Epson and The Pano Awards have started accepting entries for the 14th edition of one of the world’s largest competitions devoted to the craft and art of panoramic photography.
The 2022 competition surpassed expectations despite many post-Covid challenges, seeing 4,129 entries and images submitted from 1,197 photographers in 98 countries. Current estimates are that these numbers will be exceeded again this year.
The Pano Awards’ curator David Evans explained, “The excitement truly starts when we announce the call for entries to win a US$40,000 prize pool that includes $14,000 in cash and an array of prizes including an Epson SureColor P7070 printer, an Epson SureColor P5070 printer and an Epson EB-1795F ultra-slim projector.
“People start talking, and you can feel the buzz go through the industry. So, it gives me great pleasure to officially announce that professional and amateur photographers around the world are now invited to enter the 14th Epson International Pano Awards and that early-bird entries are open until Monday, June 26, 2023, with final entries due by Monday, July 17, 2023.”
Epson Australia marketing manager Priscilla Dickason added, “The Pano Awards have grown to be iconic in terms of their reach, following and support within the industry. Epson has been proud to support these incredible awards and the truly and uniquely talented photographers who have embraced them for 14 years.
“It is one of the key ways Epson continues our ongoing commitment to the photographic industry with photographers of all levels. Imaging and colour are at Epson’s core, and we are very much looking forward to seeing this year’s entries and how amazing they look when printed out on Epson’s dedicated photo printers.”
The judging panel for the 2023 Pano Awards includes some of the world’s top photographers and industry professionals, including Janie Fitzgerald, Jinyi He, Candace Dyar, Felix Inden, Laura Oppelt, Jarrod Castaing, Tim Shields, Craig Bill, Isabella Tabacchi, Juan Pablo de Miguel, Erin Babnik, Aaron Spence and Bill Bailey.
David Evans concluded, “The Pano Awards and those who support them and participate in them are a family, and we embrace incredibly talented photographers within a real community in order to make the awards such a success.
“We simply couldn’t have achieved our success without Epson, their continued support and their amazing photo and fine art printers, which set the standard for image reproduction. We wholeheartedly thank Epson for being such an amazing sponsor year after year.”