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Photography has the power to bring people together from all over the world.
Olympus is proud to host this Global Open Photo Contest to connect photographers worldwide, and we look forward to your participation.
Olympus Global Open Photo Contest 2015 is open to anyone, from amateurs to professionals, using any photographic device from smartphones to interchangeable lens cameras.
Anyone can enter, including professional photographers. However, minors under the age of 18 must receive permission from a parent or guardian (Olympus Corporation will recognise that permission has been granted by a parent or guardian upon receiving a registration request from a minor). For citizens residing in European Union countries, we can not accept participation by minors under 7.
- As part of the contest Olympus will be holding a Viewers’ Raffle, in which anyone viewing the photo contest can win.
- 1 Grand Prize: Latest Olympus PEN Camera + Lens Kit.
- 300 Runners-up: Moleskine Custom Edition Hard Cover Notebook
- Moleskine is a renowned notebook brand whose products are used and loved by thinkers and artists worldwide.
- With a specially designed Olympus camera cover, this Custom Edition Hard Cover Notebook is a great companion for any type of photo shoot.
- Participation in the photo contest itself is not required.
- Photo contest entrants are also welcome to participate.
Prizes will be presented to one Grand Prize winner plus fourteen winners per theme.
- Latest Olympus PEN Camera + Lens kit and 1 Million Japanese Yen (8334.7200 US Dollar at the current exchange rate).
First Prize (one per theme)
Second Prize (one per theme)
Third Prize (one per theme)
- Choice of Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II + M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ or Olympus PEN E-PL7 + M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ
Bonus Prize (one per theme)
- Latest Olympus PEN Camera + Lens Kit
Runners-Up (ten per theme)
- Moleskine Custom Edition Hard Cover Notebook with Olympus camera cover design
Winner announcement: February 2016 on the contest website: http://gopc.olympus-imaging.com/ .
Categories and Themes
Represented by digital cameras that help preserve fond memories, Olympus’ products provide happy, healthy lives and a bright future for all people around the world. For the Olympus Global Open Photo Contest, we thus will feature Life, Future, and People as permanent categories, each in which we will provide a different theme every contest.
In addition to the three categories designated by subject matter, the Technical Category will present two themes which designate a style or technique of photography.
The beginning of life is truly beautiful. Enter a photo of a sprout, a baby, or anything that symbolises the birth of life.
Future: Places to Preserve
Everyone has a place that they want future generations to see and experience. Enter a photo of scenery, a building, a town, a shop — anywhere that you want to see unchanged for the future.
People: Smiles and Laughter
Even a simple, small smile can make your day. And laughter, after all, is the best medicine. Enter your best photo of a smile or laughter.
In the macro world, the tiny wonders are larger than life. Enter a photo of a flower, an insect, a droplet — anything using macro photography.
There are several ways to make a photo artistic, from the use of Art Filters and post production software, to simply being selective in subject matter or composition. Enter a photo that you made into a work of art.
- Only online entries will be eligible.
- A photo may not be entered in multiple categories.
- Please enter from the Categories and Themes section at http://gopc.olympus-imaging.com/#theme
*Anyone submitting an entry is asked to register a username.
- Each entrant may submit up to 5 photo entries for each theme.
- Each image must be in JPEG format and be 15 megabytes or smaller.
- Entry: 2:00PM Tuesday, August 25, 2015 (JST) to 11:00 AM Friday, November 20, 2015 JST (Japan Standard Time).
Winners Announced: February 2016
- Anyone who registers to enter can pariticipate.
- Go to Enter or My Page to register.
- You can view photos you entered from My Page.
- You can also cancel/replace entries, and edit photo titles/descriptions throughout the entry period from My Page.
Copyrights to entries remain with the entrant, and the entrant grants Olympus to feature any or all of the submitted images in any of their catalogues, websites, posters, magazine or newspaper articles, books, third-party web sites, exhibitions, and any other promotional material, globally, for a period of three years. Japanese legislation is applicable to the treatment of copyrights to photo entries….
