Canon SA calls for entries to 2013 Photography Competition

Canon photographers stand a chance to win a share of R150 000 worth of prizes. They will also have the opportunity to showcase their photographs at the 2013 Canon SA Expo by entering Canon's third-annual Photography Competition.

The company is now calling for entries to the competition, which is open to all Canon photographers – and in fact anyone who is happiest behind the lens of a Canon camera within the borders of South Africa. Photographers can enter one or more of the four categories by submitting their photos, showing creative interpretation of the themes, by the 1st of November 2013.

The themes for this year are; Let the light In, Better in black and white, Save our planet, and The unposed portrait.

"We are looking for innovative and creative interpretation of these themes, with minimal digital manipulation, so we invite entrants to let their creative juices flow.

"The best photographs are those which capture the emotion and feeling of the moment and tell a story. You do not have to be a pro to plan, and be at the right place at the right time. It is always exciting to see how entrants perceive the themes and translate their perceptions into a tangible, 'talking' picture," says Canon SA's Marketing Manager, Michelle van Vuuren.

There will be one winner in each of the four categories, with each winner taking home a stunning Canon EOS 6D including an EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens kit. A panel of industry experts will determine the top 10 entries in each category. The ultimate winners will be determined by public votes received from the top 10 entries displayed on the Canon SA Expo and Photo Competition Facebook pages, on and in the gallery at the Canon Expo.

Entries must be submitted in electronic JPEG format, not exceeding 2MB, via email. There are four email addresses correlating to the various themes. Entrants must submit their entries to the email address appropriate to the category or categories they are entering namely;;;, and

There is also a stunning Canon EOS M including an EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM and a Speedlite 90EX up for grabs in the Voter Competition. Only one entry per category is allowed but there is no limit on the number of categories you can enter. The public can vote for their favourites on the Canon Expo website ( from 10 November 2013 or when they visit the gallery at the Canon Expo which takes place from the 29th of November to the 1st of December 2013 at the Sandton Convention Centre. Voting closes on 1 December 2013.

The winners of the Photography and Voter Competitions will be announced on or after 15 January 2014. Visit for rules and more information.

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Media enquiries, please contact:
Canon South Africa:
Dana Eitzen
t: +27 (0)12 675 4900
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Azelle Evans
t: +27 (082) 851 0090

About Canon Europe
Canon Europe is the regional sales and marketing operation for Canon Inc., represented in 116 countries and employing over 11,000 people across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Founded in 1937 with the specific goal of making the best quality camera available to customers, Canon's tireless passion for the Power of Image has since extended its technology into many other markets and has established it as a world leader in both consumer and business imaging solutions.
Its solutions comprise products, ranging from digital compact and SLR cameras, through broadcast lenses and portable X-ray machines, to multi-function and production printers, all supported by a range of value added services.

Canon invests heavily in R&D to deliver the richest and most innovative products and services to satisfy customers' creative needs. From amateur photographers to professional print companies, Canon enables each customer to realise their own passion for image.

Canon believes that considering the interests of society and the environment is an integral part of good business practice. This is embodied in its corporate philosophy Kyosei - 'To live and work together for the common good'.

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About Canon South Africa
Canon South Africa (Pty) Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon Europe, came into being on January 4, 2000. Canon Europe is the regional sales and marketing operation for Canon Inc., represented in 120 countries and employing over 11,000 people across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Canon Europe invested in South Africa with a view to growing and expanding its market share in the country.

In South Africa, the Canon brand is today synonymous with consistency, driven by the company's passion, imagination, knowledge and importantly, loyalty to its customers. Canon SA offers a wide range of consumer imaging products and business solutions as well as a variety of large format printers.

Canon technologies are durable, innovative, intuitive, and feature smart and environmentally sustainable designs.  Canon invests heavily in R & D and will continue to deliver new and technologically advanced products that cater for a variety of requirements.

In South Africa Canon will continue to support environmental sustainability by operating responsibly, minimizing the impact of its business on the environment and also encouraging a culture of environmental awareness and accountability amongst their staff, business associates and partners.  Canon has also maintained its ISO 14001 environmental accreditation since 2007.

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