The 11th EPSON International Pano Awards is dedicated to the craft and art of panoramic photography, and is the world’s largest competition devoted to the genre.

Each year the top performing photographers are showcased in over 100 publications worldwide – and this year the prize pool value is a whopping US$40,000 – including $10,000 cash!

With special thanks to EPSON Australia, there will also be an EXHIBITION of winning and top scoring images to be held in Sydney in November!

Entries are now closed for 2020. Best of luck to all entrants!

All going well, judging will take place from late August to early September, with results announced late September to early October.

Entries closed

View the 2019 Winners Galleries

2019 Winners Galleries

Photo by Sergio Saavedra Ruiz

A message from the curator

We’ve all been inundated with ‘We’re here for you’ messages lately – so from the outset I’ll say this is not one of those. Well, not quite…

Despite choosing this year, of all years, to substantially upgrade our entry system by hiring a team of amazing but very expensive coding super geeks – we do feel indeed very fortunate to have a guaranteed ‘Corona-free’ online platform. What’s more, we are so very grateful that our invaluable and loyal sponsors have not wavered in their support of the 11th EPSON International Pano Awards. We also welcome several NEW supporters – Creative Live, MasterClass, Coursera and Inside Imaging!

And so, it is with optimism and gratitude that we announce the 2020 EPSON International Pano Awards to be open for entries!

The prize pool is a hefty US$40,000 – including US$10,000 in cash!

With special thanks to EPSON Australia, there will also be an EXHIBITION of winning and top scoring images to be held in Sydney in November!

In addition, after freezing the entry fees for 8 years, our planned $2 fee rise for the Amateur competition this year to help pay for our new fangled entry system has been put on hold, and we’ve also lowered the threshold for the early-bird discount from 5 entries to 4, and increased the discount from 20 to 25% – a free entry. It all helps.

When considering the Curator’s Award this year, all I’ll say is I’ll be on the lookout for topical subjects and themes in the world today. I’ll leave that with you…

With a bit more time on our hands to edit images at the moment, we can’t wait to see what you’ve got. Remember there’s no age limit on when entries were created, so find the gold in those hard drives and give everyone something to smile about!

We thank you for your invaluable support and best of luck in this year’s competition!

David Evans

Prizes include an Epson SureColor P5070 printer, an Epson SureColor P7070 printer,
and an Epson EB-1781W ultra-slim projector!

And US$10,000 in cash!

And thank you Nikon!

As Epson’s ‘imaging partner’, Nikon are very excited to support such an inspiring showcase of panoramic photography from around the world.

2020 Judging Panel

  • Timothy Poulton - Pano Award Judge
    In Amateur Judging Panel

    Timothy Poulton

  • In VR/360 Judging Panel

    Bill Bailey

  • In Amateur Judging Panel

    Julie Fletcher

  • In Amateur Judging Panel

    Lucie Debelkova

  • In Open Judging Panel

    Abe Blair

  • In Open Judging Panel

    Juan Pablo de Miguel

  • In Open Judging Panel

    Isabella Tabacchi

  • In VR/360 Judging Panel

    Aaron Spence

  • In Open Judging Panel

    Paul Hoelen

  • In Open Judging Panel

    Ignacio Palacios

  • In Amateur Judging Panel

    Craig Bill

  • In Amateur Judging Panel

    Mieke Boynton

  • In VR/360 Judging Panel

    Carlos Chegado

2019 Entry Statistics


Countries Represented


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Overall Entries



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