Canon PhotoMarathon 2011 Returns to Set Target of 2000 Entries


Canon PhotoMarathon 2011 Returns to Set Target of 2000 Entries

SINGAPORE - Back for its 9th run this year, the Singapore leg of the Canon PhotoMarathon Asia will be held on 10 September 2011. With the number of photo enthusiasts increasing each year, Canon Singapore is determined to break last year’s participation record of 1704 competitors with a target of 2000 entries this year, making it the largest photo competition held in Singapore1. Winners of this year’s competition will have the opportunity to participate in an 8-day all expenses paid photo clinic in Tasmania, Australia.

Along with Singapore, other Canon offices in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam will also be participating in Canon PhotoMarathon Asia.

How to Get Started

Unique to the Canon PhotoMarathon is the need to create images according to three assigned themes released sequentially throughout the day. Participants have a few hours to submit their best interpretation of the assigned theme before the next theme is released. Kicking off at 9am, the PhotoMarathon is expected to last nine hours, with the winners announced at the end of the day.

There are two distinct categories – Student and Open – which cater to all shutterbugs at any age group.

Grand Prize: All expenses paid photographic journey to Tasmania

For the 5th consecutive year, winners of the Canon PhotoMarathon in each participating country will have the fantastic opportunity to travel overseas and immerse themselves in an all expenses paid photo clinic. This year’s destination is Tasmania, Australia, where they will spend 8 days surrounding themselves with the majestic and scenic sights of the outback. With its pristine nature and vast wildlife, blended with a diverse mix of flora and fauna, this will certainly be every photographer’s dream come true.

Coaching them on this photo clinic is professional photographer Triston Yeo, otherwise dubbed as one of the “Best Photographers of the Decade” by Asian Geographic magazine.

Additional details and registration information can be found at www.canon-asia.com/photomarathon.

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