New Zealand’s most creative photography competition, Canon Photo5 returns
Auckland, New Zealand, 16 August 2013 – Returning for its 7th year, Australia and New Zealands most creative photography competition Canon Photo5 launches
today, inspiring photographers from all walks of life to take their passion and skill set to the next level.
Photo5 starts with five everyday items in a simple brown box. Each item offers a challenge designed to inspire the
creation of amazing photography.
In a Photo5 first, Canon called on its community to create this years Peoples (Open) Brief. Narrowing it down to a
shortlist of: Zero Gravity, Opposites, Water, Reflections and Age, the community voted on Reflections to kick the
“Were excited to unveil Photo5 for 2013 and giving Aussie and Kiwi photographers a fresh chance to showcase their
creativity on a trans-Tasman level. Following in the footsteps of Photo5s past, this years briefs will be sure to
inspire endless creativity as users get imaginative with whats in the box,” said Rochelle Mora, Manager Consumer
Marketing Communications, Canon New Zealand.
A new line-up of Australian and New Zealand photography expert judges has been carefully selected from Canons Masters
program to come on board guide entrants and determine the most creative images in the competition:
• Jonas Peterson - one of the most sought after wedding photographers in the world. His simple, yet emotive approach to
photography has made him one of the biggest names of wedding photography today
• Eugene Tan – an acclaimed surf photographer and founder of cult beach life website, Aquabumps. The idea came about in
1999 when Tan, a frustrated Creative Director combined his three passions: photography, surfing and the web
• Stephen Dupont – an Australian documentary photographer who has produced a remarkable body of visual work; hauntingly
beautiful photographs of fragile cultures and marginalized peoples
• Graham Monro – is the founder of gm photographics, one of the best boutique wedding and portrait photography studios
in Australia. Monro is one of the original Canon EOS masters and primarily focuses on family portrait.
• Mark Horsburgh – specialises in the high-speed world of motorsport and motor-racing. He is the V8 Supercars official
• Jackie Ranken – has had over thirty years experience as a photographer. She is the only woman to have won both the
Australian and New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography, „Photographer of the Year with her unique landscape
and portrait photographs
How to enter:
Entrants who uploaded five images to the Photo5 2012 competition are automatically eligible to request a box for the
2013 competition. All they need to do is head to the entry page on the Photo5 website and confirm their details.
All other 2013 entrants will need to submit an image to the Peoples Brief to receive a box. The Peoples Brief will be
live on the Photo5 website and Canons Facebook page from 15 August and entrants can submit their image from 15 August.
Box numbers are limited so its a matter of first in first served, however entrants are still able to enter the Peoples
Brief until 30 September, even if boxes run out.
Through the Photo5 website and Canon New Zealands Facebook page the judges valuable tips and tricks, from the basic to
the more advanced, will be shared to spur photographic experimentation.
In addition to the winners for each of the five briefs, there is also the „Portfolio Competition for the photographer
who enters the best set of images in all five briefs.
The winner of each brief and the winner of the Portfolio Competition will win an incredible creative photography
workshop with Jackie Ranken and Mike Langford in New Zealand. Accommodation and flights are included with the workshop
prize. Plus, each winner will receive an exhibition quality wall hanging of their choice from photoPICO.
Ultimately the winners will be determined by the Canon community who shape the judges shortlist. Everyone who votes has
the chance to win a Canon PowerShot G15.
Winners will be announced on the Photo5 website on 31 October 2013.