invites you to participate in the “Life is an AWDVENTURE” Sweepstakes.

  • The Life is an Awdventure Sweepstakes is a promotion sponsored by Nikon Inc. and the State of Texas Office of Economic Development that offers participants the chance to win a new Nikon 1 AW1 camera kit along with one of two trips to Texas for 6 days and 5 nights.
  • The Sweepstakes is open and offered only to legal residents of the United States and District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age and older and the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence as of date of entry. Void where prohibited. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.
  • “Life is an AWDVENTURE” Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on September 15, 2015.

Enter the Life is an AWDVENTURE Sweepstakes

Get ready to take the photos of a lifetime. Win a trip for two to grandiose Texas and the Nikon 1 AW1 camera kit with two lenses and accessories. The Nikon 1 AW1 is the world’s first waterproof, shockproof interchangeable lens digital camera—it’s built for all life’s awesomeness.

Image Courtesy of Nikon

Image Courtesy of Nikon


Nikon 1 AW1 camera 2 lens kit and WU-1B Wireless Adapter

Nikon 1 AW1 camera 2 lens kit and WU-1B Wireless Adapter

The Grand Prize consists of one (1) Nikon 1 AW1 2 lens kit, one (1) Nikon 1 Silicone Jacket, one (1) EN-EL20 Battery, one (1) AN-N3000 Water Resistant Neck Strap, and one (1) WU-1B Wireless Adapter, (collectively, the “Camera Package”).

  • The Approximate Retail Values (“ARV”) of the Camera Package is $1,200.
  • In addition, the Two Grand Prize winners will receive a trip package supplied by the State of Texas Office of Economic Development and Tourism to one (1) of the following Texas locations: (1) to the Big Bend area of Texas or (1) to South Padre Island, Texas.


Trip Package Prizes: The following two (2) Grand Prize Trips will be awarded (1 to the Big Bend area of Texas and 1 to South Padre Island, Texas):
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Panasonic Press Conference for IFA 2015 on September 2 + Panasonic Live@IFA Winning Game for European Economic Area & Switzerland: Register Before 23:59 CEST September 20

Tue September 1, 2015

The following video presents The new Lumix G7 – Never miss a moment with 4K Photo:

The new Lumix G7 – The One introducing 4K to everyone.

Formerly the preserve of professional filmakers and photographers, the Lumix G7 is opening up the world of 4K to everyone. Whether you’re making movie memories to last a lifetime, or taking amazing stills from your 4K footage, the G7 is changing photography, for good.

Your chance to win with Panasonic

Join our special IFA competition until the 20.09.2015 and save your chance to win one of these fantastic Panasonic-Highlights. Don’t lose time and with a little bit of luck one of these amazing products will soon be yours!

Register now at and have the chance to win one of the 11 prizes Panasonic is giving away. The prizes include:

Panasonic Wearable Camera HX-A1, black

Panasonic Wearable Camera HX-A1, black

Panasonic DMC-FZ300

Panasonic DMC-FZ300

Panasonic DMC-G7, silver

Panasonic DMC-G7, silver


Participants must be at least 18 years old and reside within the EEA (European Economic Area) and Switzerland.

  • No purchase or admission fee is necessary to participate.

The winners will be selected at random from all participants who registered in the period of 17. August 2015 (from 12:00 CEST) until 20. September 2015 (until 23:59 CEST).

…The winner agrees that their name will be published on Panasonic owned websites…

German law applies.

Data Protection:

  1. Responsible data controller is Panasonic Marketing Europe GmbH, Hagenauer Str. 43, 65203 Wiesbaden, GERMANY;
  2. Purposes of data collection: Data will be collected, processed and stored for the sole purpose of the competition. If the participant consented into the reception of product information and special offers from Panasonic, the types of data listed above will also be collected, processed and stored for such purpose. Data of already existing customers will be compared and updated with the provided data of this winning game.
  3. Types of data collected: Salutation, first name and last name, date of birth, postal address, country of residence and e-mail address.
  4. All data will be deleted 7 days after the competition is terminated, unless such data is necessary for the reception of product information and special offers from Panasonic. Such data will be deleted upon revocation of the consent. This revocation should be addressed to the Panasonic Organization of your country.

Please read the full Terms and Conditions Live@IFA Winning Game at

Good Luck! / Bonne Chance!

