2012 04 28 Epson International Photographic Pano Awards

The Competition


Entries are now open!

Earlybird entries are open until Friday 20th of April 2012.

There will be a late entry period from the 21st April until Saturday 28th April. Late entry fees will apply.

About the awards

The third Epson International Pano Awards is dedicated to the art of panoramic photography. Advances in digital photography and software such as PTGui and Adobe Photoshop has resulted in an explosion in image stitching, especially in the panoramic format. Panoramic film photography also remains alive and well.

The Epson International Pano Awards showcases the work of panoramic photographers worldwide and is the largest competition for panoramic photography. The 2011 competition saw 3586 images submitted from 985 photographers in 62 countries.

View the galleries of 2011 winners and top 50 in each category here. View results from 2010 here. View the display at PMA in Sydney, June 2011 here.


The 2012 competition is now open for all professional and amateur photographers with a combined prize pool of over US $25,000 in cash and prizes. Prizes include an Epson Stylus Pro 7900 printer, an Epson Stylus Pro 4900 printer, and an Epson EB-1775 Ultra-slim Projector!

The winners and top scoring entrants will also be displayed at PMA in Melbourne, May 24-27 2012, and receive world-wide media exposure!

Category winners in the Open Awards will compete for the overall title of The Epson International Pano Awards Photographer of the Year 2012. There is also an Amateur Awards and VR Awards!

Judging Panel

The judging panel includes some of the world's top panoramic photographers and industry professionals, including Christian Fletcher, Nick Rains, Jaspal Jandu, Peter Eastway, Christian Fleury, Tom Putt, Glenn Beanland, Michelle Novak, Doug Segal, Bill Leigh Brewer, David Nicholas, Thomas Bleich, George Pearl, Dawn Snow, Michel Dusariez, Aaron Spence, Scott Highton, Keith Martin and Pat Swovelin.

For further information please visit the EPSON International Photographic Pano Awards.

Complies with the Bill of Rights

This competition meets all the standards set out in

the Bill of Rights For Artists


Competitions which meet all the standards set out in the Bill of Rights For Artists do not do any of the following -

  • claim copyright
  • claim exclusive use
  • seek waiving of moral rights
  • fail to give a credit for all free usage
  • add, alter, or remove metadata from submissions
  • seek usage rights other than for promoting the contest and no other purpose. Note that a book, posters, cards, or a calendar are seen as legitimate ways of promoting the contest and defraying costs
  • seek free usage rights in excess of 5 years
  • use the submissions commercially without the entrant's agreement, and such commercial usage is to be subject to a freely negotiated license independently of the competition.
  • make it a condition of winning that an entrant must sign a commercial usage agreement
  • fail to publish all documents on the competition website that an entrant may have to sign
  • fail to name the judges for this or last year's competition
  • fail to explicitly state all the organisations who will acquire rights to the submissions
  • set a closing date more than 18 months after the contest launch date
  • fail to make clear statements of rights claimed and how submissions are used.

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