Photo entries are limited to those that have never been publicly displayed (any photo available as stock photography is considered to be publicly displayed). Also, photos which have been awarded a prize in another contest or those which are currently entered in another contest are not eligible. However, photos which an entrant has posted on his or her own website for non-commercial purposes or those which have been submitted to a website administered by Olympus are eligible….
Photos are limited only, in its entirety, to a single work of original material taken by the contest entrant and to which he or she retains all copyrights….
Olympus reserves the right to edit the photos as needed when used for promotional purposes….
For winning entries that Olympus elects to display at photo exhibitions or for use in printed material, Olympus may request higher resolution data after the contest has ended….
Please read the full conditions of the contest at http://gopc.olympus-imaging.com/#attention .
More info is available at http://gopc.olympus-imaging.com/ .
- Photo Contest Inquiries:
- Olympus Corporation
- Olympus Global Open Photo Contest Operations Team
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Good Luck! / Bonne Chance!
Olympus Global Open Photo Contest 2015
Now open for entry to everyone, from amateurs to professionals worldwide, via the contest website
Olympus Corporation (President: Hiroyuki Sasa) is pleased to announce the Olympus Global Open Photo Contest 2015 that is open to anyone, from amateurs to professionals, using any photographic device from smartphones to interchangeable lens cameras.
Represented by digital cameras that help preserve fond memories, Olympus’ products provide happy, healthy lives and a bright future for all people around the world. For the Olympus Global Open Photo Contest, we thus will feature the four categories of Life, Future, People, and Technical each in which we will provide a different theme every year.
The Grand Prize winner will be awarded the latest Olympus PEN camera and lens, along with one million Japanese yen. There will be fourteen additional prizes given out per theme, and a Viewers’ Raffle will be held with an additional three-hundred and one winners, totaling to three-hundred and seventy-two winners. Participation in the photo contest is not required for the Viewers’ Raffle. Entries are accepted on the website from 2:00 pm, Tuesday, August 25 to 11:00 am, Friday, November 20 (JST).
Olympus Global Open Photo Contest Overview
[Entry Categories and Themes]
- Life category:
Birth — The beginning of life is truly beautiful. Enter a photo of a sprout, a baby, or anything that symbolizes the birth of life.
- Future category:
Places to Preserve — Everyone has a place that they want future generations to see and experience. Enter a photo of scenery, a building, a town, a shop — anywhere that you want to see unchanged for the future.
- People category:
Smiles and Laughter — Even a simple, small smile can make your day. And laughter, after all, is the best medicine. Enter your best photo of a smile of laughter.
- Technical category:
Macro — In the macro world, the tiny wonders are larger than life. Enter a photo of a flower, an insect, a droplet — anything using macro photography.
Art — There are several ways to make a photo artistic, from the use Art Filters and post production software, to simply being selective in subject matter or composition. Enter a photo that you made into a work of art.
The contest is open to anyone from amateur to professional photographers, using any type of camera from smartphones to interchangeable lens cameras.
[How to Enter]
Only online entries will be eligible. Simply register on the contest site and post photos to enter.
- Up to five entries per person, per theme.
- Image data files created with any type of camera or smartphone from any manufacturer is acceptable.
- Image data files digitally manipulated using any photo editing software is also acceptable.
- Only images in JPEG format are accepted, with a file size limit of 15 MB.
- It is possible for entrants to change entry titles, cancel entries or re-enter at any time throughout the entry period.
[Entry Period & Schedule]
Entry period: From 2:00 pm, Tuesday, August 25, 2015 (JST)
to 11:00 am, Friday, November 20, 2015 (JST)
Winner announcement: February 2016 on the contest website
Japanese, English, German, French, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Thai, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Dutch, Finnish, and Polish (14 languages in total)
1 person out of all entrants will be chosen as the Grand Prize winner, and 14 winners will be selected for each theme.
