Global Open Photo Contest
Anyone can participate with any kind of cameraWinners
- 2014 Winner, iromanfotografia
- 2014 Winner, Dickson
- 2014 Winner, Joukovdk
Date: From September 23, 2016 to September 28, 2016
Place: Olympus Plaza Tokyo
Date: From October 7, 2016 to October 20, 2016
Place: Olympus Plaza Osaka
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.
Only online entries will be eligible.
Enter from the Categories and Themes section above.
*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)
Winners Announced: January 27, 2016
Anyone who registers to enter can pariticipate.
Go to Enter or My Page to register.
Please note that registration for the photo contest and the Viewers' Raffle are separate.
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.
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.
Art Director, Japan
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 art direction for 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. 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 Younosuke 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.
Winners will be announced on this website at the timing stated above (see Schedule).
Olympus will contact winners using the registered e-mail addresses.
*The timing of winner announcement may change depending on the judging process.
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
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
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.
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