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Canon PhotoMarathon 2017 holds competition in 16 Asian cities

Date:2017-9-28 15:21:14

This year, Canon celebrates 80 years of dedication to imaging solutions and competition intensity is simultaneously building up across the 16 Asian cities. The lineup of Canon PhotoMarathon 2017 competition dates across Asia before the first competition commences on 9 September 2017, 0700 hour at Berjaya Times Square, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

This year, the event expands to China mainland. In total, more than 22,000 photo enthusiasts from different communities are expected to showcase their photo masterpieces. 

"Canon has been championing "overall wellness" for many years, advocating a healthy lifestyle and a positive attitude towards life, and this project is a perfect interpretation of this philosophy. The Canon PhotoMarathon is a perfect combination of photography and sports. Participants will not only enjoy shooting, but also improve their health and help people to communicate more smoothly. For more than a decade, Canon PhotoMarathon has been gaining popularity in Asia, and it continues to attract more and more participants. This year also marks the Canon Group's 80th anniversary. As we launch this activity in 16 Asian cities, we hope to create happiness and delight to everyone," said Howard Ozawa, President of Canon Asia Marketing Group.


 Apart from attractive category prizes, all the Best of Show winners from each competition will win an exclusive spot in the Canon PhotoMarathon Asia Championship held in 2018, which is valued at more than US$5,000. The Canon PhotoMarathon Asia Championship will see these winners from across Asia converge on an all-expenses paid trip (destination to be advised next year) that promises awe-inspiring scenery for any photography buff. Apart from the chance to explore various facets of photography under the tutelage of a professional photographer, the event will also involve further theme challenges which be a test of mettle to select the champion among winners. 

 Many cites joined the annual event this year and now it includes parallel competitions around the region including Brunei, Cambodia, China Mainland, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.