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Call for entries
The EPSON International Pano Awards 2020
US $40,000 prize pool, including $10,000 cash!
Enter online at thepanoawards.com
Professional and amateur photographers around the world are invited to enter The 11th EPSON
International Pano Awards to compete for $40,000 in cash and prizes.
Early-bird entries are open now until Monday 20th July, 2020.
The EPSON International Pano Awards is dedicated to the craft and art of panoramic photography,
and is the world’s largest competition devoted to the genre.
The 2019 competition saw 4913 images submitted from 1258 photographers in 72 countries.
The 2020 competition is open to all professional and amateur photographers with a combined pool
of more than US$40,000, including $10,000 cash.
Prizes include an Epson SureColor P7070 printer, an Epson SureColor P5070 printer, an Epson EB-
1781W ultra-slim projector and a Nikon D850 camera.
We also welcome new supporters - Creative Live, MasterClass, Coursera and Inside Imaging!
The judging panel includes some of the world's top photographers and industry professionals - Lucie
Debelkova, Ignacio Palacios, Isabella Tabacchi, Paul Hoelen, Bill Bailey, Mieke Boynton, Craig
Bill, Aaron Spence, Abe Blair, Carlos Chegado, Julie Fletcher, Timothy Poulton and Juan Pablo
Curator David Evans says, “We've all been inundated with 'We're here for you' messages lately - so
from the outset I'll say this is not one of those. Well, not quite...
“Despite choosing this year, of all years, to substantially upgrade our entry system by hiring a team of
amazing but very expensive coding super geeks - we do feel indeed very fortunate to have a
guaranteed ‘Corona-free’ online platform. What's more, we are so very grateful that our invaluable and
loyal sponsors have not wavered in their support of the 11th EPSON International Pano Awards. We
also welcome several NEW supporters - Creative Live, MasterClass, Coursera and Inside Imaging!
“And so, it is with optimism and gratitude that we announce the 2020 EPSON International Pano Awards
to be open for entries!
“The prize pool is a hefty US$40,000 - including US$10,000 in cash!
“In addition, after freezing the entry fees for 8 years, our planned $2 fee rise for the Amateur competition
this year to help pay for our new fangled entry system has been put on hold, and we've also lowered the
threshold for the early-bird discount from 5 entries to 4, and increased the discount from 20 to 25% - a
free entry. It all helps.
“When considering the Curator's Award this year, all I'll say is I’ll be on the lookout for topical subjects
and themes in the world today. I'll leave that with you...
“With a bit more time on our hands to edit images at the moment, we can't wait to see what you've got.
Remember there’s no age limit on when entries were created, so find the gold in those hard drives and
give everyone something to smile about!
“We thank you for your invaluable support and best of luck in this year's competition!”
For enquiries and more information, contact;
David Evans, Curator
Images are available for publication on request.
The EPSON International Pano Awards