The following video presents Trailer of Panasonic LIVE@IFA 2015 #PanasonicIFA #IFA2015:

Panasonic will showcase the latest products and future technologies at IFA 2015 in Berlin, Germany, during Sep 4-9, 2015. On Sep 2, the press conference will be held. What is the brand new from Panasonic at IFA 2015? Don’t miss it.


Panasonic LIVE@IFA 2015 to Make Available Views from the Venue on Video!

Aug 26, 2015

Berlin, Germany – Panasonic will exhibit its latest products and technologies at the Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin (IFA) 2015, the global trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances held in Berlin, Germany, from September 4 to 9, 2015. A press conference will be held in the Panasonic booth on September 2, two days prior to the opening of the show.
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Leica Announced the Winners of the Fotopark Challenge #BlueHour

Tue September 1, 2015

This is an update to the previous blog, Leica: Fotopark Challenge #BlueHour: Upload Your Favourite Blue Hour Picture to Leica Fotopark with the Title #BlueHour by 16 July 2015.

Leica tweeted the three winning images @leica_camera, shot by:

  1. Erich Stiermayr: Winning image.
  2. Dang Phuc Thang’s picturesque view: Second place.
  3. Hans-Jürgen Malchow’s image of a bluewashed scenery: Third place.

Check out the images of the Leica Fotopark challenge!


Congratulations! / Félicitations!


Nikon UK ‘Scenic Spots Competition’: Upload Your Photos of ‘Scenic Spots in the UK’ Before 2 September 2015

Mon August 31, 2015

The following video presents Nikon | I AM DIFFERENT (UK spot):

Express your difference with Nikon. Clark Little and Andrius Aleksandravicius are inspirational photographers who show the world through their own unique approaches.

Image: Jeremy Walker

Image: Jeremy Walker

Nikon UK invites you to upload your favourite scenic spot in the UK for the Scenic Spots Competition.

WIN a place on a Nikon #DiscoverDifferent Event PLUS a Nikon Goodies bundle with your Scenic Spot photo!

When it comes to snapping Britain’s most beautiful landscapes, keen photographers in the UK favour the scenic spots of the north, over those in the south, our survey of over 2,000 UK adults has revealed.

Do you agree? where is your favourite Scenic spot in the UK?….

Inspired to capture some of Britain’s scenic sights this weekend? Jeremy Walker provides his top tips on landscape photography here >

Nikon UK

  • All photographs must be submitted interpreting the theme ‘Scenic Spots in the UK’.

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Sony Photography Competition – ‘Travel’ for Certain Countries: Upload Your Adventure Photos Before 23:59 CET on 06 Sept.2015

Mon August 31, 2015

The following video presents α6000 from Sony: Official Video Release. (Filmed exclusively with α6000 using continuous AF):

Introducing the α6000 interchangeable-lens digital camera with the world’s fastest AF performance* (0.06 sec.), made possible by a wide-area 179-point focal plane phase-detection AF sensor. The compact, lightweight camera delivers superb image quality — via newly developed 24.3-effective-megapixel (approx.) Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processing engine — as well as highly intuitive operation thanks to an OLED Tru-Finder and two operation dials.

* Among interchangeable-lens digital cameras equipped with an APS-C image sensor as of February 12, 2014, based on Sony research. Measured using CIPA internal measurement method with E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens mounted, Pre-AF off and viewfinder in use.

Sony UK invites you to upload your exciting images of your adventures, whether close to home or in exotic far away lands for the Photography Competition – ‘Travel’.

Whether it’s a smartphone, snapshot camera or digital SLR in your hand, our monthly competition is your chance to show us how you see the world. This may be the first photo you’ve ever taken, or the first photo-competition entry you’ve ever done, or you may already be a master. Whichever it is, all are welcome here. Push the boundaries, take a photo and upload it for a chance to win.

Photography competition – ‘Travel’

Awaken your curiosity and create exciting images of your adventures, whether close to home or in exotic far away lands. Capture the mood of a city, the tranquillity of a countryside, the marvel of natural wonders, the intrigue of abandoned places or the action of cultural traditions and everyday life. Discover the world and share your passion for photography through your travels.

