Canon is once again looking for the best photographers in Australia with the return of its EOS Photo5 contest.
This contest has been running for three years now and is based on a creative brief focusing on five objects in a box sent to registered participants.
According to Canon, while the concept is similar for this year, past participants are sure to find a few surprises when the box arrives on their door-step.
“The competition is bigger, better and more challenging than ever before – the rules have changed, the prizes have changed, the briefs have changed and the level of difficulty has definitely changed,” says the company.
Canon Australia’s Brand Manager for EOS, Chris Macleod said, “Since EOS Photo5 launched in 2007, we have been impressed by the level of creativity from participants and the passion from everyday people to try something different with their digital SLRs. This year, we’re mixing things up and while I don’t want to give too much away, I can tell you that participants will be tasked with not just shooting the EOS Photo5 object, but also incorporating a specific creative photography technique, ensuring they really are taking their photography to a new level.”
While in previous years, entries into the competition have been limited by the number of boxes Canon produces, another exciting change to this year’s EOS Photo5 competition is the inclusion of an ‘open brief’ meaning that consumers who miss out on receiving a box can still enter.
Aspiring photographers can register for the competition at http://www.canon.com.au/worldOfEos/photo5/. Boxes are limited so people should register as soon as they can.
Winners will be announced on November 23, 2009. Every winner (five in total) receives an EOS 5D Mark II Premium Kit (with EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM) and a trip to Queensland, hosted by professional adventure photographer Chris Bray.