Photography has been around for more than 180 years. Over this period, advances in technology have expanded the domain of cameras from film to digital, from still images to videos.
And with the spread of the Internet, smartphones, social media, and other recent innovations, it is easy for anyone today to take photos and enjoy communicating through photography.
Given the changed landscape around photography, we decided to take advantage of the New Cosmos of Photography accept both printed works by postal mail or courier and digital works (still images and videos) through online submission.
The New Cosmos of Photography support photographers’ attempts to create still images or videos/movies or a fusion of the two, that go beyond previous photographic concepts and genres. We regard still images and videos/movies to be continuous and consecutive. We are hoping for brand-new video works that no one has ever seen before.
Therefore, we encourage entries of works that provide a glimpse of tomorrow’s photography and open up new scenes for photography and art.
Online submissions (still images / videos) will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. (JST), May 31, 2021.
Submissions by post or courier must arrive no later than 5 p.m. (JST), May 31, 2021.
Prizes – One Grand Prize / Seven Excellence Awards / 14 Honorable Mention Awards
Award selections are made by the Excellence Awards selection committee in June. Note that Canon conducts a preliminary screening before the Excellence Awards selection committee meets.
Each of the 7 judges on the Excellence Awards selection committee will choose 1 (individual or group) Excellence Award winner and 1 or 2 (individual or group) Honorable Mention Award winners. As a result, it is possible that the same person or group will be selected by multiple judges for an Excellence Award or Honorable Mention Award. Digital works (still images and videos) will be judged using iPads and computers.
The seven judges on the Grand Prize selection committee will have a public meeting at the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum in the autumn of 2021 and together choose one Excellence Award winner as the Grand Prize winner.
Entry fee – Entering the Contest is free. Please note, however, that the applicant (individual or group) is responsible for all costs related to the submission and return of their entry if submitted by postal mail or courier. Please note also that we cannot return entries submitted by postal mail from outside Japan.
Prizes, gifts, and publicity
Grand Prize winner – Prize money totaling JPY 1 million (which includes the JPY 200,000 prize money for the Excellence Award), Gift of a Canon products, Permitted to hold a solo exhibition at the New Cosmos of Photography Exhibition 2021, All Excellence Award publicity
Excellence Award winners – Prize money totaling JPY 200,000, Works exhibited at the New Cosmos of Photography Exhibition 2021, Invited to the Public Grand Prize selection committee meeting, Works showcased on the New Cosmos of Photography website, Works published in the next issue of the New Cosmos of Photography Magazine
Honorable Mention Award winners – Prize money totaling JPY 30,000, Works exhibited at the New Cosmos of Photography Exhibition 2021, Works showcased on the New Cosmos of Photography website, Works published in the next issue of the New Cosmos of Photography Magazine
Prize money and other gifts will be given after the Grand Prize winner has been selected by the selection committee.
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