Olympus Global Open Photo Contest, 2017

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Applications are inviting for Olympus Global Open Photo Contest, 2017 open to anyone who registers to enter can participate.

Olympus contributes to society by making people’s lives healthier, safer, and more fulfilling all around the world. In line with these contributions, the Olympus Global Open Photo Contest 2016-17 will feature the following four categories:

Power of Life
Enter a powerful photo that conveys how beautiful, vibrant, healthy, and full of energy life can be.
Connections to Cherish
Enter a heart-warming photo that expresses the love and peace of mind that family and friends provide you with.
Places that Inspire
Enter a breathtaking photo of spectacular, picturesque scenery.
Perspectives Often Missed
Enter a fascinating photo taken from an imaginative viewpoint rarely seen before, that stimulates our creativity and invites us to venture out and discover.

Contest Guidelines

Eligibility

Anyone who registers to enter can participate.
Go to Enter or My Page to register.
Those who entered past Olympus Global Open Photo Contests must register again.

How to View/Edit Your Entries

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.

How to Enter

Only online entries will be eligible.
Enter from the Categories section.
*Anyone submitting an entry is asked to register a username.

Number of Entries

Each entrant may submit up to 5 photo entries for each category.
Each image must be in JPEG format and be 15 megabytes or smaller.

Schedule

Entry: 11:00 AM Thursday, October 13, 2016 to 11:00 AM Tuesday, January 10, 2017 — times are Japan Standard Time (GMT +9)
Winners Announced: April 2017
It is possible that registration and entry processing may slow down drastically during the final hours of the entry period due to a rush of last-minute entries. To avoid missing the deadline due to this possible slowdown, please complete registration and photo entry as early as possible. The Olympus Global Open Photo Contest Operations Team cannot provide assistance to those entrants whose entries did not get processed prior to the deadline due to system slowdown or error.

Prizes

Prizes will be presented to one Grand Prize winner and 13 winners per theme.

Grand Prize

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
+ M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO
+ 1,000,000 Japanese Yen

First Prize (one per category)

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II + M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO

Second Prize (one per category)

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II + M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ

Third Prize (one per category)

Olympus PEN E-PL8 + M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ

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