Olympus Global Open Photo Contest 2017-18

Olympus invites professional and amateur photographers from all over the world – regardless of their choice of equipment – to enter the contest until 26th February 2018.

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Olympus Global Open Photo Contest 2017-18

© Kyaw Bo Bo Han – winner 2015

Being held for the third time, the contest has become one of the world’s leading photo contests, receiving over 100,000 entries in 2016-17. The contest supports the development and spread of photography, accepting entries in six categories related to Olympus’ corporate vision:
“Getting Outside”,
“Power of Life”,
“Connections to Cherish”


  • The Grand Prize (one winner, receiving an OM-D E-M1 Mark II digital camera with the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO lens and 1 million Japanese Yen) will be chosen across all categories and entries.
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    ©Damia Tesorero – winner 2016-17

    Further prizes will be awarded for each category:

  • 1 st prize is one Olympus PEN-F + M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm F2.0
  • 2 nd prize is one Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III + M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ
  • 3 rd prize is one Olympus PEN E-PL8 + M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ
  • Honorable Mentions each receiving a Moleskine Custom Edition Hard Cover Notebook with Olympus camera cover design (ten per category)

    Each participant can upload up to 5 images per category in JPEG format with a maximum 15 MB file size. All entries from 11:00 (JST) on 27. November 2017 to 15:59 (JST) on 26. February 2018 will be eligible. The winners will be selected by a jury of 6 renowned photographers and will be announced on the contest website in early June 2018.

    To participate, simply register on the contest website: https://gopc.olympus-global.com/2017/?lang=en_GB


    Further information on the contest guidelines and categories as well as on the prizes and judges can be found at https://gopc.olympus-global.com/2017.

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