Canon PhotoMarathon XVI Singapore 2018 (CPMSG2018) is happening very soon on 28 July 2018 at Suntec City Convention Centre, and we’re super pumped! For those unfamiliar with this event, this is Asia’s largest photography competition that challenges photographers to shoot outside of their comfort zone all while connecting with like-minded individuals.


Here’s how it works: A theme will be announced at three specific times. For each theme, participants will be given a stipulated time to shoot their interpretation of it. Our special panel of judges will then decide who will walk away with the amazing prizes! Participants may also choose to work in teams to score additional prizes.

If you are looking to push your limits in photography, be sure to come on down! With CPMSG2018 just around the corner, we have consolidated a few tips and a quick rundown on what else you can expect on that day.

Prepare yourself beforehand

It is likely that the venue will be packed with people on the day of the competition. The last thing you want is to realise that you have left something crucial at home as this may cause you to feel more anxious or nervous.

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Before the actual day, ensure that all your gears are packed and are working well. Do also ensure that you have a valid form of identification along with you as it needs to be presented for verification. Most importantly, make sure to get ample rest the night before so as to feel fully rested for the long day ahead!

Explore exciting booths

If you have always wanted to meet Canon instructors or to sign up for photography courses, be sure to keep an eye out for the Canon Imaging Academy (CIA) booth! Aside from that, do also check out the EOS World booth to meet and interact with fellow EOS World members.

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That’s not all. #TeamCanonSG (aka the Facebook and Instagram community) will also be setting up a booth on that day. While waiting for the next theme to be announced, why not drop by to say hi and to play some games?

Catch a glimpse of your favourite celebrities  

This year, you’ll also be treated to special appearances by celebrities such as our new Canon Singapore ambassador and Singapore’s own Olympic gold medalist, Joseph Schooling, ONE FM 91.3 DJs Glenn Ong and the Flying Dutchman, and actress Sora Ma! If you have always wanted to catch a glimpse of these influential figures in real life, then be sure to sign up.

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Take part in challenges

The highlight of CPMSG2018 will certainly be the actual competition itself where photographers are to shoot within given themes. Moreover, for the first time ever, theme 3 will be revealed at 5pm instead of the usual 3pm. This would be the perfect time for you to put your low-light photography skills to test.

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Stand to win fabulous prizes

CPMSG2018 is a great opportunity for you to gain recognition for your work with a chance to win prizes worth up to $50,000. To find out more about the different prizes to be won for each category, click here!

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This year, you will also get a chance to win an exclusive pair of Lufthansa tickets on board their all-new direct flight to Munich, Germany in a lucky draw. To top it all off, a special finishers’ medal pin will be presented to those who manage to complete all three themes. It is essentially a symbol of your perseverance! It really doesn’t get any better than this.

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With the buzz of activities to be explored at CPMSG2018, there is no reason for you to miss out on this event. If you are reading this article and wishing you could join, here’s your chance. Click here to sign up now! To those participating, remember to keep a positive attitude towards learning. You will most definitely gain insights that will aid you in your photography journey!

As always, continue to keep those stunning images coming at #CanonSG for a chance to be featured.