Olympus Global Open Photo Contest 2017-18


Olympus announced the Olympus Global Open Photo Contest 2017-18 for professional and amateur photographers anywhere in the world from November 27, 2017.

The competition is open to everyone, amateur and professional photographers alike. Entries are welcome from any country or region around the world. Their tagline is “Anyone can participate with any kind of camera“.

You can simply register on the contest website and post photos to enter between November 27, 2017 to February 26, 2018. Winners will be announced on the contest website in April 2017.

Olympus Global Open  Photo Contest 2017-18  Overview

In line with these contributions, the Olympus Global Open Photo Contest 2017-18 will feature the following six categories.

“Getting Outside”, “Art”, “Power of Life”, “Light”, “Stories” and “Connections to Cherish”.

Olympus Global Open Photo Contest 2017-18

Being held for the third time, the contest has become one of the world’s leading photo contests, receiving over 100,000 entries in 2016-17. Now Olympus invites professional and amateur photographers from all over the world – regardless of their choice of equipment – to enter the contest at https://gopc.olympus-global.com/2017 until 26. February 2018.

To participate, simply register on the contest website Olympus Global and submit at least one image.

Each participant can upload up to 5 images per category in JPEG format with a maximum 15 MB file size. All entries from 11:00 (JST) on 27. November 2017 to 15:59 (JST) on 26. February 2018 will be eligible. The winners will be selected by a jury of 6 renowned photographers and will be announced on the contest website in early June 2018. The Grand Prize (one winner, receiving an OM-D E-M1 Mark II digital camera with the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO lens and 1 million Japanese Yen) will be chosen across all categories and entries. Further prizes will be awarded for each category (1 st , 2 nd and 3 rd Prize receiving Olympus cameras, and Honorable Mentions each receiving a Moleskine Custom Edition notebook).

Further information on the contest guidelines and categories as well as on the prizes and judges can be found at https://gopc.olympus-global.com/2017.