Sony UK

This competition is open to residents of the UK, France, Germany, Austria, Portugal, Switzerland, Ireland, Nordics, Poland, Belgium, Netherlands, Spain, Russia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Greece, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Romania only and entrants must be aged 18 or over.

  • No purchase is necessary to participate in the competition.
  • In order to be eligible to enter the competition you must have a Community profile. If you do not have one, you can register on the site for FREE at
  • The competition will close on 06 September at 23:59 CET.

Prizes: The three overall winners of particpating countries will receive one of the following prizes:

Sony α6000 E-mount camera

Sony α6000 E-mount camera

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“Life’s a beach!” Photo Contest – Blue Flag Canada: Contest is Open to Canadian Residents: Submit Your Canadian Beach Photos Before Midnight EST on August 31, 2015

Mon August 24, 2015

The following video presents What it means to fly the Blue Flag:

Visit to learn more. There are thousands of beaches and marinas across Canada. How do you know which ones are the best? By spotting a Blue Flag.

The Blue Flag is an international eco-certification for beaches and marinas. When you see a Blue Flag flying, you know a beach or marina meet high water, safety and environmental standards. Meet some of the communities in Canada that are flying Blue Flags at their beaches and marinas, and learn more about what this symbol of excellence means to them.

Image Courtesy of Environmental Defence

Image Courtesy of Environmental Defence

There’s no better place to be during the lazy, hazy days of summer than at the beach! Beaches are the perfect places relax, swim, and enjoy spending time in nature. And there are thousands across the country to explore.

Show us your photos highlighting the best of your favourite Canadian beach – people splashing in the water and playing in the sand, or the wildlife and habitat that makes it unique – for a chance to win up to $1,000 of brand new camera gear.

PRIZES: Great gift card prizes valued at:

1st place – $1,000

2nd place – $500

3rd place – $250

This contest is hosted by Environmental Defence’s Blue Flag Canada program. The Blue Flag is an internationally recognized and respected eco-label awarded to beaches and marinas that have achieved international standards in four categories: water quality, environmental management, environmental education, and safety and services.

  • Contest is open to Canadian residents only

Unlimited number of entries allowed per person.
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Fujifilm: “Creativity. Every day” Competition: Upload Your “Creativity. Every day” Images Tagged With Both “#creativityeveryday” and “#xt10comp” Hashtags Before 12:00 GMT+1 on 30 August 2015

Sun August 23, 2015

The following video presents Creativity. Every day. FUJIFILM X-T10:

The FUJIFILM X-T10: a stunning addition to the X series. Small, simple to use and offering exceptional image quality.
The X-T10 turns any trip, whether in everyday life or to the other side of the world, into the ultimate photo opportunity.

FUJIFILM is proud to announce the launch of the FUJIFILM X-T10, the latest premium interchangeable lens model to join the world-renowned X-series digital camera line-up. Boasting outstanding image quality thanks to unique color reproduction technology, the new model, aimed at photography enthusiasts, combines a compact and lightweight body with a new AF system that excels at capturing moving subjects, as well as an electronic Real Time Viewfinder, which boasts an impressive 0.62x magnification ratio, high-definition precision 2.36 million dot display and the world’s shortest time lag of 0.005 seconds.

Fujifilm X-T10 in Silver and Black.

Fujifilm X-T10 in Silver and Black.

Get creative and win a Fujifilm X-T10 mirrorless camera with XF18-55mm zoom lens

Fujifilm X-T10 also available in solid black

Fujifilm X-T10 also available in solid black

It’s easy, just upload a picture that fits the theme “Creativity. Every day” to your Twitter or Instagram account and include the hashtags #creativityeveryday and #xt10comp

The picture can be taken on any camera – just show us your creativity!

Follow @Fujifilm_UK


At 12:00 UK Time on 30 August 2015, entries will be closed and the judging will commence.
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Entrepreneur + Canon: Project Grow Challenge Contest for Small Businesses in USA and D.C for a Chance to Win $25,000: Submit Your Short Essay Before 11:59:59 PM ET on Sept.15, 2015

Sun August 16, 2015

This video presents Canon MAXIFY: Success.


The Project Growth Challenge (“Contest”) ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on September 15, 2015.

  • The Contest is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations.
  • Limit of one (1) registration form (“Entry Form”), and, if you are selected as a Finalist,  one (1) Contest Video, per person, per email address, and per business throughout the Contest Entry Period.

