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Olympus Global Open Photo Contest 2017-18 :

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Organisation : Olympus Corporation
Competition Name : Olympus Global Open Photo Contest 2017-18
Applicable For : Open To All
Competition Last Date : February 26, 2018
Website :
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Olympus Photo Contest :

** Anyone can participate with any kind of camera

Entry: 11:00 Monday, November 27, 2017 to 15:59 Monday, February 26, 2018 — times are Japan Standard Time (GMT +9)

Related : Guardian Giripremi Institute of Mountaineering GGIM IMD Photography Competition :

** Throughout our nearly 100-year history, Olympus has been recognized as a pioneer and innovator focused on contributing to society by making people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling.

** In line with these contributions, the Olympus Global Open Photo Contest 2017-18 will feature the following six categories. The competition is open to everyone, amateur and professional photographers alike. Entries are welcome from any country or region around the world.

Categories :
Getting Outside :
** Enter a photo that conveys the joy, freedom, or excitement of discovery you feel when you are outside.

Art :
** Enter a creative photo that showcases your unique artistic visions.

Power of Life :
** Enter a powerful photo that conveys how beautiful, vibrant, healthy, and full of energy life can be.

Light :
** Light can take on many characters. It can be vivid, faint, warm, spontaneous… Enter a photo showing one of the many faces of light.

Stories :
** Enter a photo that tells a whole story all in a single image.

Connections to Cherish :
** Enter a heart-warming photo that expresses the love and peace of mind that family and friends provide you with.

Contest Guidelines :
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 or JPG format, and be 15 megabytes or smaller.

Schedule :
Entry : 11:00 Monday, November 27, 2017 to 15:59 Monday, February 26, 2018 — times are Japan Standard Time (GMT +9)
Winners Announced: June 2018

** 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 Last Date 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 Last Date due to system slowdown or error.

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.

Judging :
** Entries will be evaluated by the following judges. (Photographers are introduced in English alphabetical order.)
1. Alexander Hahn Germany
2. Kim Lau Singapore
3. Silvijo Selman Croatia
4. Supasit Srisawathsak Thailand
5. Tracie Maglosky United States of America
6. Tetsuro Shimizu Japan

Announcement of Winners :
** Winners will be announced on this website at the timing stated in the Schedule section.
** Olympus will contact winners using the registered e-mail addresses.
** *The timing of winner announcement may change depending on the judging process.

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 PEN-F + M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm F2.0

Second Prize (one per category) : Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III + 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

Runners-Up (ten per category) : Moleskine Custom Edition Hard Cover Notebook with Olympus camera cover design

Conditions :
Copyrights to Photo Entries :
** Copyrights or ownership rights to any image submitted as an entry shall remain with the respective entrant. However, to the extent permitted by law, by submitting the entry the entrant grants Olympus the perpetual, royalty free, and irrevocable, worldwide rights to feature, display, post, copy, print, or otherwise use the submitted images in any of Olympus’ websites, e-mails, catalogues, posters, magazine or newspaper articles, books, third-party websites, exhibitions, and any promotional material, globally, during the contest and for a period of three (3) years after the contest is over.

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