Contests, Press Releases

Canon “Project Imagination: The Trailer” Contest for USA and D.C.: Upload Your Movie Trailer Before 6 PM EST on April 29, 2015

Sat February 28, 2015

Canon U.S.A. recently opened the Project Imagination: The Trailer contest for submissions.

For the first time ever, your life can become a movie trailer that inspires a Hollywood film. Based on the concept that anything in life can be made into a movie, and every movie starts with a trailer, Canon’s newly launched Trailer Editor tool at allows users of all skill levels, even those who have never picked up a camera before, to easily turn everyday photo and video footage into a creative movie trailer, with titles, Hollywood style voice-overs and epic soundtracks.

  • No Purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win this contest.
  • You must be at least 13 years old and a legal resident of one of the 50 United States or D.C.
  • The Trailer must not prominently (as determined by Sponsor in its discretion) depict or refer to any brand or trademark other than Canon. If a Trailer prominently (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) depicts or refers to any brand or trademark other than Canon, Sponsor will have the right in its sole discretion to remove or blur such brand or trademark.
  • If any person or entity other than the entrant (such as, for example, any writer, assistant director, co-director or cinematographer) made any contribution to a Trailer (each a “Contributor”), the entrant must secure in writing prior to entry all necessary Clearances from all such persons or entities for the submission of the Trailer in the Contest and the use by the Sponsor Parties of the Trailer as permitted hereunder. If a Trailer submitted by a Finalist includes contributions from one or more Contributors, the Finalist may, in connection with the Finalist verification process described in Section 8, in his or her discretion identify a maximum of two (2) such individual Contributors (i.e. persons, not companies or other entities) who will be eligible to receive a Contributor Prize (as described below) if the Finalist becomes a Grand Prize winner, upon compliance with the requirements set forth in these Official Rules.

One winning trailer selected by Ron Howard and Josh Hutcherson will ultimately inspire a short film in which Hutcherson will star and produce.


Grand Prize: One (1) Grand Prize will be offered. The Grand Prize – approximate retail value (“ARV”)  is $4,700 – consists of the following.
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Canon The Photography Show Facebook Competition for UK and Ireland: Submit Comment‪ With #‎CanonPhotoShow and Your Photo Before 17:30 on 4 March 2015 (UK Time)

Thu February 26, 2015

Image extracted from video below.

Image extracted from video below.

This video presents Come to The Photography Show 2015.

The Photography Show 2015 (21-24 March 2015, NEC, Birmingham) is the UK event for aspiring photographers of all levels.

With an incredible line-up of leading brands, show bargains, live demos and inspirational speakers, you’ll enjoy a great day out dedicated to all things photography.

Canon (United Kingdom) invites you to enter the Canon The Photography Show Facebook Competition – Canon UK and Ireland.

  • All entrants (“Participants”) must be UK and Republic of Ireland residents aged 18 or over.
  • No purchase is necessary, it is free to enter this competition and images must be taken on a Canon device.
  • The photo must be original and taken by the Participant.


Canon (United Kingdom) is giving you the chance to win one of five prizes.

There will be a total of 5 prizes available which will include the following:

  • A pair of tickets to The Photography Show.
  • A pair of tickets to the VIP Canon stand event at The Photography Show.
  • Your photograph displayed on the Canon stand during The Photography Show.
  • Your image printed on one of our large format printers at The Photography Show.

To Enter This Competition:
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Fujifilm Breathtaking Landscapes Photo Contest for Canada and USA: Submit Entries Before 11p.m. (EST) on March 31, 2015

Thu February 19, 2015

Fujifilm X-T1 camera with Fujinon XF18-135mm F3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens

Fujifilm X-T1 camera with Fujinon XF18-135mm F3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens

This video presents Fuji Guys – Fujifilm X-T1 – First Look.

Fujifilm invites you to enter your best Breathtaking Landscape photo through the Facebook app or microsite for a chance to win an amazing photo opportunity on a trip for 2 on the Adventure Canada Mighty Saint Lawrence voyage ( including airfare, meals, etc. plus a Fujifilm X-T1 camera kit with XF18-135mm F3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens. Join X Photographers Dan Bailey and Patrice Halley.

  • Contest ends March 31 @ 11pm.
  • There is no fee to enter the Contest.
  • One entry per week, North America only (excluding Quebec and Hawaii). The FUJIFILM Breathtaking Landscapes Photo Contest (the “Contest”) is open to all residents of Canada, excluding Quebec, and to all residents of the United States except Hawaii, provided that all entrants have reached the age of majority in their province/state (as applicable) at the time of entry.
  • Photo(s) may be taken by any type of camera, but must be submitted digitally in JPEG format with a minimum resolution of 100dpi and a maximum size per photo of 4 megabytes.


