Above: 2018 Amateur Landscapes Winner Nathaniel Merz (Daedunsan, South Korea)
If panoramic photography is your craft and passion, you might want to catch up with your pending projects or dust off your drives for your best work so far. Now on its 10th year, the EPSON International Pano Awards continues with its dedication to showcase outstanding work by amateur and professional panoramic photographers across the globe. In this run, the world’s biggest panoramic photography contest will be giving away $50,000 in cash and prizes.
Given the advances in digital photography and innovations in photo editing software, EPSON International Pano Awards sees image stitching (especially in panoramic format) becoming even more popular among both amateur and professional photographers. Immersive VR photography has also been quickly developing and gaining practitioners, while dedicated panoramic film photographers remain passionate with their craft. The competition is a fine testament to this following, having gathered 4,937 photos submitted by 1,251 photographers in 74 countries last year.
The competition is divided into OPEN Awards, AMATEUR Awards, and VR/360 Awards, with the first two categories further subdivided into Nature/Landscapes and Built Environment/Architecture.
For this year, participants will be competing for cool prizes that include $12,000 in cash, an Epson SureColor P7070 printer, an Epson SureColor P5070 printer, an Epson EB-1776 ultra-slim projector and a Nikon D850 camera. This year’s judging panel is comprised of the world’s top photographers and industry professionals such as Adam Williams, William Long, Isabella Tabacchi, Bill Bailey, Mark Gray, Aaron Spence, Chris Collacott, Abe Blair, Timothy Poulton, Sean Davey, Juan Pablo de Miguel, Anna Gibiskys, and Ayrton Camargo.
Interested in giving this contest a shot? The competition will be accepting early bird entries until Monday, July 1, 2019. Visit the EPSON International Pano Awards website for more information on the contest and to make your submission.