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Olympus Global Open Photo Contest
Total awards: 8500 $
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Contest info


Hello, I would like to introduce you the “Olympus Global Open Photo Contest”. You can enter in this competition online, by clicking the green button "Join" in the top right corner. The “Olympus Global Open Photo Contest” 2016-17 is open to any photographers, who are 18 years and over. Anyone who registers to the contest can participate, only online entries will be accepted. Anyone can participate in the contest, no entry fee is required. Each entrant may submit, up to 5 photo entries. Each image must be in JPEG format. And have to be 15 megabytes or smaller. The minimum acceptable size of images is 320 x 240 px. The sRGB colour space, will be used for judging. Only JPEG files up to 15MB per file, will be accepted. Olympus contributes to society by making life of people safer, healthier, and fulfilling. In line with these contributions, the "Olympus Global Open Photo Contest" will feature the following 4 categories: Power of Life; Connections to Cherish; Places that Inspire; Perspectives Often Missed. Jury panel of the competition is: Anne Day; Kim Lau; Yann Manach; Silvijo Selman; Tetsuro Shimizu and Supasit Srisawathsak. Winning this photo competition, can give the entrants a good start in their careers. Participate in online competitions to develop your professional portfolio and win prizes. This is a perfect opportunity for entrants to show skills and great photographs.

Number of winners







Start date

15 December 2016  -  10 January 2017







Prizes will be presented to one Grand Prize winner and 13 winners per theme.

Grand Prize

First Prize (one per category)

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
+ M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO

+ 1,000,000 Japanese Yen ( $8500 USD)

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II + M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO

Second Prize (one per category)

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II + M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ

Third Prize (one per category)

Olympus PEN E-PL8 + M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ

General rules


How to Enter: Only online entries will be eligible.

Number of Entries: Each entrant may submit up to 5 photo entries for each category. Each image must be in JPEG format and be 15 megabytes or smaller.

Schedule: Entry: 11:00 AM Thursday, October 13, 2016 to 11:00 AM Tuesday, January 10, 2017 -- times are Japan Standard Time (GMT +9)
Winners Announced: April 2017;

It is possible that registration and entry processing may slow down drastically during the final hours of the entry period due to a rush of last-minute entries. To avoid missing the deadline due to this possible slowdown, please complete registration and photo entry as early as possible. The Olympus Global Open Photo Contest Operations Team cannot provide assistance to those entrants whose entries did not get processed prior to the deadline due to system slowdown or error.

Copyright/Usage Rights:

Copyrights or ownership rights to any image submitted as an entry shall remain with the respective entrant. However, to the extent permitted by law, by submitting the entry the entrant grants Olympus the perpetual, royalty free, and irrevocable, worldwide rights to feature, display, post, copy, print, or otherwise use the submitted images in any of Olympus' websites, e-mails, catalogues, posters, magazine or newspaper articles, books, third-party websites, exhibitions, and any promotional material, globally, during the contest and for a period of three (3) years after the contest is over.

Visit https://gopc.olympus-global.com/2016/ to submit your work or for more detail.


Age restriction: 18 /

Available for citizens: Worldwide