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!