Photographers who love panoramic photography, take note! The world’s largest competition devoted to the craft and art of panoramic photography, Epson is excited to announce the call for entries for Epson International Pano Awards 2023! The Epson International Pano Awards are back for an incredible 14th successive year with Epson Australia taking the stage as the main sponsor for the awards.
The Pano Awards’ Curator, David Evans, explained, “The excitement truly starts when we announce the call for entries to win a US$40,000 prize pool that includes $14,000 in cash and an array of prizes including an Epson SureColor P7000 printer, an Epson SureColor P5000 printer and an Epson EB-1795F ultra-slim projector. People start talking and you can feel the buzz go through the industry. So, it gives me great pleasure to officially announce that professional and amateur photographers around the world are now invited to enter the 14th Epson International Pano Awards. Applications are due Monday 17 July 2023.”
For the Epson International Pano Awards 2022 competition, it surpassed expectations despite facing many post-Covid challenges. Year 2022 competition saw 4,129 entries images submitted from 1,197 photographers in 98 countries. Current estimates hat these numbers will be exceeded again this year.
Epson Australia marketing manager, Priscilla Dickason, said, “The Pano Awards have grown to be iconic in terms of their reach, following and support within the industry. Epson has been proud to support these incredible awards and the truly and uniquely talented photographers who embrace them for 14 years. It’s one of the key ways Epson continues our ongoing commitment to the photographic industry with photographers of all levels. Imaging and colour are at Epson’s core and we are very much looking forward to seeing this year’s entries and how amazing they look when printed out on Epson’s dedicated photo printers.”
Epson SureColor P7000 and Epson SureColor P5000
The Epson SureColor-P7000 is a 24″ (610mm) large format printer and the SureColor P5000 is a 17″ (432mm) large format printer both of which are designed for premium photo, fine art, proofing and packaging design. They support a wide range of standard and specialist media in roll and sheet formats and feature a PrecisionCore Thin Film (TFP) head with Variable Sized Droplet Technology that enables the output of images in high resolution with superior fidelity and tonal gradation.
Both printers use Epson’s latest UltraChrome HDX all-pigment aqueous ink for accurate colour with an enhanced gamut, Dmax and image durability. The printers also use a 10 colour ink configuration with two levels of black, a choice of a third black or alternative Violet ink for outstanding colour and black and white prints with up to 99% Pantone coverage.
Its ultra-slim design, radiant widescreen performance and easy wireless connectivity make the Epson EB-1795F the ultimate choice in portable projectors. It delivers value, convenience and performance and easily delivers brilliant content from any widescreen notebook with native 1080p (1920 x 1080) resolution. Couple that with 3200 lumens colour and white light output and the results are truly amazing.
David Evans concluded, “The Pano Awards and those who support them and participate in them are a family and we embrace incredibly talented photographers within a real community in order to make the awards such a success. We simply couldn’t have achieved our success without Epson, their continued support and their amazing photo and fine art printers which set the standard for image reproduction. We wholeheartedly thank Epson for being such an amazing sponsor year after year.”
Judging panel for The 2023 Pano Awards
The judging panel for The 2023 Pano Awards includes some of the world’s top photographers and industry professionals including Janie Fitzgerald, Jinyi He, Candace Dyar, Felix Inden, Laura Oppelt, Jarrod Castaing, Tim Shields, Craig Bill, Isabella Tabacchi, Juan Pablo de Miguel, Erin Babnik, Aaron Spence and Bill Bailey.
Hear from previous Pano Awards winners!
If you are hearing about Epson International Pano Awards for the first time, or you would like to know more about what is it like entering this contest, check out the YouTube videos below and hear from previous Pano Awards winners!
- Compilation: https://youtu.be/vJ0AkDxLUuY
- David Evans: https://youtu.be/EjL4DoQIHwY
- Paul Hoelen: https://youtu.be/ZruUuixGId4
- Mieke Boynton: https://youtu.be/ygYmOTASl9Q
- Tom Putt: https://youtu.be/MTt81uA
* Information and pictures courtesy of Epson Singapore and Hill+Knowlton Strategies *