There is one (1) grand prize – total value approx. $22,500 USD – to be awarded in connection with this Contest, which consists of the following.

  • (i) a trip for two (2) passengers on the Mighty St. Lawrence cruise voyage leaving Quebec City, QC on June 14, 2015 and arriving St. John’s, NL on June 23, 2015.
    • Value of cruise approx. $17,080 USD, value of transportation and accommodations provided approx. $3,720 USD.
    • Referenced cruise dates are not subject to change or flexibility and prize winner (or a third party prize transferee) must take the trip offered.
    • The cruise portion of the prize may be transferred by the prize winner to a third party, although a U.S. prize winner will receive all tax documentation and will be responsible for all taxes applicable to the prize awarded.
    • Complete cruise itinerary available at
    • All cruise passengers/travelers must be age 18+.
  • (ii) a Fujifilm X-T1 camera kit.
    • Value of X-T1 camera kit approx. $1,700.00 USD.

The grand prize winning photo will be uploaded on (i) twitter at @fujiguys; and (ii) facebook

Photo Theme; Judging Criteria
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Communication Arts Photography Competition: Submit Photos or Videos Before Midnight (Pacific Standard Time) March 13, 2015

Wed February 18, 2015

Communication Arts (CA) invites you to enter their Communication Arts Photography Competition which is a juried competition for the best work in photography.

  • Any photograph first published or produced from March 2014 through March 2015 is eligible.
  • Entries may originate from any country.
  • Over 200 photographs from both well-known photographers and rising stars emerge from this prestigious Photography Competition.
  • Categories include advertising, editorial, for sale, motion and unpublished.
  • Winners are selected by a nationally representative panel of distinguished designers, art directors and photographers.

NEW: Student entries are now being accepted for all competitions.


  • Gain worldwide recognition for your work by entering the “most prestigious juried competitions in visual communications.”
  • The winning entries will be distributed worldwide in the Communication Arts Photography Annual, in print and on the iPad, and on, assuring important exposure to the creators of this outstanding work.
  • As a service to art directors, designers and art buyers, a comprehensive index will carry contact information of the photographers represented.
  • Each winning entrant will receive a personalized Award of Excellence, milled from solid aluminum, and award certificates issued for firms, individuals and clients.

Communication Arts has six juried competitions that cover the entire field of visual communications. With winning entries published both in print and online, art and creative directors, graphic designers, Web designers, copywriters, photographers and illustrators find these competitions a priority for worldwide promotion and a valuable resource for potential clients and colleagues. View Previous Winners

CA’s Award of Excellence is one of the most-coveted awards in the industry. If chosen, winning places you in the highest ranks of your profession.

2015 Photography Jury
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Nikon #WeatherWithNikon Competition for UK & Republic of Ireland: Submit Your Best Weather Image Before March 6, 2015

Tue February 17, 2015

The following video presents Nikon D5500 | Product Video:

The Nikon D5500, the first DX-format camera with a vari-angle touchscreen. Lightweight and powerful, this exceptionally portable D-SLR frees you to capture your best images yet.

Nikon – UK – recently announced the #WeatherWithNikon Competition.

  • This promotion is open to UK and Republic of Ireland residents.
    • Anyone is eligible to enter (both amateur and professional).


The winning entry will be that is judged to be the most visually appealing, well composed and original image that evokes the best interpretation of the theme.

  • A shortlist of finalists will be drawn up by a Nikon judging panel.
  • Photographer and Nikon UK ambassador Ross Hoddinott will pick the winner and two runners up.
Nikon D5500 + 18-55mm D-SLR kit

Nikon D5500 + 18-55mm D-SLR kit

COMPETITION TIME! Here in the UK we’re obsessed with weather. Not content with just talking about it, 41% of Brits say that weather photos are their favourite type of image to see online. It seems our first instinct when there is a weather phenomenon is to reach for a camera, and with that in mind, we’ve got a competition that will put your weather photography skills to the test!

Simply enter your best weather related image into our #WeatherWithNikon album ….We’ll be sharing our favourite images with you each week, along with top tips to help inspire you to take your photography to the next level…

Should the weather allow, why not try out pro Weather photographer Robert Canis Photography top tips for shooting stormy scenes here>

Entries for #WeatherwithNikon must be received no later than 6th March 2015 to be eligible for the prize.

