Olympus Global Open Photo Contest 2017-18



The Olympus Global Open Photo Contest 2017-18 starts today. Olympus invites professional and amateur photographers from all over the world – regardless of their choice of equipment – to enter the contest until 26th February 2018.

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Renewed: Olympus challenges photographers across all continents to enter a global photo contest again

Olympus Global Open Photo Contest 2017-18

London, 27. November 2017 – The Olympus Corporation is pleased to announce the Olympus Global Open Photo Contest 2017-18 starting at 27. November 2016. Olympus invites professional and amateur photographers from all over the world – regardless of their choice of equipment – to enter the contest at https://gopc.olympus- until 26. February 2018.

With the Global Open Photo Contest, Olympus wants to inspire people to perceive the world in a new light and to change their usual perspective.

Being held for the third time, the contest has become one of the world’s leading photo contests, receiving over 100,000 entries in 2016-17. The contest supports the development and spread of photography, accepting entries in six categories related to Olympus’ corporate vision: “Getting Outside”, “Art”, “Power of Life”, “Light”, “Stories” and “Connections to Cherish”.

To participate, simply register on the contest website… and submit at least one image. 

Each participant can upload up to 5 images per category in JPEG format with a maximum 15 MB file size. All entries from 11:00 (JST) on 27. November 2017 to 15:59 (JST) on 26. February 2018 will be eligible. The winners will be selected by a jury of 6 renowned photographers and will be announced on the contest website in early June 2018. The Grand Prize (one winner, receiving an OM-D E-M1 Mark II digital camera with the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO lens and 1 million Japanese Yen) will be chosen across all categories and entries. Further prizes will be awarded for each category (1 st , 2 nd and 3 rd Prize receiving Olympus cameras, and Honorable Mentions each receiving a Moleskine Custom Edition notebook).

Further information on the contest guidelines and categories as well as on the prizes and judges can be found at

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