The sixth Epson International Pano Awards is dedicated to the art of panoramic photography. Advances in digital photography and editing software has resulted in a surge in the popularity of image stitching, especially in the panoramic format. Panoramic film photography also remains alive and well.

The Epson International Pano Awards showcases the work of panoramic photographers worldwide and is the largest competition for panoramic photography.

2015 total prize pool worth over $50,000USD, including $20,000 cash!

Earlybird entries close Sunday July 12th Midnight (UTC -11)

Prizes include an Epson Stylus Pro 7900 printer, an Epson Stylus Pro 4900 printer, and an Epson EB-1775 Ultra-slim Projector!

Epson Stylus Pro 4900
Epson Stylus Pro 7900
Epson EB-1775W Ultra-slim projector

What’s New

Jeff-Mitchum

Introducing the new Jeff Mitchum Fine Art Prize!

This prize has a whopping $10,000 up for grabs, with a $5000 first prize!  Click here for the full breakdown.

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…

Also introducing the Epson Digital Art Prize!

This prize has $2000 on offer, with a $1000 first prize! Click here for the full breakdown.

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.

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Scaled Scoring

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%

Record Prize Pool

The Prize Pool has burst through $50,000, including $20,000 in cash!

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!

Entry Fees Reduced

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

Another new special award in the Open competition; Highest Scoring Wide Angle Image!

So many panoramic images encompass a wide filed of view, and we want to see your best – both stitched and short focal length single captures.

2015 Judging Panel

  • Jeff Mitchum
    In Open Judging Panel

    Jeff Mitchum

  • Joshua Holko
    In Open Judging Panel

    Joshua Holko

  • Julie Fletcher
    In Open Judging Panel

    Julie Fletcher

  • Arild Heitmann
    In Open Judging Panel

    Arild Heitmann

  • Marcio Cabral
    In Open Judging Panel

    Marcio Cabral

  • Lauren Bath
    In Amateur Judging Panel

    Lauren Bath

  • Stefan Hefele
    In Amateur Judging Panel

    Stefan Hefele

  • Mark Gray
    In Amateur Judging Panel

    Mark Gray

  • Mel Sinclair
    In Amateur Judging Panel

    Mel Sinclair

  • Timo Lieber
    In Amateur Judging Panel

    Timo Lieber

  • Denis Gadbois
    In VR/360 Judging Panel

    Denis Gadbois

  • Bill Bailey
    In VR/360 Judging Panel

    Bill Bailey

  • Aaron Spence
    In VR/360 Judging Panel

    Aaron Spence

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2014 Entry Statistics

54

Countries Represented

2108

Open Entries

1652

Amateur Entries

211

VR/360 Entries

3971

Overall Entries

870

Photographers

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