Filipinos Take on the Challenge of Canon PhotoMarathon 2017
Manila, Philippines – The long wait is over as Filipinos gather at the SMX Convention Center in Mall of Asia, Pasay City, for the much-awaited Canon PhotoMarathon 2017. Armed with their Canon camera of choice, photography-loving Pinoys are ready to take their best shot at the most coveted spot of Asia’s largest on-the-spot photography contest.
“Several countries in the region have already completed the local legs of the competition. Now, it’s time for Filipinos to flaunt their skills and earn their spot at the Canon PhotoMarathon grand finals in Japan next year,” said Kazuhiro Ozawa, President & CEO of Canon Marketing Philippines, Inc.
“We have noticed that more people are interested in photography than ever before are. This competition is the perfect platform for them to showcase their innate talent and creativity in capturing compelling photos,” he added.
Canon PhotoMarathon returns this year to challenge Filipinos anew to produce photographic images that best capture the essence of a given theme under time pressure. Quick thinking, creativity, and photography techniques with the help of Canon cameras, are what participants need to rise above thousands of other entries in the competition.
The entries will be judged by esteemed Canon Brand Ambassadors according to the relevance to the theme (50%), creativity in theme interpretation (30%), and the composition of photography with the use of lighting, exposure, and focus (20%).
The winner will enjoy an all-expense paid trip and will represent the Philippines at the Canon PhotoMarathon grand finals in Japan on 2018. Special prizes will also be given to the owners of the rest of the top five most impressive photos.
Since its inception in Singapore in 2003 as a platform to bring communities closer together and cultivate the culture of photography, Canon PhotoMarathon has received overwhelming reception among different communities in the Asian region throughout the years. This year, it extends its footprint in Nepal adding to these other participating countries: Brunei, Cambodia, China Mainland, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines.
To know more about Canon PhotoMarathon 2017, visit www.imagenation.canon.com.ph.
About Canon in the Philippines
Canon is a multibillion dollar company with one of the most extensive products lines of digital imaging devices.
2017 marks the company’s 31st consecutive year it has been ranked among the top five U.S. patent holders and the 12th consecutive year it has been ranked first among Japanese companies for the number of U.S. patents granted. It continues to enrich lives through technological innovation.
Guided by its commitment to its Kyosei philosophy of living and working together for the common good, Canon provides total imaging solutions to improve personal and professional lives. The brand ranks 8th in the region and 7thin the Philippines according to a 2016 study conducted by Asia-Campaign Specific and Nielsen thanks to its strong reputation on performance and good corporate citizenship.
Canon Marketing (Philippines), Inc. has offices spread across the Philippine archipelago supported by its vast network of authorized service centers. Recognitions and awards received include the Corporate Award and Gold Bagwis Seal of Excellence for providing distinctive service to customers.
In the Philippines, it is a strong leader in the camera, inkjet printer, laser printer, and copier product categories.