Canon New Cosmos of the Photography Competition

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Canon New Cosmos of the Photography Competition

Canon is pleased to announce the New Cosmos of Photography 2018 to encourage entries of works that provide a glimpse of tomorrow’s photography and art. The competition is open to both professional and amateur photographers without any restrictions on nationality, age, gender, or experience.

The New Cosmos of Photography is Canon’s cultural support project to discover, nurture, and support new photographers pursuing new possibilities in creative photographic expression.

Who May Eligible:

To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:

  • There are no restrictions on nationality, age, gender, or experience (both professional and amateur photographers may enter).
  • Both individuals and groups may enter the Contest. Entry by groups, however, is restricted to groups that plan to continue activities as a group in the future.
  • Persons under the age of 16 cannot enter the Contest without the consent of a parent or guardian. It is assumed that, by entering the Contest, the person under the age of 16 has obtained the consent of a parent or guardian.
  • Canon Group employees and their immediate family members are not eligible to enter.

How to Apply & Competitions Rules:

To participate, the applicants must submit an application online form through the given link: https://apply.c-ncos.jp/en/entries/apply

Rules:

  • Entries are limited to original photographic works that have not been selected for awards or distinctions in other contests or competitions.
  • We cannot accept works that have been submitted to other contests or competitions that are still being judged.
  • Works that infringe upon third-party rights (copyrights, trademark rights, portrait rights, etc.) may not be submitted. Applicants are required to obtain prior permission from rights owners to enter photographic works that contain copyrighted or other protected materials (works of art, films, photos, music, etc.) owned by others.
  • Each Applicant (individual or group) may enter only one work. The same person may not enter simultaneously as an individual and a group.
  • There is no restriction on the number of elements or items that make up a photographic work. There are restrictions, however, on the file size and format of digital entries (still images and videos/movies) submitted online.
  • If you submit your entry in digital form, the data you send will be judged as the work in its final form. If you wish the final form of your work (for exhibition) to be prints, panels, or in book form, it is best to send your work in its completed form by postal mail or courier.
  • We do not accept submissions of works on DVD, Blu-ray, or other media.
  • Works that are not recognized as the photographic expression may not be accepted.

Submission Requirements:

Still image data

  • The image size should be 1200 x 1600 pixels or larger (recommended). Up to 100 photos or 1,000 MB (1GB) can be uploaded.
  • The recommended file format is JPEG with a resolution of 72 dpi or greater.
  • The color space standard used in the judging process is sRGB.

Video/movie data

  • Any photographic device can be used to take the video work.
  • The total file size of the still images or videos cannot exceed 1,000 MB(1GB). The only format accepted is MP4.
  • Music used in video works must be free of any stop-use or other actions from third parties. Original music that the contestant holds the copyright to may be used (provided that the rights have not been assigned to a copyright collection organization).

Benefits:

Grand Prize winner

  • Prize money totaling JPY 1 million (which includes the JPY 200,000 prize money for the Excellence Award)
  • Gift of a Canon products
  • Permitted to hold a solo exhibition at the New Cosmos of Photography Exhibition 2019

Excellence Award winners

  • Prize money totaling JPY 200,000
  • Works exhibited at the New Cosmos of Photography Exhibition 2018
  • Invited to the Public Grand Prize selection committee meeting
  • Works showcased on the New Cosmos of Photography website
  • Works published in the next issue of the New Cosmos of Photography Magazine

Honorable Mention Award winners

  • Prize money totaling JPY 30,000
  • Works exhibited at the New Cosmos of Photography Exhibition 2018
  • Works showcased on the New Cosmos of Photography website
  • Works published in the next issue of the New Cosmos of Photography Magazine

Application Deadline:

The application deadline is June 6, 2018

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