Largest turnout ever of 2518 participants at Canon PhotoMarathon XI

Written by Cheryl Tay on . Posted in Cheryl Tay News | Latest Industry News


The largest annual photo competition in the region, Canon PhotoMarathon Asia, kicked off  on the morning of 6 July with the largest ever attendance of 2518 participants taking part in the Singapore leg of the competition at Suntec City International Convention & Exhibition Centre Singapore.

Canon PhotoMarathon consists of three segments in which participants are required to create images according to the various themes that will be announced one after another throughout the one-day competition. The Canon PhotoMarathon started at 9 a.m. and is expected to continue over the next 7 hours, culminating with the announcement of the winners at the end of the day.


The Canon Experience

Canon PhotoMarathon is a flagship event that engages shutterbugs from all walks of life and provides consumers with a positive Canon experience. Following the launch of the Canon Try and Buy Lens Programme in March this year, Canon is introducing to the Canon PhotoMarathon Try & Buy lens booth where participants get to rent and test out a wide range of Canon lenses. Furthermore, participants will also have a chance to take a look at rarely seen Canon medical equipment and enterprise products from other Canon business units.


The grand prize winner, termed “Best of Show” in the competition, from each of the two categories – Open and Student – will win a photo clinic to the southern-central region of Japan’s main island, Kansai. Winners will also be selected for the three individual themes of the day and they will each walk away with a Canon EOS camera and PIXMA printer, amongst others.

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