- Grand Prize
Latest Olympus PEN camera and lens, plus 1 million Japanese yen
- Theme Prizes (one winner each for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Bonus Prize, and 10 Runners-Up, all for each theme)
First Prize: Olympus OM-D E-M1 + M.Zuiko Digital ED12-40mm f2.8 PRO
Second Prize: Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II + M.Zuiko Digital ED14-150mm f4.0-5.6 II
Third Prize: Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II + M.Zuiko Digital ED14-42mm f3.5-5.6 EZ
Or Olympus PEN Lite E-PL7 + M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 EZ
- Bonus Prize: Latest Olympus PEN camera and lens
- Runners-Up: Moleskine Custom Edition Hardcover Notebook*
*The Moleskine Custom Edition Hardcover Notebook is a special edition notebook made by Moleskine, featuring a specially designed Olympus camera cover.
As part of the contest we will be holding a Viewers’ Raffle, in which anyone viewing the photo contest can win. We will be giving away the latest Olympus PEN camera and three-hundred Moleskine Custom Edition Hard Cover Notebooks. Participation in the photo contest itself is not required. Photo contest entrants are also welcome to participate.
Winners will be sent a winner notification e-mail to their registered e-mail addresses.
*The timing of winner announcement may be changed according to judging conditions.
The following professionals will judge the entries. (listed in alphabetical order)
Anne Day is a veteran photojournalist, portrait, wedding and architecture photographer and writer. Her work has appeared in TIME, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Fortune, Vogue and other publications. As a photojournalist, she has covered events in Haiti, Cuba, South Africa and Namibia. Anne was recently commissioned for the fourth time by the U.S. Presidential Inaugural Committee to photograph the 2013 presidential inauguration.
Wakako Jet was born in Gifu prefecture. After graduating from the Nagoya Zokei University of Art & Design, she worked in the photography department of a publishing firm, then studied under Akihiko Matsumoto and struck out on her own. She currently shoots for advertisements and magazines and enters photos in many exhibitions. Her specialty is capturing the kind, cute, and beautiful aspects of the world. Lecturer at Digital Hollywood University.
Kim Lau travels through Asia and he has been photographing its landscapes, people and cultures since 2005. His latest expedition started in September 2013 takes him through the countries that made up the four ancient khanates of the Mongol empire. With a multimedia production background, he also documents his experiences through video and audio recordings.
Kan Mimura was born in Yokohama city in 1978. After joining the Mimura Atsushi Design Office, he established the niwa no niwa Design and Editing Office in 2008. His work covers a wide range of fields including photo collections, book binding and advertisement design, and total direction of individuals and brands. His work is based in manual labor, advocating lasting designs by being involved from the planning to printing stages. Lecturer at the Japan Center of Photography.
Croatian-born Silvijo Selman is a self-taught photographer specializing in portraits, events, and landscapes. His photographic journey began in 1997, and since then his works have been featured in several photo exhibitions in Croatia and Germany. With a knack for capturing surreal moments, Silvijo takes an impressionist approach to photography, focusing on composition.
Tetsuro Shimizu was born in Yokohama city in 1975. After graduating from the Nippon Photography Institute, he worked as the assistant to photographer Toshinobu Takeuchi for three years and then went freelance at 23 years old. His unique viewpoints are seen in a wide variety of formats from natural landscapes to snapshots and documentary photos. In 2012, he published a collection of photos in Mongolia from 15 years of documenting the country entitled CHANGE. His awards include the 1st Yonosuke Natori Photography Award, the Excellence Award in the People division of the 2013 Nikkei National Geographic Photo Prize, and the 2014 Newcomer’s Award from the Photographic Society of Japan. He also has held many individual exhibitions of his work. Member of the Japan Professional Photographers Society.
[Olympus Global Open Photo Contest URL]
For details on the contest, please visit the official contest website.
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