Please note the following steps that are required to enter the #WeatherWithNikon competition:
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#olympusPENgeneration Giveaway for The UK: Prize Includes an Olympus PEN E-PL7 Camera: Contest Closes at Midday on 18 Feb.2015

Mon February 16, 2015

OlympusUK recently announced the #olympusPENgeneration giveaway.

  • Entrants must be 18 or over and based in the UK.

OlympusUK is offering you and a friend the chance to win the #olympusPENgeneration prize, which includes:

  • the most stylish tickets in town – front row (FROW) seats to a catwalk show at the Ethologie London Fashion Week on Sunday 22nd Feb,
  • an overnight stay in a luxury five star hotel on Saturday 21st Feb,
  • plus an Olympus PEN E-PL7 camera worth £500 to snap all the high fashion action with!
Olympus PEN E-PL7

Olympus PEN E-PL7

To be in with a chance of winning this prize, all you need to do is follow Olympus on twitter and re-tweet a post featuring the giveaway OR like their facebook page and share a post featuring the giveaway.

Just follow Olympus on Twitter and RT the following text:
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Canon: ‘Shoot the Show’ at Vodafone London Fashion Weekend Facebook Competition: Submit a Photo of a Fashion Combo by 11:59 on 18 Feb.2015 UK Time

Mon February 16, 2015

Canon EOS 100D and The Limited Edition Linda Camera Bag

Canon EOS 100D and The Limited Edition Linda Camera Bag

Canon UK announces the Shoot the Show’ at Vodafone London Fashion Weekend Facebook Competition.

  • All entrants (“Participants”) must be registered aged 18 or over.


  • Canon UK is offering four people the opportunity to photograph the action at Vodafone London Fashion Weekend (Somerset House, London, UK) from the photographers’ pit. Four Participants shall win one place (a ticket) each to photograph this show on 28 February 2015.
  • You’ll be given training and advice on how to take first class fashion photographs, space within the photographers pit for a catwalk show and lent a professional Canon EOS camera to ensure you’ll have images to remember.

To enter this competition, entrants must submit a photo of a fashion combination via Facebook on a related Facebook post by Canon UK Ltd.
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Panasonic UK: ‘Lumix GF7 #LumixGTheOne Selfie’ Competition for UK & Republic of Ireland: Post a Selfie with a Loved One & with a Comment Before Midnight 15 Feb.2015

Fri February 13, 2015

Panasonic UK: ‘Lumix GF7 #LumixGTheOne Selfie’ Competition

Panasonic UK: ‘Lumix GF7 #LumixGTheOne Selfie’ Competition

Panasonic UK today announces the ‘Lumix GF7 #LumixGTheOne Selfie’ Competition.

The winner will be selected based on the overall entertainment value of their entry.

  • The ‘Lumix GF7 #LumixGTheOne Selfie’ Competition is open to residents of the UK and Republic of Ireland only, aged 16 years or over.
  • This Competition starts at 9:30am on February 13th 2015 and closes Midnight Sunday 15th February (“the Competition Period”). Any entries posted or submitted before or after these times will not be considered.


Panasonic DMC-GF7 (GF7)

Panasonic DMC-GF7 (GF7)

  • The prize for the three winners of the Competition is one Lumix GF7 each.
  • There is no cash alternative to the prizes. The prizes are also non-transferable.

Entry Process
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Nikon #IAmNextContest for ‘Generation Image’ Members in USA: Upload a Photo or Video (Under Two Minutes in Length) Before 11:59:59 PM ET March 3, 2015

Sat February 7, 2015

This is an update to the previous blog, Nikon: New ‘I AM Generation Image’ Integrated Campaign and Website.

This contest is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are at least 18 years old at the time of entry.

…Nikon Inc. has announced the #IAmNextContest to search for the next passionate individual to share their story for a chance to be featured as the next representative of Generation Image.

…all members of Generation Image are encouraged to upload their photos or videos to either Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #IAmNextContest. This is a chance for these individuals to reveal to the world what they are passionate about, and have their message reach further than ever before.

In addition to being featured among seven others on, the crowd-sourced winner will receive a complete Nikon D750 camera system, and a platform to tell their story to the world…

Enter the #IAmNextContest with a photo or video that tells your story….and win the same camera case used by our storytellers, including a Nikon D750, NIKKOR lenses and other gear to ensure you’re heard loud and clear. Share your story through imagery with #IAmNextContest…


Show the world how you make yourself heard in Generation Image with a photo or video under two minutes in length.


