Canon announces the New Cosmos of Photography 2016 competition is open for entries

London, UK, 20 April 2016 – Canon, world leader in imaging solutions, has announced it will begin accepting entries for its New Cosmos of Photography 2016 (39th edition) photo competition from the 20th April 2016. The annual contest, which launched in 1991, is Canon’s cultural support project to discover, nurture and support new photographers who want to pursue fresh possibilities in creative photographic expression.

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Judges review entries (The Excellence Award selection process from the 2015 competition)

“With the cooperation of renowned photographers, artists, curators, and photography and art critics from around the world, the New Cosmos of Photography contest has become highly regarded as a gateway to success for new photographers”, commented Junko Kimura, General Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility, Canon Inc.. “The contest is aimed at encouraging the creation of original works that push the boundaries of photography’s potential. Because of this, entries are open to all members of the public, regardless of age or nationality, and there are no restrictions on the number or format of works entered.”

Entries for New Cosmos of Photography 2016 competition will be accepted from across the globe between April 20th and June 15th, 2016. The Excellence Award selection committee will meet in July to choose seven Excellence Award winners and 14 Honourable Mention Award winners. In November, the Grand Prize selection committee will select one Grand Prize winner from among the seven Excellence Award-winning entries.

The Grand Prize winner of this year’s competition will receive JPY 1 million in prize money, plus a Canon prize, and will be granted the right to hold a solo exhibit at next year’s New Cosmos of Photography exhibition of winning entries. In addition, to encourage the continued pursuit of their creative activities, 2016 Excellence Award and Honourable Mention Award winners will each receive prize money and the right to display their works at this year’s exhibition of winning entries.

For additional information about this year’s New Cosmos of Photography competition, please visit the New Cosmos of Photography homepage at: www.canon.com/scsa/newcosmos/

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