Adrenaline-charged photography contest offers trip to Japan as grand prize


Calling all photographers and camera enthusiasts, the Canon PhotoMarathon is back for its ninth edition.

Taking place at Quill City Mall in the heart of Kuala Lumpur on Oct 17, the event will see photography enthusiasts flaunting their talent in hopes of seizing the coveted grand prize of an eight-day all-expense paid photo clinic in Japan hosted by Canon and assisted by Japan Endless Discovery (JNTO).

The Canon PhotoMarathon Malaysia 2015 promises to be another adrenaline-charged affair as contestants will need to pit against each other and race against the clock to create photographic masterpieces in line with the assigned themes.

Contestants can select between two categories – the Open Category (19 years and above) and the Junior Category (18 years and below).

On the event day, participants are required to capture the best photos of three different themes announced by Canon at 9am, noon and 3pm respectively, using a camera.

Keeping to the strict deadline, participants subsequently need to upload their photos into the designated stations before 8.59am (for the first theme), 11.59am (for the second theme) and 2.59pm (for the third theme).

Failing to submit before the specific time for each theme will render the submission invalid.

Returning judge, publisher and editor of Digital Camera Magazine Malaysia Arthur Chen, photojournalist veteran C.H. Loh and professional sports photographer Kamarul Akhir are sitting on the panel of judges for this year’s PhotoMarathon.

The judges will single out the winning photographs based on the participants’ creativity, originality and relevance to the assigned themes.

The champion of the Canon PhotoMarathon Malaysia 2015 will also walk away with the EOS 5D Mark III, SanDisk Extreme 500 Portable Solid State Drive 120GB, SanDisk Extreme Pro 64GB SDXC card U3 SpeedClass, Tamrac 5549G Adventure Back Pack 9, Sprint Pro II Kit GM, a one-year Digital Camera Magazine subscription and one-year Creative Cloud for individual complete membership.

Open to all amateurs and professional photographers as well as hobbyists, online registration for the Canon PhotoMarathon Malaysia 2015 closes on Oct 10. Log on to http://www.canon-asia.com/photomarathon/my/register.jsp to register now.

Walk-in registrations will also be accepted on the event day. However, all participants are encouraged to register online for a reduced participation fee and to eliminate long queues at the registration counters.

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