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Pano Awards 2010 – Epson

The inaugural 2010 International Pano Awards is dedicated to the art of panoramic photography. Advances in digital photography and software such as PTGui and Adobe Photoshop has resulted in the explosion in image stitching, especially in the panoramic format. Panoramic film photography also remains alive and well. The Pano Awards aims to showcase the work of panoramic photographers worldwide and be the largest and most important competition for panoramic photography.

The competition is now open for all professional and amateur photographers with a combined prize pool of over US $13,000 in cash and prizes!

Objective

Submit your panoramic photographs in the categories below.

  • Open Awards
    • Nature (including landscapes)
    • The Built Environment (including architecture)
  • Amateur Awards
    • Nature (including landscapes)
    • The Built Environment (including architecture)

Prizes

The Pano Awards 2010 has a combined prize pool of over US $13,000 in cash and prizes! You can find more detailed information about prizes on the official website.

  • Open First Prize
    • US $2000 cash!
    • Epson Stylus Pro 4880 printer worth approx US$2800
    • 360Precision Adjuste Giga panoramic head (upgraded from Atome category prize) worth approx US $1150
  • Category Prizes
    • US $1000 cash each!
    • PTGui Pro personal licences worth approx US $215 each
    • 360Precision Atome panoramic heads worth approx US $320 each
  • Amateur First Prize
    • 7 day hire of an Apollo Euro Tourer campervan in Australia, New Zealand or the USA!
    • Tamrac Cyberpro Express rolling photo/computer bag worth approx US$300

Rules

  • People, abstract/creative, B&W and vertical panoramic images can be entered in any category.
  • Entries in the Nature categories must be predominantly of natural subjects, although some man made objects within image are accepted. An example of this would be a jetty or a building within a landscape.
  • Entries in the Built Environment categories must be predominantly of man made subjects, although some natural subjects within the image are accepted. An example of this would be a park within a city environment.
  • All images must be panoramic format, defined for this competition as a minimum 2:1 ratio (long side:short side)
  • Images may be from single capture or stitching software, film or digital capture, but must be 100% photographic in origin.
  • No VR/immersive panoramic images, however 360 degree images are acceptable if presented as jpegs.
  • An Amateur is defined for this competition as someone who earns less than USD$10,000 per year from photography as an occupation.
  • A Professional is defined for this competition as someone who earns greater than USD$10,000 per year from photography as an occupation.
  • The Open category is open to professional, non-professional and student photographers.

Complete official rules

How to enter?

You can enter this contest through the official website.

Entry fee

  • Open Awards
    • Entry fees are US$18 per image, or US$38 for 3 images entered at once (max total 6 images per entrant)
  • Amateur Awards
    • Entry fees are US$16 per image, or US$34 for 3 images entered at once (max total 6 images per entrant)