Published on May 9th, 2017 | by admin
Epson announces International Pano Awards 2017
Panoramic photography awards with $50,000 prize pool
SYDNEY, 9 May 2017 – Epson has announced that the International Pano Awards 2017 are now open and accepting entries. This year’s awards include a total prize pool of over $50,000 made up of cash prizes and products including an Epson SureColor P7070 printer, an Epson SureColor P5070 printer, and an Epson EB-1776 ultra-slim projector.
The Epson International Pano Awards showcases the work of panoramic photographers worldwide and is the largest competition for panoramic photography. The 2016 competition saw 4,545 images submitted from 1,066 photographers in 60 countries and 2017 awards look set to be the biggest yet.
General Manager, Business Division, Epson Australia Craig Heckenberg said, “Epson is proud to continue its support as the title partner of the International Pano Awards in 2017. Each year the competition continues to go from strength to strength and nothing highlights this better than the fact that the awards now attract entries from over 60 countries around the world. The images submitted are nothing short of spectacular and I am confident 2017 will raise the bar once again.”
Epson with its commitment to quality in colour and imaging has supported grass-roots photography events and awards for many years, something the company intends to continue for years to come. Advances in digital photography and editing software have resulted in an ever-increasing rise in the popularity of image stitching, especially in the panoramic format. VR ‘immersive’ photography also continues to excite and develop at a rapid pace, and panoramic film photography also remains alive and well.
This year’s judging panel includes some of the world’s top photographers and industry professionals, including Jeff Mitchum, Lucie Debelkova, Mark Handy, Stefan Hefele, Aaron Chang, Christian Fleury, Monish Mansharamani, Karl Strand, Sean Davey, Perri K Schelat, Bill Bailey, Aaron Spence and Marcio Cabral.
The 2017 Epson open to all professional and amateur photographers and early-bird entries can be submitted online at https://thepanoawards.com/enter-2017-awards/ from now until Sunday 9th July, 2017.