Upload your photo or video to Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #IAmNextContest. Show us what you’re passionate about and why your story should be heard among the billions of images created by Generation Image every day. If selected as a finalist, we will message you directly. Follow us on Facebook, or at @NikonUSA on Instagram and Twitter, where we’ll also announce the finalists.

Prize and Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”):

Grand Prize (1): The Grand Prize Winner will receive a camera case that includes the following items (“Grand Prize”):
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“Trust Women Photo Award” for Photographers and Photojournalists: Entries To Be Received by 9:59 AM PST on Feb.19, 2015 – Round One

Wed February 4, 2015

The following video presents Trust Women Photo Award 2015:

  • “Watch the video for some inspiration and submit your photo today!
  • Don’t forget to share your picture with your friends and your network on Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #WomenMakeItHappen .”

The Brief

Women make it happen!
They are change makers, leaders, educators, and natural-born entrepreneurs. They lead by example and inspire entire generations.

This year, the Trust Women Photo Award celebrates inspirational women who take the lead to further their families, communities and society at large.

We invite aspiring photographers and photojournalists to submit images capturing the lives and stories of remarkable women around the world achieving incredible things in their communities.

One selected photo will be showcased at the Trust Women Conference on November 9-10, 2015 in London. It is the annual international event organised by the Thomson Reuters Foundation and dedicated to the advancement of women’s rights and to the fight against human trafficking.

Photograph for the Thomson Reuters Foundation and Microsoft

The career opportunity and prizes are as follows.
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Lumu’s Ansel Adams Contest: Post Black & White Nature Photos in Ansel Adams’ Style, Before Feb.11, 2015

Tue February 3, 2015

This video presents Ansel Adams at 100 – photo book preview.

Image by Lumu

Image by Lumu

Lumu (the maker of the digital light meter for your smartphone) invites you to enter the Ansel Adams Contest.

Ansel Easton Adams (1902 – 1984) was a visionary figure in the world of nature photography and wilderness preservation. His signature black and white photographs inspire a love of the beauty of nature and a strong conservation ethic.

“You don’t take a photograph,
you make it.” – Ansel Adams

Lets pay a tribute to the legend.

Lumu is running a very special contest. We hope to inspire your mind and to enhance your view of the world.

The Contest

Go out and find beauty and creativity in the great world around you. We will showcase the most impressive entries and reward the very best!

Think about your view of the world. Explore it, change it, improve it!

We’re inviting you to submit Black and White photographs, inspired by the work of Ansel Adams.
1. Learn more about The Reward, Ansel Adams and his legacy on Lumu website
2. Time to get creative. Use whatever equipment you like.
3. Post your photo to IG, include #LumuAnselContest and @Lumulightmeter.

@PeterEssick, National Geographic photographer and man who paid the best tribute to the Ansel and his work.

The contest is open to everyone and runs until February 11th 2015.
BLOW US AWAY #ExpressYourself


The Reward: “Ansel Adams At 100″ photobook

  • In 2001 The Museum Of Modern Art in New York in association with publishers Little, Brown and Company and The San Francisco Museum of Art produced one of the finest photo books of the last decade-Ansel Adams At 100, as shown in the video above.

Here are the steps to enter the contest.
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Nikon: Post Your Best Photo Taken With NIKKOR Lens Before 3pm ET on Feb.2, 2015 & You Could Win a NIKKOR Tumbler Lens Mug

Sat January 31, 2015

Post your best images taken with a NIKKOR prime or zoom lens and you could win a NIKKOR Tumbler coffee lens mug!

NIKKOR Tumbler 24-70mm

NIKKOR Tumbler 24-70mm

We are giving away one (1) NIKKOR Tumbler 24-70mm and one (1) NIKKOR Tumbler 60mm. Designed to look like a real lens, the Official NIKKOR Tumbler is a must have for any Nikon fan.

NIKKOR Tumbler 60mm

NIKKOR Tumbler 60mm

To participate in this Nikon giveaway, share your best picture on Nikon Canada’s Facebook wall, along with a description of the Nikon camera and NIKKOR lens you used.

  • Also submit your image to them by emailing with your photo, equipment information, and contact details.
  • The Nikon Canada team will select two lucky image submissions for this giveaway.

The deadline to submit your shots is Monday, February 2, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. ET.

Please click here for more info.

Good Luck! / Bonne Chance!

The following video presents NIKKOR Lens Technology:

Take a look into the innovative technology that goes into NIKKOR lenses and see why professionals around the world settle for nothing less than NIKKOR lenses.

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