Entries for the 11th Epson International Pano Awards are now open to professional and amateur photographers around the world, with up to $40,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs.
Dedicated entirely to the craft and art of panoramic photography, the Pano Awards is the premier contest devoted to the genre. The Pano Awards are proudly owned and operated in Australia. Founded in 2009 by South Australian photographer, David Evans, Epson Australia has been on board since its inception,and other local sponsors include Nikon Australia and Atkins Photo Lab.
‘We’ve all been inundated with “we’re here for you” messages lately – so from the outset I’ll say this is not one of those. Well, not quite,’ said David ‘Despite choosing this year, of all years, to substantially upgrade our entry system by hiring a team of amazing but very expensive coding super geeks – we do feel indeed very fortunate to have a guaranteed “Corona-free” online platform. What’s more, we are so very grateful that our invaluable and loyal sponsors have not wavered in their support of the 11th Epson International Pano Awards.’
Prizes include $10,000 in cash, an Epson SureColor P7070 printer, Epson SureColor P5070 printer, Epson EB- 1781W ultra-slim projector, and a Nikon D850 camera.
Early bird entries to the Pano Awards are currently open, with the 25 percent discount threshold shifted from 5 entries to 4, making one entry free.
‘When considering the Curator’s Award this year, all I’ll say is I’ll be on the lookout for topical subjects and themes in the world today. I’ll leave that with you,’ David said. ‘With a bit more time on our hands to edit images at the moment, we can’t wait to see what you’ve got. Remember there’s no age limit on when entries were created, so find the gold in those hard drives and give everyone something to smile about!’
The 2019 competition saw 4913 images submitted from 1258 photographers in 72 countries, with Australian landscape photographer Mieke Boynton winning the overall prize.
This year the judging panel includes some top photographers and industry professionals – Lucie Debelkova, Ignacio Palacios, Isabella Tabacchi, Paul Hoelen, Bill Bailey, Mieke Boynton, Craig Bill, Aaron Spence, Abe Blair, Carlos Chegado, Julie Fletcher, Timothy Poulton and Juan Pablo de Miguel.
Click here to visit the Epson International Pano Awards.