Canon EYEcon returns for 2010
A photography competition like no other.
Canon EYEcon returns for 2010.
The search is on for New Zealand’s most talented budding photographers in the 2010 Canon EYEcon photographic competition.
Canon EYEcon 2010 will give tertiary photography students and apprentice photographers the chance to win an enviable prize package of Canon product and cash as well as the unique opportunity to gain experience, insight and inspiration by spending a day with each of the country’s four top photographers, to be announced later in 2010.
Rochelle Mora, Brand Manager – Imaging, Canon New Zealand says following the huge success of the inaugural EYEcon 2009 Canon is excited to continue its support of emerging photographers. “Canon EYEcon 2010 reflects Canon’s commitment to develop photographers through innovation and industry support which is reflected in the competition’s theme of self-discovery and growth,” says Mora. “The winner will receive an experience that will shape their career. This competition encourages our up-and-coming talent to explore their inspiration and who they are as a photographer. “This year’s top EYEcon photographer wins $1,000 cash; an amazing $5,000 worth of Canon product; one year NZIPP and AIPA membership and the chance for hands-on experience from some of New Zealand’s best photographers. “Judges will be looking for a strong combination of creativity, originality and technical ability across the entire portfolio, however this is not the only criteria. Importantly, the work must convey a sense of vision,” concludes Mora. Mora says that every photographer has two important tools – their technical kit and their ability to see things in terms of composition, opportunity, light, colour and detail. “Last year’s winner showed great promise against both of these criteria,” she says.
The winner of EYEcon 2009 Leilani Hatch displayed great skill in her portfolio. Leilani was very pleased to win a kit of Canon equipment but says the highlight was undoubtedly the time spent on location with the photographic mentors – Norrie Montgomery, Tony Drayton, Patrick Reynolds and Brendon O’Hagan. “There is nothing more valuable than real world knowledge and I am very fortunate to have learned from some of the best in New Zealand. “Being part of EYEcon gave me the opportunity to have my work, style and technique viewed by many people. I found I was not only competing against my peers but challenging myself as a photographer.” says Hatch.
The second place recipient will receive $2,000 to spend on their choice of Canon Digital SLR, lenses or printers, and one year’s membership to NZIPP. Unique to Canon EYEcon, Canon New Zealand will also recognise the institute / company of the overall winner, awarding $2,000 to spend on Canon products of their choice. The competition is open nationwide to tertiary institutions and industry. All students studying photography and assistant (apprentice) photographers are eligible to enter.
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