Asia’s largest photography competition Canon PhotoMarathon XVII 2019 (CPMSG2019) is now open for registration!

How to participate?

Challenge yourself at the CPMSG2019 where participants are tasked to submit a photo that best depicts a given theme within a given deadline. The themes are only unveiled on the event day at specific timings. You will then have three hours to submit ONE picture per theme for the competition that you take during the given time frame.

These given themes can provide you with an abundance of fresh inspiration and help to spark new ideas. It is your time to think outside of the box and unleash your creativity.

Sign up now in either the student or the open category!

The event details are as follows:

Date: 12th October 2019
Time: 8:00am to 8:00pm
Location: Our Tampines Hub
0700hrs – Registration & goodie bags/T-shirts collection
0830hrs – Competition brief
0900hrs – Theme 1 announcement
1200hrs – Deadline for theme 1 submission. Theme 2 announcement
1500hrs – Deadline for theme 2 submission. Theme 3 announcement
1800hrs – Deadline for theme 3 submission.
1930hrs – Announcement of results + prize presentation
2000hrs – Closing

Panel of Judges
These well-respected pro photographers of different genres will pick the winning images:

Kevin Lim

Kevin Lim joined The Straits Times as a photojournalist in 2009. As a news and sports photographer, Kevin has covered many events such as the Malaysian Election, the Asian Games and Trump-Kim Summit in 2018.

Juliana Tan

Juliana Tan is a Singapore-based commercial and editorial photographer and director. Trained as a filmmaker, Juliana creates mise-en-scène in her photographs to situate the narrative of her subject. In both stills and motion, she uses lights, colours and composition purposefully, resulting in a crafted image that evokes a carefully-chosen emotion.

Bernard Seah

Bernard is a passionate wildlife photographer whose works have been featured on both local and international media including the Straits Times, NBC, NHK, Nippon TV, 9News, Business Insider and BBC. Some of his most iconic photo stories involve otters climbing up a ladder and otters witnessing a wedding proposal.

To find out more about the judges, click here.

Here are some pro-tips to keep in mind:

1. Carry fully-charged and spare batteries, additional memory cards and a sturdy bag because NO charging facilities will be provided.

2. Be creative when interpreting the themes.

3. Return early to select and download your best pictures. And for refreshments. Give yourself time to recharge.

4. Pre-select your best image so that you can download quickly.

5. Get a full night’s rest before the event.

6. Stay hydrated throughout the event.

Are you ready to push your limits in photography? Click here to sign up now. We look forward to seeing you there!