A Big Reward for Your Small Business

Entrepreneur and Canon USA are looking to recognize three entrepreneurs who can demonstrate how winning this funding will help them increase business productivity. Tell us how $25,000 will help expand your current business initiatives — it can be anything from serving more customers, improving operations, incorporating new technology, hiring support, creating brand awareness or anything else that you believe will take your company to the next level.

Eligibility.  The Contest is open to any individual, who:

  • (a) as of the entry date and continuously thereafter for the duration of the Contest, is a legal resident of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia;
  • (b) as of the entry date, is eighteen (18) years of age or older; and
  • (c) as of the entry date and continuously thereafter for the duration of the Contest, is the sole owner or, in the case of multiple owners, is the owner of at least fifty percent (50%), of a business, (i) with headquarters within the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia, and (ii) which is, and has been for at least two (2) years, actively engaged in marketing and selling goods and/or services, as evidenced in part by a “live” and periodically-updated website and social media accounts containing current contact and other information about the business and its products/services, (iii) which was created as a startup and not the result of a “spin-off” from a pre-existing business and during its existence was never an affiliate of any other EMI or business, and (iv) as of the entry date and continuously thereafter for the duration of the Contest has not employed more than 12 paid fulltime employees.


The following cash prizes will be awarded to the Grand Prize Winner and two (2) Runners-Up (collectively, the “Winners”) by CANON for use as funding for growing and promoting his or her business:
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Canon Sponsors Rugby World Cup 2015: PowerShot G3 X Camera & Photography Techniques to Get Action Shots + ‘Photography Experience at Rugby World Cup 2015’ Contest for UK, Ireland & Channel Islands: Upload Your Best Rugby Related Images During the Eight Submission Periods between Now and Midnight GMT on 4 Oct.2015

Wed August 12, 2015

The following video presents Photographing the Rugby World Cup 2015 with Bear Grylls – Canon:

Renowned adventurer and dedicated rugby fan Bear Grylls recently caught up with Getty Images’ leading rugby photographer Dave Rogers to have a behind the scenes look at an upcoming Rugby World Cup 2015 venue.

Upcoming Series of Films About Photography Techniques to Capture Action Shots

As an Official Sponsor of  Rugby World Cup 2015 (RWC 2015), 18 September – 31 October 2015, Canon will launch a series of short films that give fans in-depth photography techniques of how to capture action shots, including tips on depth of field, shutter speeds and how to best use perspective.

  • In this series, renowned adventurer and dedicated rugby fan Bear Grylls and Dave Rogers, Getty Images’ leading rugby photographer will also demonstrate the capabilities of the Canon PowerShot G3 X.
  • The series of videos with Bear Grylls and Dave Rogers will be available at Canon Europe’s YouTube channel at .

The following video presents Win a Rugby World Cup 2015 photography experience – Canon:

As an Official Sponsor of Rugby World Cup 2015, Canon are pleased to offer fans the chance to win one of eight unique photography experiences!

Win a unique photography experience at Rugby World Cup 2015: #canonrugbywin Contest for the UK, Ireland or Channel Islands

Fans (residents in the UK, Ireland or Channel Islands aged 18 or over) are also being offered the opportunity to win a ‘money can’t buy’ experience of shadowing a Getty Images photographer at an official Rugby World Cup 2015 training session for one of the participating nations, as well as winning tickets to RWC 2015 matches.

  • Canon offer fans the chance to win one of eight unique photography experiences.
  • Winners will get to shadow a Getty Images photographer at an official RWC 2015 open training session for one of the participating nations.
  • Only open to residents in the UK, Ireland or Channel Islands aged 18 or over.
  • No purchase or entry fee is required to enter into this contest

The prizes include:
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Canon MAXIFY Mentors Contest for Small Businesses That are Five Years Old or Less & Have Nine or Less Employees in USA & D.C.: Submit Entries before 11:59 PM ET on August 31, 2015

Thu August 6, 2015

This video presents Canon MAXIFY: Grow Your Business.

The MAXIFY Mentors will create editorial and social media content and conversation relevant to Small Business Owners as part of the MAXIFY Mentors team. The campaign will be divided into two phases, starting with a call for contest submissions which will run July 15 through August 31 and will be followed by identification of the winners in September. In order to be considered, business owners with an active Facebook or Twitter account will have to post about a particularly difficult challenge they face as business owner using the hashtag #MAXIFYContest and tag one of the mentors on the MAXIFY Mentors team. Posts may include photos that illustrate the challenge being described.

