EPSON, the digital imaging solutions and printer manufacturing, has announced
its pan Asian photography contest, ''colour imaging contest 2005''. The event,
which aims to promote digital imaging endeavours, offers Indian photographers
a chance to compete with the best in Asia and compete for the prize money
totalling approximately Rs65 lakh. Apart from India, Epson has invited participants
from Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines,
China, Taiwan, Korea and Australia.
Tushad Talati, head, brand and communication, Epson India, "The Epson
Colour Imaging contest is an annual feature that is gaining in popularity
every year. Last year Indian photographers fared really well picking up eight
prizes on offer including the grand prize runner up. Lets hope there are a
large amount of entries and winners this year as well."
since 1994, the event attracted 105,033 entries last year of which 1,057 were
from India. Eight photographers from India won prizes including the 500,000
Japanese Yen ''grand runner-up prize'' in the ''human life category''.
year''s event features new categories such as a ''black and white print award''
and a ''camera phone snap award'', introduced in response to the trend in mobile
phone imaging, in addittion to the existing ''colour imaging award'', ''nature
and human life photo award'' and ''family snap award''.
contest is on from June 1, to August 31s 2005 and winners will be announced
mid-December 2005 on the Epson website at www.epson.co.in
. All entries must be submitted to Colour Imaging Contest 2005, Epson India
Pvt. Ltd., 12th Floor, The Millenia, Tower A, Murphy Road, Ulsoor, Bangalore