Capture Visual Stories That Impact Lives at Canon Photomarathon 2018

    Even the simplest of photographs can elicit emotion—but when delivered well, they have the power to spark change and impact lives. Canon invites Filipino photographers to capture visual stories that will create lasting impact for the future generation at the Philippine leg of the largest on-the-spot photography contest in Asia. Set to happen on November 10, 2018 at Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City, this year’s Canon Photomarathon Philippines is for the benefit of Operation Smile Philippines.

    “Canon has always been about empowering photography lovers by providing superior imaging products and services that allow them to capture and share powerful visual stories wherever they may be,” said Benny Yu, Canon Marketing (Philippines), Inc.’s (CMPI) Head of Consumer Imaging and Information division. “In this year’s Canon Photomarathon, we want Filipino photographers to extend the power of their photographs in helping affect change in the lives of children supported by our partner organization Operation Smile Philippines.”

    Operation Smile Philippines, which has been a partner of CMPI since 2011, provides free reconstructive facial surgery to indigent children and young adults born with cleft lip and cleft palate deformity. A portion of the registration fee of each of the Canon Photomarathon Philippines participant will be dedicated to help raise funds for the organization to conduct more surgeries and allow more Filipino children to overcome their deformities. Participants may also have their photos printed using Canon Large Format Printers for a very minimal cost through Print for Smiles, an initiative started by Canon to help generate funds for the organization.

    Join the Competition Now

    Canon users nationwide, from DSLR, mirrorless, to compact digital camera users, may join and register at until November 9, 2018. The one-day photography competition will challenge participants to capture impactful visual masterpieces according to themes that will only be revealed on the event day. Submitted photos will be judged by esteemed Canon Crusaders of Light according to relevance to theme, creativity in theme interpretation, and composition of photograph.

    The Canon Photomarathon Philippines 2018 grand winner, who will be announced on the same day, will receive a brand-new Canon EOS R body worth Php147,998 and represent the country at the Canon Photomarathon regional grand finals in Japan in 2019.

    Road to Canon Photomarathon

    To help equip photographers, enthusiasts and professionals alike, across the country with the right skills and products to capture lasting visual stories, Canon will be conducting workshops in Cebu on October 27 and 28 and in Davao on November 3 and 4. Open to both Canon and non-Canon users, interested participants may visit to learn more about these free workshops.

    Stories that last with Canon

    In line with the theme of this year’s Canon Photomarathon Philippines, Canon Philippines also invites photographers from different regions of the country to post photographs that they think can affect change. Answer the question, “for whom do we tell these visual stories?” and use the hashtags #CanonPhotoMarathon2018 and #TeamCanonPh to get a chance to win exclusive passes to the Canon Photomarathon Philippines 2018.

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