The Epson International Pano Awards are back and bigger than ever in their 13th year, with a prize pool that includes cash and Epson SureColor wide format printers. Epson Australia has helped to grow the event into the world’s largest competition devoted to panoramic photography.
“It’s always a very exciting time when we 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 P7070 printer, an Epson SureColor P5070 printer and an Epson EB-1795F ultra-slim projector, as you can feel the creative ripples go through the industry,” said Pano Awards’ curator David Evans.
“I’m delighted to officially announce that professional and amateur photographers around the world are now invited to enter the 13th Epson International Pano Awards and that early-bird entries are open until Monday 27 June 2022.”
The 2021 Pano Awards surpassed expectations in light of the many global challenges, seeing 5,378 images submitted from 1,245 photographers in 97 countries. These numbers are expected to be exceeded this year.
Joshua Hermann of the US won the 2021 Open Competition for three entries including 'Eternal Triangle' (pictured above).
Mark Brierley of Australia won the 2021 Built Environment/Architecture award for 'Tonal Intersection, Brisbane, Australia.' (below)
“The Pano Awards truly stand alone in terms of their reach and support within the industry,” said Epson GM marketing Bruce Bealby said. “This is the thirteenth year Epson has been proud to support these amazing awards and the wonderfully talented photographers who embrace them.
"It’s no secret that Epson has a long, rich and successful history in the photographic industry with photographers of all levels. As a company images and imagery are at our heart and we are very committed to the photographic industry. As always, we are very much looking forward to seeing the entries and how they come to life, seen as the artist intended, when printed out on Epson’s dedicated photo printers.”
The judging panel for The 2022 Pano Awards includes some of the world's top photographers and industry professionals – Erin Babnik, Dudley Edmondson, Adam Williams, Isabella Tabacchi, Bill Bailey, Chris Collacott, Aaron Spence, Justin Majeczky, Andreas Paehge, Jason Denning, Thomas Erh, Tim Shields and Juan Pablo de Miguel.
Early bird entries for The Pano awards are open now. Enter here: https://thepanoawards.com/enter-2022-awards/
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