Join the Olympus Global Open Photo Contest 2015 Now!

Olympus has announced the Global Open Photo Contest 2015 and anyone can participate with any kind of camera.

You really should send your best photos to the new Olympus Global Open Photo Contest 2015:

Contest Guidelines

Only online entries will be eligible.
Enter from the Categories and Themes section above.
Anyone submitting an entry is asked to register a username.

Number of Entries
Each entrant may submit up to 5 photo entries for each theme.
Each image must be in JPEG format and be 15 megabytes or smaller.

Entry: 2:00PM Tuesday, August 25, 2015 (JST) to 11:00 AM Friday, November 20, 2015 (JST)
Winners Announced: February 2016

Anyone who registers to enter can pariticipate.
Go to Enter or My Page to register.
How to View/Edit Your Entries
You can view photos you entered from My Page.
You can also cancel/replace entries, and edit photo titles/descriptions throughout the entry period from My Page.

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Olympus Global Open Photo Contest 2015 now open for entries via the contest website

Premier digital online photo contest for amateur and professionals opens, with prizes for photo viewers too
Southend – Showcasing and recognizing talented photographers, the Olympus Global Open Photo Contest at opens from 08:00 am (BST) on Tuesday 25 August and is accepting entries through to 05:00 am (GMT) on Friday 20 November.

Entries are invited in four categories which are offered under five thematic headings: Life (“Birth”), Future (“Places to Preserve”), People (“Smiles”), and Technical (“Macro” and “Art”). They should be in JPEG format with a maximum 15 MB file size. Up to 5 entries per theme can be submitted, and entrants are free to amend entry descriptions, take down entries or add fresh photos at any time during the competition period. The image data files can be created using any type of camera or smartphone, from any manufacturer, and uploaded to the contest website. Entries which have been digitally manipulated using photo editing software are also accepted.

The jury panel will be announcing the results via the contest website in February 2016. The Grand Prize (one winner, receiving the latest Olympus PEN series camera and 1 million yen (c. EUR 7,400)) will be chosen across all entries and themes. A further 14 prizes will be awarded for each theme (1st, 2nd, 3rd and one Bonus Prize receiving Olympus cameras, and 10 Honorable Mentions each receiving a Moleskine Custom Edition notebook).

The total value of the prizes on offer is approximately EUR 30,000.

The contest also features a viewers’ raffle – anyone who registers on the site to view the entries (whether entering the contest or not) has the chance of winning either the latest Olympus PEN series camera, or one of 300 Moleskine Custom Edition hardcover notebooks.

Full details of terms and conditions and further information on the thematic headings and about the jury members can be found at