Epson has called for entries for the Pano Awards.
The international awards, now in their 13th year, are devoted to the craft and art of panoramic photography.
David Evans, curator for the Pano Awards, says, “It’s always a very exciting time when we call for entries to win a US$40,000 prize pool. This starts with US$14,000 in cash and includes an array of prizes with the Epson SureColor P7070 printer; the Epson SureColor P5070 printer; and an Epson EB-1795F ultra-slim projector. You can feel the creative ripples go through the industry.”
He says the 2021 Pano Awards surpassed expectations in light of the many challenges the world faced. He expects this year’s awards to exceed the 5,378 images submitted from 1,245 photographers in 97 countries last year.
Bruce Bealby, general manager for marketing at Epson, says, “The Pano Awards truly stand alone in terms of their reach and support within the industry. Epson is proud to support these amazing awards and the wonderfully talented photographers who embrace them.
“It’s no secret that Epson has a long, rich and successful history in the photographic industry with photographers of all levels. As a company images and imagery are at our heart and we are very committed to the photographic industry. As always, we are very much looking forward to seeing the entries and how they come to life, seen as the artist intended, when printed out on Epson’s dedicated photo printers.”
The judging panel for The 2022 Pano Awards includes some of the world’s top photographers and industry professionals: Erin Babnik, Dudley Edmondson, Adam Williams, Isabella Tabacchi, Bill Bailey, Chris Collacott, Aaron Spence, Justin Majeczky, Andreas Paehge, Jason Denning, Thomas Erh, Tim Shields, and Juan Pablo de Miguel.
Epson SureColor printers
The Epson SureColor-P7070 and the SureColor P5070 target premium photo, fine art, proofing and packaging design printing. They support a range of standard and specialist media in roll and sheet formats. They feature Epson’s PrecisionCore Thin Film heads with Variable Sized Droplet Technology. Epson says these enable image output in high resolution with superior fidelity and tonal gradation.
Both printers use Epson’s latest UltraChrome HDX all-pigment aqueous ink, which achieve for accurate colour with an enhanced gamut, Dmax and image durability. The printers also use a 10 colour ink configuration with two levels of black, a choice of a third black or alternative Violet ink.
The Epson EB-1795F portable projector has an ultra-slim design, radiant widescreen performance and easy wireless connectivity. Epson says it delivers value, convenience and performance and brilliant content from any widescreen notebook with native 1080p (1920 x 1080) resolution. It also features 3200 lumens colour and white light output.
Evans adds, “At The Pano Awards, we have much to be grateful for. Firstly, the incredible photographers and their rare talent that make the awards such a success. Second, Epson’s continued support and its amazing photo and fine art printers which set the standard for image reproduction across the spectrum. Lastly, we thank our amazing photographic community for getting behind the awards and equally thank Epson for being such an amazing sponsor with their wonderful support.”