The prize is an initiative of Jeff Mitchum, one of our esteemed Open judges, and is open to all entries in the Open competition that meet the criteria.
It will be judged by Jeff and images entered for consideration must predominantly be created ‘in camera’ (see Competition Rules for full details).
The aim of the prize in this age of accelerating digital progression is to reward photography that conveys ‘feeling’ and tells a story…to encourage images that elicit emotive responses, in addition to being well crafted through photographic technique.
The prize awards unique and original subject matter, mastery of composition, patience, range of light, and balance that leads to compelling fine art images.
We’d like to thank Jeff Mitchum for his generosity and spirit in giving so much back to the photographic community.
This is an additional award to the general prize pool, so if you love a bit of Photoshop wizardry, don’t worry…the normal rules haven’t changed and digital retouching is still allowed in the Open, Amateur or VR competition general judging. And, we have another exciting award for you…
This prize aims to reward excellence in modern digital post-processing, and is open to all entries in the Open competition that meet the criteria and are not eligible for the Jeff Mitchum Fine Art Prize (see Competition Rules for full details). This is also an additional award to the general prize pool.
Photoshop and other imaging software are an important part of modern photography, and this prize aims to acknowledge the evolution of the photographic process, and encourage mastery in digital retouching. Judges will also be looking for exceptional photographic technique, subject, composition, light and balance.
The prize will be judged by the executive team at Epson Australia.
Entries must comply with the rules of the competition, but there is no restriction on the level of post-processing allowed. All entries must be 100% photographic in origin, and be the work of the entrant.
We would like to again acknowledge Jeff Mitchum as the generous benefactor of this award.
Scores will now be scaled. 2014 was a low scoring year, and there have been other years in which the scoring has been particularly high.
To moderate the variation from having different judges on the panel each year, we have decided to award merits in the following ratios of all entries: Gold top 2%, Silver next 10%, Bronze next 33%
The Prize Pool has burst through $50,000, including $20,000 in cash! More prizes for more entrants.
We’d like to acknowledge the incredible support of our sponsors, many of whom have been with us since the first year of the competition in 2010…please support them!
2015 represents a new level for The EPSON International Pano Awards!
We’ve lowered the single entry fees and simplified the multiple entry discount. This is good news if you’re entering a single image, and continues to provide good incentive for those who enter 5 or more images.
The VR/360 fee has also been substantially lowered to reflect the relatively smaller number of entrants in this category, and we hope this will attract more entries to make it stronger. As an official sponsor of the IVRPA, we’d like to thank them for their support.
Another new special award in the Open competition; Highest Scoring Wide Angle Image!
So many panoramic images encompass a wide field of view, and we want to see your best – both stitched and short focal length single captures.