Canon invites the public to pick the best in 2013 Photo Competition


Johannesburg, South Africa. November 18, 2013 - Entries to the 2013 Canon Photo Competition have closed and it’s now up to the public to vote for their favourites to determine the ultimate winner in each category. Voters put themselves in line to win a stunning Canon EOS M camera including an EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM and a Speedlite 90EX, in Canon’s Voter Competition.

The public can vote for their favourites on the Canon Expo website ( and Facebook, or when they visit the Photo Gallery at the Canon SA Expo which takes place from the 29th of November to the 1st of December at Sandton Convention Centre. Voting for the entries opened on 11 November 2013 and closes on 1 December 2013.

According to Canon SA’s Marketing Manager, Michelle Janse van Vuuren, a flood of 3 058 entries were received for the photo competition, and the quality and creativeness of the submissions were extremely high.

“Our judging panel had a tough task choosing the top ten photographs in each of the four categories, as the standard of entries was exceptionally high. Now that they have been selected, we are putting it to a public vote. It is the public who will decide who wins.”

The themes for this year are: Let the Light In; Better in Black and White, Save Our Planet, and The Un-posed Portrait. Canon wanted innovative and creative interpretations of these themes, with minimal digital manipulation. There will be one winner in each of the four categories, with each winner taking home a Canon EOS 6D including an EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens kit. “We call on the public to help decide who wins. Bear the themes in mind and remember, the best photographs are those which capture the emotion and feeling of the moment and tell a story,” Janse van Vuuren says.

The top ten photographs in each category will be on display in the Photo Gallery throughout the 2013 Canon Expo, which is great exposure for the finalists. The Canon SA Expo is open daily from 10:00 to 18:00 and entrance, as always, is free.

Visitors to the event will have an unequalled opportunity to interact with Canon experts and products, including being amongst the first to see and touch some of the company’s latest technologies.

Visitors will also be able to purchase products at discounted prices. The Expo will include inspiring speaker sessions by some of the country’s foremost photographers, with two speaker sessions running simultaneously throughout the day on all three days.

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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 to 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, today, 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, minimising 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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