Canon Opens Entries For New Cosmos Of Photography 2020 Competition

Canon will accept entries for its “New Cosmos of Photography 2020” (43rd edition) photo competition from 18 March to 20 May.

Last year’s winners. This year’s Excellence Award and Honorable Mention Award winners will receive prize money and display their works at this year’s exhibition of winning entries.

Last year’s winners. This year’s Excellence Award and Honorable Mention Award winners will receive prize money and display their works at this year’s exhibition of winning entries.

The Excellence Award Selection Committee will meet in June to choose seven Excellence Award winners and fourteen Honorable Mention Award winners.

Later, in October, the Grand Prize selection committee will meet to select one Grand Prize winner from among the seven Excellence Award-winning entries.

Judges for the 2019 competition. To promote the competition as a global photo contest, experts from outside Japan have once again been invited to judge the 2020 competition this year. This year’s seven judges include British Photographer Paul Graham, Japanese art critic Noi Sawaragi and Japanese photographer Mikiya Takimoto.

Judges for the 2019 competition. To promote the competition as a global photo contest, experts from outside Japan have once again been invited to judge the 2020 competition this year. This year’s seven judges include British Photographer Paul Graham, Japanese art critic Noi Sawaragi and Japanese photographer Mikiya Takimoto.

The Grand Prize winner of this year’s competition will receive JPY 1 million in prize money and a Canon product, as well as the opportunity to hold a solo exhibit the following year.

More details below from the press release.

The New Cosmos of Photography encourages the creation of original works that advance the art of photography by pushing the boundaries of its potential, and systematically assists and nurtures award winners.

To date, the New Cosmos of Photography contest has accepted 31,357 entries from both individuals and groups, and has turned out a great number of outstanding photographers who are enjoying widespread success around the world.

As a result, the contest has come to be regarded today as a gateway to success for new photographers.

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