Seven runners up will receive MAXIFY Prize Packs, and one grand prize winner will spend a one-on-one business consultation session with the MAXIFY MENTORS ‘Brand Ambassador’ Barbara Corcoran– as well as appear in a Canon-sponsored YouTube video short about their small business. This video will be posted on the CanonUSA YouTube channel and distributed as targeted pre-roll across the network.

Canon MAXIFY Mentors Contest

The Canon MAXIFY Mentors Contest (“Contest”) is open only to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia who are 21 years of age or older, and physically located and residing within the 48 contiguous United States or District of Columbia at the time of entry.

  • Entrant must be a small business owner where the business is five (5) years old or less and has no more than nine (9) employees.
  • Void elsewhere and where prohibited or restricted by law.


  • There will be one (1) grand prize winner (“Grand Prize Winner”) selected from the eight (8) Finalists. The seven (7) Finalists who are not the Grand Prize Winner will be runners-up (“Runners-Up”). The Grand Prize Winner and Runners-Up will be announced on or around September 14, 2015.
  • One (1) Grand Prize Pack will be offered to the one (1) Grand Prize Winner.
  • The Grand Prize Winner will receive one (1) MAXIFY Small Business Pack which includes one (1) MAXIFY MB 5320 printer (MSRP $199.99), a $250 Canon Online Store Credit to use at the Canon Online Store, an iPad mini 2 device (16GB, Space Gray) (MSRP $303.76), a 1-year subscription to LegalZoom – Biz-Advantage Pro Plan (MSRP $287.88), a 1-year subscription to LifeLock (Standard Membership (MSRP $109.89), and an Intuit Mobile Credit Card Reader (MSRP $14.99) and a trip for the Grand Prize Winner to New York City to meet with Canon’s Brand Ambassador from the MAXIFY Mentors Team for a one-on-one consultation to discuss the Grand Prize Winner’s business model, while receiving insights and advice on how the Grand Prize Winner can improve business moving forward.
    • The Grand Prize Winners consultation will be videotaped and produced into a YouTube short that describes the Grand Prize Winner’s small business.
    • The trip will consist of round trip, coach-class air transportation for the winner between the major airport nearest to the winner’s home and an airport in New York City and a one (1) night stay at a hotel selected by Sponsor or its agency (one standard room, double occupancy; room rate and taxes only; size and type of room determined by Sponsor in its discretion).
    • All travel arrangements will be made by Sponsor or its agents. If in the judgment of Sponsor air travel is not required due to winner’s proximity to the trip destination, ground transportation will be substituted for roundtrip air travel at Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. The difference in value will not be awarded to the prize winner.
  • One (1) MAXIFY Small Business Pack will be offered to Seven (7) Runners-Up. Each MAXIFY Small Business Pack includes one (1) MAXIFY MB5320 printer (MSRP $199.99), a $250 Canon Online Store Credit to use at the Canon Online Store, an iPad mini 2 device (16GB, Space Gray (MSRP$303.76), a 1-year subscription to LegalZoom – Biz-Advantage Pro Plan (MSRP $287.88), a 1-year subscription to LifeLock (Standard Membership) (MSRP $109.89), and an Intuit Mobile Credit Card Reader (MSRP $14.99).
  • The ARV of each MAXIFY Small Business Pack is $1166.51.

Entry Period
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Fujifilm UK’s #‎FujiFriday‬ Challenge: Shoot a Portrait on a Fujifilm Camera and Upload it Before 10am BST on 5 August 2015

Sun August 2, 2015

Courtesy of Fujifilm

Courtesy of Fujifilm

The following video (duration 30 min:40 sec) presents Live tutorial: Portrait photography with Bert Stephani:

Last Friday (July 31), Fujifilm UK invited you to take on the #FujiFriday challenge.

This week’s theme is ‘Portrait’.

The prize will be your image printed to a large size and sent out FREE of charge.

Entries close Wednesday 5 August 2015 – 10am BST.

  • The winner will be announced on Thursday 6 August 2015.

More info at .

Good Luck! / Bonne Chance!

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